The Sebastian Darke books are a fantasy series for children. They recount the adventures of Sebastian Darke, a failed jester, and his companions: Max, a talking (and endlessly complaining) "buffalope" (a huge, shaggy beast of burden), and Captain Cornelius Drummel, a tiny but powerful warrior and leading exponent of the lethal Golmiran Death Leap.
The first book in the series, Prince of Fools was published by Random House Children's Books in 2007 and the second, Prince of Pirates, in 2008. A third title, Prince of Explorers, is planned as well as a spin-off recounting Max's life story, A Buffalope's Tale.
The Eye of the Serpent was published in August 2008 and tells the tale of Alec Devlin, a young archaeologist in 1920s Egypt. The book is a classic adventure novel aimed at the 9+ age group. Further instalments are planned, starting with Empire of the Skull due in 2009.