At first glance, the Merryhill River looks like a quiet place to be…but look a little harder…
Two families of water vole live along the riverbank. They lived next to each other quite happily for many years until humans shattered their world by building a wall along part of the bank. Some of the water voles were forced to move into the territory of their neighbours; the battle for food and space began.
Ember Tor and Barley rush to help the water voles, but:
Can they come up with a plan to help them in time?
Will the warring families ever find peace again?
Will the voles escape from a terrifying intruder who threatens the safety of the entire colony?
Ember finds out that the sleepy riverbank is not so peaceful after all!
BOOK 2 – EMBER TOR AND THE BATS OF GIGGLESDOWN VILLAGE
The second book in the series is due for publication in 2018; for now, a small extract can be found below:
“Ember followed Barley’s gaze upwards to a large wooden beam, high in the roof of the barn. She couldn’t see anything amongst the shadows.
“Yes, there they are! I can see the bats!” Barley said with excitement. He had much sharper eyes than Ember and had spotted a number of bats huddled together against the beam.
Suddenly, they heard voices.
“Quick Barley, over here”, hissed Ember, and they both ran to the back of the barn and crouched down behind the shell of an old tractor.
They hid just in time, for at that moment, the shape of a man blocked out the light filtering in from the open door”.