The Napoleonic Wars are almost over when Rifleman Davey Smith finds an unusual baby below an abandoned chateau. He names the child Zero because of the mark on its forehead, the source of an extraordinary energy. This Urban Fantasy thriller follows the life of the time-bending Zero as he discovers his true nature. To save the last few survivors of his race from a serial killer Witch named Fendinn, Zero must track down three mystical symbols to turn back time, helped by an unusual group of circus entertainers.
the elf child is joined in his quest by the intolerant and impulsive Jezebel Light (‘Moonie’). A hot-tempered tattooed dwarf named Capo is a constant challenge. Ex-con, gun-toting Theodore Prism offers wisdom and weaponry. Knife-throwing fire-breather Loner has a secret. Zero looks upon bearded fortune teller Mrs Macadam as his mother, and she loves him like a son. Contortionist Prudence Love is a distraction to their enemies, and Police Sergeant Jacob Golightly has his own agenda. This unlikely team must cross time and become assume new indentities as Fendinn pursues them. When Moonie is lost in pursuit of the final symbol, Zero learns the true meaning of love and is left with one choice – to defeat Fendinn and change history.
About Elf Child Zero
Zero is a Vættir, a magical forest Elf Child from ancient times. Vaettir are feared and worshipped in remote parts of the world. Facing destruction, they dispersed the five Symbols of Power across parallel worlds – Earth, Terra, Rithmee, Catalph, and Fendinn’s own world, Darkal. Zero and his biological mother the Vættir Prime hid from Fendinn until discovered by Davey Smith.
Zero alone has the power to travel between worlds, using a magical ring to conceal him from Fendinn, the persecutor of his race. He is unable to communicate easily, seeming innocent and naïve. He is also a mathematical genius with telekinetic powers, who must learn how to love.
Fendinn is driven by a deep hatred of the Vaettir, fostered long before the time of humankind. She is a ritualistic killer, carving an ‘X’ across the faces of her victims, removing teeth and eyes to increase her strength. She craves eternal life but can only achieve it by ending the Elf-Child.
This fast-moving, mind-bending novel is about the coming of age of Elf Child Zero and the discovery of who he really is. It’s also about the meaning of love.