COMING SOON - DYLAN MCFINN & THE TEMPLE OF THE FOUR WINDS
The chronicles of Dylan McFinn are well underway...
The second book in the series is currently in production. Dylan McFinn and the Temple of the Four Winds.
The story picks up from where the First book came to a dramatic conclusion. What will happen in the next instalment of The Dylan McFinn Chronicles.
Dylan McFinn is an ordinary twelve-year-old. Ordinary, that is, if you ignore the fact that he lives deep under the Pacific Ocean with his sea-captain father Culbert, his annoying little brother Axneus, and his mother Varuna – who is most definitely not a mermaid.
Ordinary, too, if you ignore the mysterious power he doesn’t know he possesses.
CHARACTERS FROM THE DYLAN MCFINN UNIVERSE
Here are a few main characters from the first instalment in the Dylan McFinn Chronicles.
Culbert McFinn - (Dylan & Axneus's Father) the craggy old sea dog who fell in love with Varuna a beautiful mermaid. He sparks the Brother's imagination and gets them into heaps of trouble.
Kadavu - (The Shark God) an ancient deity who patrols the waters of the Pacific. He wants to claim Maloto for his own domination but who will anyone stop him?
Marilla - An ancient sea witch, she appeared on the island of Maloto with no warning or reason why. Since her appearance the island hasn't been the same. Why is she there? and what's she up too?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 April 2020
Format: Amazon Kindle Edition
Culbert McFinn has lived on the Fijian island of Maloto all his life. He is the lighthouse keeper and often helps out his kindhearted neighbours, whose main priority is recycling and reusing the plastic fished from the sea by Marvin.
When Culbert has a little too much to drink one night and sees a mermaid, he thinks it’s just the drink playing tricks with him. The mermaid, Varuna, is playful and flirty and, as much as his reason might tell him that he imagined the whole thing, Culbert finds himself thinking about her quite a bit.
When Culbert invents a contraption to make the collection of plastic from the ocean easier and more effective, he has no idea that Varuna has been tracking Marvin’s boat, nor that she is about to lead Culbert deep into the ocean to see where she lives and to learn about her people.
Many years later, when their eldest son, a kind and practical lad called Dylan, is turning thirteen, Culbert takes him, and his grumpy, self-centred little brother, Axneus, back to his island to see something of his old life. But the intervening years have not been kind to Maloto, and Culbert has no idea the danger he and his sons are about to walk into.
An excellent story for young and old. My godson is turning ten later this year. I think I know what his present’s going to be. A wonderfully well-written, classic adventure story, with tonnes of action, pathos and some brilliantly imagined baddies, I’m sure my son will love this book.
EXITING ,FUN,AND BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN. THIS IS FAR MORE THAN JUST A CHILDREN'S BOOK BUT A GREAT READ FOR ADULTS TOO.
YOU WILL ENJOY ALL THE WONDERFUL PLACES THAT THIS TALE TAKES YOU TO, BOTH ON LAND AND UNDER THE SEA.
DYLAN GRADUALLY ENTERS THE TALE AS THE STORY UNFOLDS AND BY THE END YOU FIND YOURSELF EXITED FOR WHAT WILL COME NEXT FOR OUR HERO😀
13 October 2019
THOROUGHLY ENJOYED READING ABOUT DYLAN AND HIS ADVENTURES UNDER THE SEA.
A GREAT READ FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT INSTALLMENT ALREADY AND OTHER STORIES FROM THIS WONDERFUL NEW AUTHOR.
Oct 9th 2019
LIAM JENKINS - AUTHOR
Liam has always had a vivid imagination and real love of the sea. A trip to the magical Island of Madeira spawned the creation of Dylan McFinn.
He has always enjoyed writing, working for a number of PR & Marketing agencies, writing copy for blogs & articles on the health & safety aspect of a new pair of gloves "that's a true story!"
His love of the sea has always been with him ever since he was young. He was always drawn to the sea and loved being close to it or in it! He remembers watching "JAWS" for the first time when he was eight in my bed room, trying not to wake his Mum & Dad only to be utterly captivated and petrified at the same time.
He was never the same again.
A self published debut novelist. His first book being Dylan McFinn & The Sea Serpent’s Fury, the first instalment of the Dylan McFinn Chronicles. He is currently writing five books of this series. The Second, Dylan McFinn & The Temple of The Four Winds is due in early 2020.
The Dylan McFinn series features a kind and loving twelve year old boy blissfully unaware of his heritage and destiny. As he battles monsters and maelstroms on his first day as a teenager, Dylan McFinn discovers that he can be an awful lot more than he imagines and a nostalgic trip to the past was more than just a right of passage. It was a passage to his destiny.
Liam lives in a picturesque leafy suburb in East Hampshire with his wife Jennifer.