Julius and the Soulcatcher

Julius and the Soulcatcher

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'A steampunk thriller uses Victorian science as a framework for cinematic monster goofiness in 1838 London....The book closes with drama enough for a sequel; action-happy readers will be hoping for it. (Steampunk. 11-13)'--Kirkus

'Delivers a rich, multilayered narrative with relatable characters, fast-paced action, 19th century technology and designs and unique alternate worlds in this science fiction fantasy.'--ReadPlus

Praise for Julius and the Watchmaker:

Good, lively fun.--Kirkus Reviews

Alternate worlds, time travel, mechanical horror, the demi monde of Victorian England and evil trickery all come together to make this novel a compelling read. . . . Hehir's first novel will be a winner for those who love good fantasy. --Reading Time

A thoroughly absorbing read for 12-year-olds, who can engage as much or as little as they like with the historical detail and lessons in time, while getting swept along in the adventures and fates of Julius, our likeable hero, and his slowly evolving band of friends.--The Big Issue

It's 1838 and London is gripped by orchid fever. When Charles Darwin's diary turns up at Higgins's bookshop, it's closely followed by two ex-bodysnatchers. And a fellow so menacing that he seems to make the room cold when he enters. Why do they want the diary so badly? Could it have something to do with the painting of an orchid it contains?

Before he knows it Julius is spinning through time and parallel realms in a race to rid London of the soulcatcher and a future too horrible to imagine.

Tim Hehir is an author of short stories and plays. His debut novel was Julius and the Watchmaker. Hehir is based in Melbourne, Australia.


Author: Tim Hehir
Publisher: Text Publishing Company
Published: 08/09/2016
Pages: 368
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 7.70h x 5.10w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781925240177
Age Range: 11-14

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2016

About the Author
Tim Hehir is an author of short stories and plays. His story 'God Bless Us One and All' was published by Structo magazine (UK) and his play Pride and Prejudice in 10 Minutes Flat has been performed in various countries and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His previous novel, Julius and the Watchmaker was published in 2014. Hehir is based in Melbourne.