Spirits of the Dead – Stephen J. Willis

Throughout the series, Christopher and his friends must overcome various despicable foes as they battle with riddles, codes, creatures of the night, deathly spectres and secret orders, as they go in search of Christopher’s missing brother and father.

Through the darkness of a starless night a tall shadowy figure rode silently along the long wet road. His black cloak flapped about him like the wings of a great vampire bat. Christopher Daring looked on from his bedroom window, both intrigue and suspicion forming the seed of a new adventure.

Once accompanied by his best friend Jason, they embark upon a ghostly trail into the unknown. They soon find themselves fighting for their lives as they become unexpectedly entwined with both the living and the dead.

Upon Jason becoming spiritually trapped and in danger of being lost to the clutches of death itself, Christopher takes up a quest to find a missing golden pocket watch, that should restore balance to the dark forces that surround them all. But, the twisted greed of the local ghostly priest and his demonic hound, Satan, have other ideas.

With an unusual mix of science, technology, cosmology, fantasy fiction and a dash of the spiritual self, the Christopher Daring Adventures is a thrilling ride into the impossible.

 

 

Guest Post

Today I am happy to share an exclusive guest post by the author on Favourite Character to Write.  Enjoy!

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It is always hard to pick a favourite character that you have written about, but in the end I think it comes down to the bad guy. Obviously I have my lead kid Christopher, and he is pretty cool, and his friend Jason — who is the standard sidekick and comedic relief. Yet I actually really like Jason, as I had a friend just like him when I was young. But a character that sort of moved from the background to the foreground was a chap called Dr Tabernacle. This is one interesting guy. He a combination of a few people that I know. He has some good qualities and reminds me of gentlemen of a bygone era that naturally emanated manners and etiquette — a sorely missed attribute in this day and age. Whether his outward manners mask any darker intentions, one will have to see. But in this book, my favourite to write for was the local priest: Reverent McBride. He has some wonderful characteristics that were just so much fun to create. Again, he is a sort of composite personality, based off of a few people I have either known or have been made aware of. But writing for a dark and twisted soul was always going to be great to get my teeth into. These fellows are somewhat complex, in that they are also the driving force behind the main characters pitfalls and terrors. They have their own mental reasons for doing what they do, and the darker they have fallen from a place of morality, the more it tends to show upon their face and in their actions. They are the glue that provides the excitement, the apprehension and the reasons not to go out late at night…

Thank you, Stephen J Willis and LoveBooksGroup.

 

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