The Secret of Glaston Tor is the first in a planned series of fictional works, The Glaston Chronicles, and it is now available!
The Secret of Glaston Tor is the first book in a series which will chart the exploits of three cousins, Matt, Luke and Annie, and Annie’s dog, Toby, as they learn the secret of Glastonbury Tor and embark on a series of time-travelling adventures.
The Print version of Secret of Glaston Tor (ISBN: 978-0957496910) is 8 in. x 5 in. has 238 pages and costs $11.99 / £7.99 / €11.99, plus shipping.
To order a PRINT copy of the book please click here …
Download the first chapter here …
Commendations of The Secret of Glaston Tor:
The Secret of Glaston Tor is a gripping yarn that has all the ingredients any adventurous reader could desire. Time travel, wartime adventure, interrogation by the secret police, a desperate attempt to escape from France against all the odds. And it’s all woven together with a golden thread of religious truth. Who could ask for more?
Joseph Pearce, Director of the Center for Faith and Culture, Aquinas College, Nashville
The Secret of Glaston Tor is a moving story about the power of prayer, love, and goodness, that reaches God’s heart and inspires miracles. It takes us to the heart of the Christian mystery. It is a beautiful story about the pure wish of a child that touches the kind heart of a shopkeeper who makes her dream come true. Donal Foley’s book illuminates the nature of a true wish and gives a glimpse of why these wishes—the deepest desires of the heart—come true.
Dr Mitchell Kalpakgian, Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Wyoming Catholic College
A door opens up to another time and place, and three cousins suddenly find themselves thrust into a daring adventure none of them expected. Saving people in Nazi-occupied France is dangerous enough, but how will they get home?
“Parents and target audience members alike be assured: Donal Foley has written an exciting adventure for fans of time-travelling fiction and historical adventures. Ancient Marian shrines, plucky young heroes, priests and resistance members—and nefarious Nazis to boot. Read and enjoy!”
John McNichol, author, The Young Chesterton Chronicles, 1 & 2, and The King’s Gambit
Comments about The Secret of Glaston Tor:
“Compelling read … very good story … good plot … religion dealt with in right way … joy in reading it.” Fr. B.
“Gripping stuff for the age group it is directed at, with just the tight approach and tone … particularly liked the time/place atmosphere you managed to create.” L. M.
“It’s certainly very readable, and you have concocted a fascinating plot … The build-up of excitement towards the end was fantastic!” M. B.
“I very much enjoyed the novel … I can imagine children finding it very exciting indeed … a good balance of pace, conversation and explanations. I particularly liked the characterisations, and the natural way that you introduce ‘apologetics’.” S. D. L. B.
Back in Time …
This book is particularly meant for 11-14 year olds, but can also be read by older young people and also by adults. It is the first book in a series which will chart the adventures of three cousins, Matt, Luke and Annie, and Annie’s dog, Toby, as they learn the secret of Glastonbury Tor and embark on a series of time-travelling adventures.
The Secret of Glaston Tor takes them back to the Second World War and the mission they are given by the mysterious stranger Alex to help refugees from war-torn Europe escape to safety in England – and particularly a German couple with a young son, in which the wife is Jewish, but a convert to Catholicism.
Gradually a group assembles, including some RAF officers whose plane has been shot down, as they stay at an isolated farmhouse. There, they realise that the most obvious way to get out of the country is to go south to the Spanish border, by train, and then to Lisbon. But it’s a very long and dangerous journey, and they would also have to cross the Pyrenees. They make it to Paris, but then their troubles really begin when they come to the attention of the Gestapo …
The Secret of Glaston Tor (ISBN: 978-0957496910) is 8 in. x 5 in. has 238 pages and costs $11.99 / £7.99 / €11.99, plus shipping.
To order a copy of the book please click here …
Download the first chapter here …
Future Glaston Chronicles books
Future Glaston Chronicles adventures will take them back to pre-Reformation England, to the time of Joseph of Arimathea, and perhaps even beyond that! And as for the future … well, no one knows what the future holds …
p.s. I’ve written a number of non-fiction books – see www.theotokos.org.uk/pages/books/books.html
I hope you enjoy your visit to my Glaston Chronicles site.
God bless & best wishes!