100 years is a long way to travel for a little revenge.
From dust thou art... and unto dust thou shall return
There were two smudges in the shadows between the grandfather clock and the velvet drapes.
One high and one low. Two pale thumbprints in a black night made darker still by blackout sheets behind the thick curtains and burlap tacked across the skylights.
The lower smudge was the face of a boy, soot blackened and slightly shivering inside the basement chamber. This was young Riley, brought this very night on his first killing as a test.More>
In 2001 Eoin Colfer published the first Artemis Fowl book and was able to resign from teaching and concentrate fully on writing. The Artemis Fowl series has since sold over 20 million copies worldwide and concluded in 2012 with The Last Guardian.
He says, "I will keep writing until people stop reading or I run out of ideas. Hopefully neither of these will happen anytime soon." He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.
gorilla arms... a side effect of transdimensional travel ?
Riley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, an illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and now uses his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims' dwellings.
On one such escapade, Garrick brings his reluctant apprentice along and urges him to commit his first killing.