The Eye of Neptune (Monster Odyssey #1)
Prince Dakkar, son of an Indian rajah, has issues with authority. Expelled from the world's finest schools, he is sent to an unconventional educator, Count Oginski. Dakkar plans his escape immediately. But something about the Count intrigues him, including a top-secret project which he shares with Dakkar - a submarine. But others are interested in the Count's invention and what it might achieve and, when masked men kidnap the Count, leaving Dakkar for dead, he doesn't know who was responsible. It could have been British Intelligence, or perhaps a sinister figure known only as Cryptos. Either way, Dakkar is determined to rescue the Count. Taking the prototype submarine, he sets off for adventure. Cue shark attack, giant sea creatures, spies and an evil megalomaniac. From his undersea refuge, Dakkar plans to take them all on ...with a bit of help from a Girl.
Assassins, espionage, giant squid, and mind-blowing adventure combine as one boy sets out to rescue his mentor. Jules Verne meets Young Bond (with sharks)
Praise for Mortlock: A macabre, darkly humorous adventure peppered with deadly thrills. A dazzling debut Guardian Praise for The Demon Collector: Mortlock was a striking debut ... it created a creepy atmosphere that won much praise. The Demon Collector is equally full of well-written suspense but far funnier, with a strong filmic element that fans of Joseph Delaney's Spook's Apprentice and Anthony McGowan's Hellbent will lap up. Amanda Craig, The Times
Jon Mayhew is a man with a dark imagination, who has always loved writing and storytelling. An English teacher (to children and teenagers) for 20 years, he now works as a specialist teacher for children with autism. He has four children himself and, when neither teaching nor writing, he plays in ceilidh bands and runs marathons. Jon lives between the ancient cities of Chester and Liverpool. Jon's debut novel, Mortlock, was shortlisted for the 2011 Waterstones Children's Book Prize, nominated for the 2011 Branford Boase Award and has been chosen for Booked Up 2011. http://www.jonmayhew.co.uk/