THE DEMONS WATCH BY CONRAD MASON SIGNED DOODLED FIRST EDITION BOOK (ULTRA RARE) 1/5

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The Demon Watch is Conrad Masons debut novel. It’s a fast-paced fantastical adventure story full of magic, pirates and skulduggery. It's the first of a trilogy, and he’s now busy writing book two. Doodled Books can easily envisage that every book collector in the universe will want a book – especially as it has been likened to Terry Pratchet and has been published by the famous  Random House! Infact you always know when illustrator David Wyatt designs the front cover that a book is going somewhere. We are sure we are going to hear huge things about this trilogy!
 
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Captain Newton and his men keep watch over Port Fayt, where humans live in peace alongside trolls, elves and fairies. They've always kept the town safe from pirates and smugglers. But now Fayt is under threat from a much more powerful enemy - the League of the Light, who have sworn to destroy all non-humans. And to make matters worse, a dangerous witch has just arrived in town . . .
Half-goblin boy Joseph Grubb works in his uncle's tavern, the Legless Mermaid, and has only ever heard stories of the Demon's Watch. But when he runs away from his uncle and finds himself deep in a criminal underworld, Grubb might be the one person who could help the watchmen save Port Fayt.
 
Conrad Mason has exclusively signed, lined, dated, doodled and numbered 25 books at his home in London. There are 5 variants of doodle and they are not to be missed.  In our opinion one of the best children’s books released this year  – a truly amazing collectible for your book collection!

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...written with oodles of imagination, humour and wit... Conrad has created a fantastic start to an amazing adventure - I loved every minute embroiled in this story.
(Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books)
 
This book is fantasy at its very best. A brilliant story, matched with amazing writing and characters you want to grab from the page and give a huge hug, makes a book that is just un-put-downable!
(Readaraptor)
 
Conrad Mason’s descriptions of life in Port Fayt, his humour and his turn of phrase make The Demon’s Watch a complete joy to read.
(Babbleabout)
 
This can only be described as a rip roaring adventure - you get sad moments, followed by laughs, mixed in with fighting and gore. This book really does offer something for everyone and should be enjoyed by all!!! If you are a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean or the works of Terry Pratchett, I think this book is made for YOU!!!
(District YA)
 
Amid the swashbuckling and shoot-outs, the ethos and humour recall the straighter-faced Discworld books.
(SFX)
 
A very funny and very original story...Pirates, magic, amazing creatures and adventure, blend them into the mix and you come out with Demon's Watch, the perfect book for boys and anyone looking for a brilliant adventure.
(Armadillo Magazine)
 
This is such an enjoyable fantasy adventure. The worldbuilding is rather wonderful and completely credible but also unobtrusive...The action gets going right from the very first pages and it doesn't let up until the very end. The plot twists and turns without the tiniest of holes. The characters are well formed...the best thing about The Demon's Watch is the dialogue. Sparkling and energetic, it's full of wit and comic timing, with piratical idioms galore...I think this rip-roaring fantasy adventure is going to win a loyal - and thoroughly deserved - following.
(The Bookbag)
 
Readers hungry for a plot as labyrinthine as the streets of the old port, pell-mell action, with chapters left hanging from cliff, roof or mainmast, should much enjoy this headlong read. Rip-roaring excitement and energy, and none the worse for that.
(Books for Keeps)
 
It’s cleverly written, there is a whole host of twists and Conrad doesn’t waste time by getting down to the nitty-gritty that will keep your young reader hooked to the final page... Magical.
(Tatty's Treasure Chest)
 
This exciting fantasy has well-rounded, likeable characters and a lively, twisting plot, yet it also tackles the issues of acceptance and prejudice.
(Booktrust)
 
A swashbucking, magical, hilarious and scary adventure with quirky characters you can love, hate and wish you were friends with.
(Books, Bonnets and Full-frontal Blogging)
 
Based on The Demon's Watch, his debut novel, Conrad Mason is most definitely an author to watch out for in the future....I loved it! Yet again, David Fickling has struck gold! For me there are two things that really make The Demon's Watch: the characters and the dialogue between them. The two combined make for a hugely entertaining and comic fantasy story that will have young readers enchanted. Conrad Mason has filled his story with characters to rival those in any of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.
(Book Zone For Boys)
 
The Demon’s Watch is fantasy at its best...It’s a brilliant story, amazingly written and with fantastic characters. The whole book is fast-paced and exciting from beginning to end, filled with tavern brawls, witches, wizards and even monstrous sea creatures...The writing is something akin to Terry Pratchett’s style, with wonderful, crystal clear descriptions and great injections of humour throughout, making for an interesting read.
(Mostly Reading YA)
 
A terrific debut novel from Conrad Mason plunges you into a fantastic fantasy world you wont want to leave. Filled with page turning action, surprise twists, laugh out loud moments and brilliant characters, such as the quick-thinking Tabitha, Scribbler! was on tenterhooks all the way through.
(Scribbler! Magazine)
 
...the thing that makes The Demon’s Watch a good book, rather than an average one, is
the delicate balance between light heartedness and serious suspense. Mason is definitely
one to watch.
(Behind the Words)
 
...imbued with hints of Terry Pratchett...Mason's writing is lively and engaging, and his message of tolerance is a potent one.
(The Literary Review)
 
Book Description
An accessible, rip-roaring adventure full of pirates, magical creatures and unlikely heroes. This is fantasy at its best.
Product Description
'We're the Demon's Watch, son. Protectors of Port Fayt. Scourge of all sea scum. Don't tell me you've never heard of us?'
Half-goblin boy Joseph Grubb lives in Fayt, a bustling trading port where elves, trolls, fairies and humans live side by side. Fed up of working at the Legless Mermaid tavern, Grubb dreams of escape - until a whirlwind encounter with a smuggler plunges him into Fayt's criminal underworld. There he meets the Demon's Watch and learns of their mission to save the port from a mysterious and deadly threat. Can Grubb and his new allies uncover the dark plot in time, or will they end up as fish food in Harry's Shark Pit?
From the Inside Flap
Captain Newton and his men keep watch over Port Fayt, where humans live in peace alongside trolls, elves and fairies. They've always kept the town safe from pirates and smugglers. But now Fayt is under threat from a much more powerful enemy - the League of the Light, who have sworn to destroy all non-humans. And to make matters worse, a dangerous witch has just arrived in town . . .
Half-goblin boy Joseph Grubb works in his uncle's tavern, the Legless Mermaid, and has only ever heard stories of the Demon's Watch. But when he runs away from his uncle and finds himself deep in a criminal underworld, Grubb might be the one person who could help the watchmen save Port Fayt.
From the Back Cover
'We're the Demon's Watch, son.
Protectors of Port Fayt.
Scourge of all sea scum.
Don't tell me you've never heard of us?'
About the Author
Conrad Mason was born in 1984. He studied Classics at Cambridge University, and now works in London as an Editor of children's fiction. The Demon's Watch is his first novel.
 
Product details
  • First Edition First Printing
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: David Fickling Books (1 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857560298
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857560292
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 15.4 x 3.8 cm
 
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