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PROPHECY OF THE UNDERWORLD series

A trilogy of fast-paced adventures filled with lots of exciting twists and turns, these hilarious spoofs of adventure-hero stories is the author's tribute to this well-loved genre!

Published by: Penguin Random House SEA

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Prophecy of the Underworld

Filled with wacky humour and surprising twists and turns, this spoof of hero-adventure narratives follows a misguided hero and his three friends on a hilarious romp through a parallel world in a quest to save their own from destruction.

 

When the prophesied hero unexpectedly dies on the eve of the quest to save the world from a series of natural disasters, thirteen-year-old Julian Kee is randomly chosen as a last-minute replacement. With absolutely no world-saving skills whatsoever, he must nonetheless lead his friends to journey into a parallel world underneath the earth's crust (known as the Underworld) and retrieve a magical rock that can save their world.

The problem is that the ruling council of the Underworld objects to their quest, and access to the rock can only be obtained by passing through a series of terrible trials, including navigating an unsolvable maze, enduring unspeakable tortures in the dungeons of the council’s citadel, and facing a really cute bunny. And is the Underworlder who cheerfully volunteers to risk her life to help them simply a girl with a very kind, selfless heart, or is she really a spy for the council?

The Library of No Return

The main characters from Prophecy of the Underworld return in yet another hilarious and adventure-filled jaunt to the Underworld!

 

The wise old man, Wuchiwark, believes that the Underworlders’ only hope to quell a magical rebellion is an ancient parchment stored in the Library of No Return, a mysterious place from which no one who entered has ever emerged. As Julian Kee and his friends embark on their new adventure, they soon begin to wonder if there is more to the parchment than Wuchiwark has revealed to them, and, more crucially, if their enemy this time is not the ruling council of the Underworld, but really Wuchiwark himself.

 

This instalment continues the series’ witty banter on fantasy and adventure tropes while being a delightful spoof on bookish habits and writing!

The MOUNT EMILY series

A series of four books about friendship and time travel.

Published by: Epigram Books

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Mount Emily

While digging around their school’s backyard in search of an urban legend, Patsy Goh and her best friend Elena Tan are whisked back in time to 1987. Trapped in their mums’ 13-year-old bodies, the duo race against the clock to hunt down the magical time crystal that got them in this mess, before the evil Midnight Warriors find it and cause a time crisis that could destroy all of existence.

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Mount Emily Revisited

Patsy and her best friend Elena travel back in time again to save their friend Charlotte and her mum, who have been kidnapped by a member of the Midnight Warriors cult. As their adventure plays out, Patsy discovers she may also be a Keeper of Time!

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Midnight at Mount Emily

When Patsy discovers that she might not actually be a Time Keeper, but could instead be a Midnight Warrior, she suffers from a deep identity crisis. Together with her best friend Elena, she once again travels back in time to her mother’s teenage years in an attempt to prevent Elena's mother from meeting her father, in order to save them from a disastrous marriage. But can they really change the past?

  • Shortlisted for the Popular Readers' Choice Awards 2017 - English (Children) Books Category

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Goodbye, Mount Emily

In the concluding book of the Mount Emily series, Patsy and Elena are now in Secondary Four and face having to leave Mount Emily Girls’ School by the end of the year. However, they soon find that graduating from their beloved school is the least of their concerns, as unexpected circumstances lead them to have a final showdown with the Midnight Warriors, and in so doing, change the course of time travel forever.

  • Shortlisted for the Popular Readers' Choice Awards 2018 - English (Children) Books Category

The JOURNEY TO THE WEST series

A humorous and fun English adaptation of the Chinese classic, Journey to the West, for children aged 7-10 years old.

Published by: World Scientific 

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Journey to the West: Chaos in Heaven

The first of three volumes, this book charts the early adventures of the Monkey King, Sun Wukong. Follow him as he acquires his various powers, creates chaos in heaven, and finally joins Tripitaka, Zhu Bajie, Sha Wujing, and the White Dragon Horse on the pilgrimage to the Western Paradise. Filled with humour, poems, and colourful illustrations!

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Journey to the West: Perils on Earth

The journey to the West is full of peril! Join Tripitaka, Sun Wukong, Zhu Bajie, Sha Wujing and White Dragon Horse as they battle both wits and strength against demons, zombies and scary little boys! Filled with comedy and adventure, this book will take you on a non-stop thrill ride and have you asking for more!

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Journey to the West: Enlightenment

Spiders! Centipedes! Rhinos and bulls! Tripitaka, Sun Wukong, Zhu Bajie, Sha Wujing and White Dragon Horse have to battle these and more as they near the end of their journey. Will their bravery and determination be enough to see them through? What other troubles will they face in their quest for the holy scriptures? Join our heroes in this third and final book of their journey to the West and find out if they will finally gain enlightenment!

  • Shortlisted for the Popular Readers' Choice Awards 2023 - English (Children) Books Category (results pending)

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