The Shadow of the Two Princes, Book 8

When the Lancelot twins with their friend Charles and Max the talking cat travel back in time to the year 1483, they  must rescue the princes from certain death at the hands of their wicked uncle – none other than the infamous villain, King Richard III. Is this a task too far for the intrepid foursome? Will their mission succeed or must they risk their own lives to save the two boys?

The Shadow of the Trojan Horse, Book 3

In their third journey back in time, the young time-travellers confront the horrors of the Trojan War where the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece play games with people's lives, and Max is forced to perform a heroic deed which almost ends in disaster.

The Shadow of the Pyramid, Book 4

Max the cat is terrified of mummies, but there are worse things which await the time-travelling youngsters in their fourth adventure: They try to save the Pharaoh Tutankhamun from a plot to assassinate him.

The Shadow of the Tudor Rose, Book 9

In 1588, a plot to invade England and overthrow Queen Elizabeth the First is about to unfold. At this crucial moment in English history, four visitors from the future arrive in Elizabethan London. Twins Joe and Jemima Lancelot, together with their friend Charlie and their talking cat Max, embark upon their ninth journey into the past as they continue the search for their missing parents who are lost somewhere in the mists of time. Finding themselves at the heart of a web of conspiracy, can the young time-travellers solve the mystery of the Tudor Rose?

Shadows from the Past

The Shadow of Atlantis, Book 1

Ten-year-old twins Joe and Jemima Lancelot embark upon a remarkable quest to find their missing parents, which takes them back in time to the mythical city of Atlantis, accompanied by best friend Charlie and their unique talking Tonkinese cat Max.

The Shadow of Camelot, Book 6

Still on the hunt for the twins' parents, the children and Max are amazed when they are transported back in time to Camelot and discover the truth behind the myth of King Arthur.

The Shadow of the Norman Arrow, Book 7

Can the children turn the tide of history and stop William the Conqueror from defeating King Harold at the famous Battle of Hastings in the year 1066?

The Shadow of the Volcano, Book 5

Our intrepid time-travellers arrive in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii in the year 79AD, where they try to warn the inhabitants of the imminent danger of Mount Vesuvius, but will they manage to escape before the volcano erupts?

The Shadow of the Minotaur, Book 2

In the second adventure in the series, and still in pursuit of the twins' missing parents, the time-travelling children and their lovable talking cat find themselves in ancient Crete where they must face the fearsome Minotaur in its labyrinth.


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