Matthew Reilly meets VAN HELSING in this insanely, relentlessly fast-paced series about the witch hunters who protect us from the forces of evil - any way they can. No reprieve, no surrender. This is the Hexenjäger.
It's 1666, and the forces of darkness are spreading across Europe. Dreaming of wielding a blade in epic battles like the father he never knew, sixteen-year-old Jakob von Drachenfels falsifies a letter of introduction to join the Hexenjäger - an elite military order of witch hunters. He soon learns a lesson in the dangers of ambition when he finds himself selected for a team sent to recover a biblical relic from a witch-infested castle. But when the team is betrayed from within, what was already a difficult mission turns into a desperate struggle for survival.
Epic battles, impossible quests, enemies on all sides, witch hunting and demon slaying . . . Strap on your swords for one hell of a ride.
About the Author
Stuart is a History teacher in a private high school in Sydney. Inspired by the works of Dumas, Perez-Reverte and Matthew Reilly, and drawing upon his knowledge of the English Civil War and the Thirty Years’ War, he has long considered writing an action-packed adventure series set in the seventeenth century. His biggest fan - and critic - is his six-year-old daughter, who can often be found sitting on his lap in his study as he types away on his next novel. THE SCOURGE OF JERICHO is his first book, and he is currently working on Volume Two in The Witch Hunter Chronicles
'A magnificent read … The suspense and action grew and it kept me reading to find out what would happen next. I loved the main character, Jakob, because he explained things that happened to him so clearly that it felt like I was right beside him on his adventures.' Kieran, Year 7, www.littlebookroom.com.au/
'Spoonful after spoonful of adrenaline-pumping action … Imagine a protein bar in the form of a fantasy book, and you pretty much have The Scourge of Jericho … I would highly recommend this book for boys between the ages of 12-16 who enjoy a good fantasy, and a whole slice of action on the side.' Duncan, Lindfield Bookshop
'This action-packed story would suit secondary school readers with a taste for violence, witchcraft and history.' Heath Graham, AUSTRALIAN BOOKSELLER + PUBLISHER
"A great read, laden with cliffhangers at the end of each chapter, double agents and twists and miraculous escapes from certain death . . . . Recommended." --"Fiction Focus"
Series: Witch Hunter Chronicles
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7+
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st April 2013
Publisher: Random House Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.2