It's always exciting and a little bit nerve-wracking when a new book is about to come out. The Dragon Path, Book Two of the Secrets of the Tombs series, will be on its way to bookshops and libraries very soon - June 4th to be precise. I hope that readers of The Phoenix Code will enjoy following Cleo and Ryan on their next adventure. This time they are heading off to China, where all kinds of mystery and peril - both ancient and modern - awaits them.
Last year I was lucky enough to visit to carry out research for the book. Here I am taking notes as I look out over the breath-taking sight of the terracotta army - thousands of life-size clay warriors who were buried with the First Emperor in the second century BC.
There was absolutely no way I could resist setting a scene here!
I'll be adding lots more background information about the book over the next few weeks. But for now, I'll leave you with this picture as a cryptic clue to the
action in the book. All these objects have a part to play . . .
And if you are anywhere near Cambridge on 13th June, please do come and join us at the brilliant Heffers Children's Bookshop for a launch event. There will be readings and signings and craft activities and cakes of many kinds!