Suitable for children aged
9 to 12 years, this book is a classic famous five (except
there are three!) adventure story with a twist: it conjures
up numerous figures from Greek mythology and places them in
a modern setting.
The story starts on the Scottish mainland when three of
Simon’s classmates disappear and no one seems to bat an
eyelid. He and a friend soon discover their missing friends,
however to their horror they have been turned to stone!
They then meet Melissa who is doing a very good impression
of Medusa snakes and all, and they are only saved from a
similar fate because they’re wearing mirrored sunglasses.
From Melissa they learn that an evil scientist, Doctor X,
has found a way to turn people and animals into mythical
creatures and has already transformed everyone on the little
Scottish Island of Gogha, where Melissa hails from. Doctor
X has big plans for his evil work!
Naturally only the three children can save the world and
there follows great adventure as they make their way through
an island overrun by dangerous creatures such as Harpies,
Minotaurs, Chimeras, Cyclops, a Nine-headed Hydra, to name
but a few. Their aim: to get to Doctor X’ evil lair and
undo all his bad work. Read the book and see how they get
This book is exciting and great fun. The characters are
well developed with quirky names and clever links between
the creatures and their previous incarnations. A great present
for children and it may even stimulate their interest in
mythology, you never know!