Sam's life has always been strange. After all, his family have no idea that he's half monster, half fairy.
But now he's keeping an even bigger secret. He alone has the power to bring monsters to life! (He's even got a tiny gargoyle hatchling hidden in his sock drawer.)
When Queen Maggie finds out, she's delighted. She wants Sam to create her a whole new legion of vile ogres.
When he refuses, she vows that she will destroy everything Sam holds dear. And so the stage is set for a final battle, one that will determine not just Sam's future, but that of the whole of monsterkind .
The conclusion to T.C. Shelley's magical fantasy trilogy is perfect for fans of Jennifer Bell, Sophie Anderson and Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book.
Shelley is a first-time novelist who writes with the confidence of an old hand. The plot never flags, but characters have time to develop, and even Shelley's most outlandish creations are rendered believable by her descriptive precision . A treat. ― Emily Bearn, Telegraph – Praise for The Monster Who Wasn’t
This story is quite simply beautifully written and will make us all believe in monsters of all shapes and sizes ― Angels and Urchins – Praise for The Monster Who Wasn’t
There are plenty of shocks and frightening moments in store in this engrossing story ― Primary Times – Praise for The Monster Who Wasn’t
About the Author
T.C. Shelley studied Creative Writing and Literature at university. She has been teaching English for over twenty years and her first school was classified as the most remote in Australia. She loves an audience and long before she took up teaching was writing and performing her poetry and short stories. She began writing novels to entertain her daughter, who wisely suggested that she try to get them published. Shelley lives with her husband, her daughter and two dogs in Perth, Western Australia. The Monster Who Wasn't is her first novel.