Troubador The Curse of the Maze

Released: 01/12/2013

ISBN: 9781783062706

Format: Paperback

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The Curse of the Maze


Serendipity Island is in another dimension, accessed through a Grandfather Clock. It has been cursed by Morinder, a descendent of an evil sorcerer. She wants revenge on Phineas and the inhabitants of Serendipity.

‘I know that your most prized possessions are not gold and precious gems but your children. I’ll take them all, unless you can find any other children brave enough to save yours.’

It’s up to Matthew, Alex, Zoe and Ellen – who form the Amazateers – to save the islander’s children. They face the cursed maze and a beast that the islanders and animals call the Guardian.

‘A huge hedge has grown around the island and the sun can’t shine through. The problem is, it’s spread into the island and now it forms a maze and we can’t find the way to the centre.’

Each of the Amazateers has a part to play in breaking the curse. Will they complete their mission and save the children of Serendipity Island?

The Curse of the Maze is the fifth book in Lorraine Hellier’s Serendipity series but can be read as a standalone novel. It will appeal to 7-11 year old children who enjoy fantasy fiction, and fans of Enid Blyton, C. S. Lewis and Michael Morpugo.

Look out for her new book The Elf Quest which will soon be available.

Signed copies of Lorraine’s books are available on request.

Further details are on her web site at

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Lorraine Hellier

Lorraine Hellier is a Children's Author from Staffordshire, UK.

Children can imagine they are entering into a fantasy world in her novels.

Memories of a happy childhood and her experience of working with children have influenced Lorraine in her choice of genre.

As a Dental Therapist she worked for many years in Birmingham. Then in 1995 she moved to Guernsey, Channel Islands, where she lived and worked for 5 years. In 2000 she returned to mainland U.K. and now lives in near to the historical city of Lichfield.

Lorraine completed a writer's course: 'The Complete Writer' with 'The Writing College' Exeter, and chose to concentrate her writing skills in Children's Literature.

She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators and a local writers group. Lorraine lives and writes from her canal-side home near Lichfield.

The Elf Trilogy begins with The Elf King followed by the sequel The Elf Quest. Lorraine is currently working on the third book set in a parallel world of elves.

The Serendipity Series will take the young reader on adventures to a mystical land.

Stepping through a grandfather clock leads into another world, the children meet lots of wonderful characters, from Popcorn the dragon to Mr. Tumblederry, a turnabout, who walks everywhere on his hands and the Spectrum family - all named after colours of the rainbow.

Please visit her website at and for news of events etc. visit Facebook Lorraine Hellier, Children's Author.

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