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Chimera Book 1

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Kyp Finnegan is lost in Chimera after running away from the imposters pretending to be his parents. Chimera is as remarkable as it is dangerous - a fantastical world of lost properties in which bowties evolve into butterflies and abandoned sofas transform into snorting herds of soffalos! With the he… read more

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Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 19 - Thingopolis Under Attack!

August 11th, 2021


‘Get out of here,’ demanded Circinus. ‘You cannot be found.’

Sir Regulus shook his head. ‘I’m not leaving you.’

‘You must.’

‘Whirlitzer must know you …

Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 18 - The Other Carousel Horse

April 13th, 2021


Just as it seemed as if they would be pulped against the ceiling, the basket tipped sideways to deposit Kyp and the others down a steep metal chute. …

Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 17 - The Dismantlers

February 25th, 2021


‘It’s eating us alive!’ wailed Jamie.

‘No,’ shouted Sir Regulus. ‘We’re being taken through into the bombardment compartments. Brace yourselves!’

The …

Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 16 - Return To The Plummet Pit

January 26th, 2021


‘Slow down!’ whispered Jamie.

‘There’s no time,’ Kyp whispered back, leading the other boy onwards and upwards through more dank passageways. The dried mud covering their skin was starting to flake, rays of Elsewhere …

Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 15 - Whirlitzer

January 6th, 2021


‘Don’t bother with excuses,’ said Whirlitzer, walking further into the Museum Room. ‘I knew your conviction was weakening, Regulus, but I didn’t …

Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 14 - The Souvenir Society

December 24th, 2020


The metamorphs turned and ran from the cave into a tunnel. The two boys sprinted after them, dodging debris and geysers of stinking water. The tunnel …

Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 13 - The Plummet Pit

December 15th, 2020


They landed on an enormous rubbish heap, their fall broken by large chunks of yellow foam and slashed sofa cushions. The rubbish heap was contained inside a cavernous chamber, its buttressed walls running wet with …

Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 12 - The Phawt-Gnoks Oligarchy

November 24th, 2020


Kyp’s eyes snapped open. He was flat on his back, his body listing from side to side. He was being carried on some kind of stretcher through a narrow …

Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 11 - The Boy In The School Uniform

November 16th, 2020


The dust cleared to reveal the figure of a boy. He was a little older than Kyp and wearing a school uniform, his white shirt untucked and the knot of …

Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 10 - Caramels & Coconut Cracknell

November 8th, 2020


The cavern above the ankle-snatchers’ prison was dominated by a series of huge stalactites. In the soft light given out by the toadstool lamps, they …

Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 9 - Captain Toothache & The Silver Locket

November 1st, 2020


For a long time, neither Kyp nor Atticus spoke.

‘Say something, Kyp,’ said Atticus finally. ‘Please.’

But Kyp didn’t know what to say.

‘What are the ankle-snatchers going to do with us?’ he asked instead.

‘We’re of …

Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 8 - The Moppet-Drover

October 25th, 2020


Kyp awakened with a start.

He leapt up and pawed at his clothes. Scanning his surroundings, he found no sign of either toe-biters or ankle-snatchers – or Atticus. Kyp noted the snake’s absence without surprise. He …

Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 7 - The Bedrock Catacombs

October 18th, 2020


Kyp opened his eyes to near darkness. He’d dropped into a tunnel, his fall broken by something springy and soft. Ahead of him there was faint yellow light, little brighter than a candle.

He shook his head, as if …

Chimera Book One / Chapter 6 - The Mannequin

October 11th, 2020


His keepsakes back in his pocket, Kyp walked in the direction of the voice.

The miasma floated in thick, smelly ribbons, and out of it a figure materialised. Judging by its height, Kyp concluded it was another child. He …

Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 5 - The Elsewhere Light

October 4th, 2020


Kyp and Atticus hurried through the Lumen Arboretum. Twigs snapped and baubles shattered as things unseen crept alongside them. Was the fugue creeping too, Kyp wondered, spreading inside him like ink into paper?

Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 4 - The Oblivion Three

October 4th, 2020


Kyp blinked. A blaze of light hurt his eyes.

‘Thank goodness,’ said the snake. ‘I’ve been so worried. You must have hit your head when I pulled you …

Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 3 - A Talking Snake

October 4th, 2020


Only Kyp didn’t fall.

The tentacle that attacked him in the labyrinth encircled his waist. It shook Kyp violently then yanked him up out of the chasm …

Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 2 - The Tentacle and the Tea Tray Bridge

October 4th, 2020


‘Good riddance,’ muttered Kyp, as he crept away into the shadows of the junk shop. He should have been shocked or upset, but all he really felt was …

Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 1 - The Mum and Dad Who Weren't

October 4th, 2020


Kyp Finnegan glowered at the two grown-ups sitting in the front of the car. With his creased blue shirt and bald-spot, his dad looked like his dad, and his mum smelled of soap like always, but they weren’t his parents...

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