THE MONSTER HUNTER
THE ADVENTURES OF BENJAMIN GAUL - KIT COX
'...a compelling read. Ben's isolation throughout the narrative is relatable and emotive, and when he meets a kindred spirit in Rosalie, it is uplifting. The cryptic nature of Ben's background regarding his father, and to some extent his mother ... is intriguing.'
'A classic tale of adventure and derring-do, wrapped in an accessible travelling cloak to suit the modern young reader.'
'The Monster Hunter is nicely original, with some very unique ideas and I loved the weird and creepy creatures. Kids 13+ with wild imaginations will love it, and Cox does a good job of capturing the more real problems of childhood that readers can relate to and combining them with the fantastical elements of the storyline.'
HOW TO BAG A JABBERWOCK
A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MONSTER HUNTING - MAJOR JACK UNION
'...Fictional guide book...has much fun with classic cryptozoological and Fortean material. It presents the monster-hunting adventures of a retired Victorian secret agent...Pure wimsy'
'This book is a pleasure to not just read but also to look at. The cover artwork is classy yet with a dash of adventure and inside the illustrations are what you would expect from the early 1900’s. Major Jack Union has been on many adventures and here he gives us the knowledge to face the monsters in the dark with various tactics and survival skills.'
'All chapters contain wonderful illustrations with distinct body trademarks and questionable “photos” of these mythical creatures but all done in a humorous manner. I caught myself laughing out loud on numerous occasions.'
DR TRIPPS KAIJU COCKTAIL
'...it is a highly enjoyable romp. Set against real events, the story could be considered an alternative history, one with a great deal of fantastical elements set against a steampunk background and giant monsters, the Kaiju of the title. Although most of the elements have been seen elsewhere Cox is able to bring the disparate elements effortlessly together. Overall, the book is a short, but enjoyable, read.'
'The technology (including the steampunk biotech) is beautifully visualised, and one can happily visualise the universe painted for us by Mr. Cox. There is also some clever wordplay in places, including the names of some characters, which made me smile.'
'Dr Tripps’ Kaiju Cocktail merges both the Steampunk and Dieselpunk genres and is an all round, satirical medley of fantasy fun. I was in awe of Kit’s imagination and creativity.'