Thomas Wharton

I write books for adults and younger readers. My work has been published in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and many other countries. I’m currently working on a collection of fantastical tales.

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The Perilous Realm Online Part 12
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The Perilous Realm Book One: The Endless Road CHAPTER TWELVE  They floated across the lake in the dark, and as they shared what little food they had, Will told Moth the tale of how he had found Shade at the library. Pendrake described the journey from Fable and their escape from the shard, thanks...
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The Perilous Realm Online Part 11
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The Perilous Realm Book One: The Endless Road CHAPTER ELEVEN They trudged on, and when the tower did not reappear, they felt certain they had escaped, especially when they found themselves in a region of the bog with more trees. Spindly fir and pines stood in greater numbers here, and even some t...
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BOOK ONE: THE ENDLESS ROAD CHAPTER TEN “I wasn’t careful enough,” Pendrake said. “Whatever broke into the snug must have sensed my presence and followed me.”  “This ghool will not harm Will Lightfoot,” Shade growled. “I will go meet it, while you seek safety.”  “I don’t doubt your courage, Shade,...
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Book One: The Endless Road    CHAPTER NINE  At dawn the next morning the travellers set out reluctantly into a cold and damp fog that took its time drawing off. Eventually the sun won through and warmed them as they walked. Birds sang, and the road wove its way among low hills dotted with sw...
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The Perilous Ream Online
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Book One: The Endless Road Chapter Eight Will and his companions left Fable by a gate in the south wall, crossed the bridge over the stream, and took a narrow winding path that led up to the road. The story they had prepared was a simple one, that they were on a journey to visit […]
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Chapter Seven When they returned from Appleyard Rowen met them in the hall. She wanted to know everything that had been said, and if they had met any of the riders, but Will did not feel like talking. He soon said goodnight and took Shade with him up to his room. The wolf stretched out […]
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Book One: The Endless Road Chapter Six   The wolf followed Will and Rowen through the streets, staying right behind them but not uttering a word. As they made their way back to Pluvius Lane, passersby stopped in their tracks and stared uneasily at the alarmingly large creature padding along the p...
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  Book One: The Endless Road Chapter Five    He was walking through a field. Snow was falling.   He walked, and gazed around him, and saw that there were stones lying everywhere.  Small grey stones. The snow fell on them but it did not cover them. He stopped and picked up one of the [&#...
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Book One: The Endless Road Chapter Four Will followed numbly as the toymaker led them to his workshop. The old man’s words had stunned him. Despite what he’d told Pendrake, part of him really did want to see home again, to escape away this frightening place and return to what he knew, even if he ...
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Book One: The Endless Road Chapter Three Rowen and Will hurried along the road, passing stone farmhouses with pale smoke rising from their chimneys into the air. The rain began to fall in earnest. Once a small dog darted out from an open gate in a hedge and trotted along with them a short distanc...
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