JOHNNY O'BRIEN

Day of the Assassins

The year: 1914. The place: Sarajevo.

The mission: assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Jack Christie and his friend Angus are caught up in a major event that will dramatically change the future. Should they intervene? And, more importantly, will they survive?

Longlisted for the 2010 Branford Boase Award and for the Book Trust's Booked Up 2010 programme. Shortlisted for the The Children’s Quills, a new award for historical fiction for children administered through the Historical Association.

"A really gripping read . . . Time travel mixed with warfare, what more could a boy want?" Nat Durman, Sunday Express, June 14 2009

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Day of Deliverance

The second Jack Christie adventure finds our schoolboy hero travelling back in time to foil the plot to assassinate Elizabeth I. Meeting famous figures such as Marlowe and Shakespeare along the way, Jack and Angus must thwart the Revisionists and protect Queen Elizabeth’s throne.

"Johnny O’Brien has created the ultimate thinking-boy’s hero in Jack Christie. Smart, intuitive and determined to tackle history head-on, we believe that Jack Christie heralds a new wave of fiction for reluctant readers." Rachel Williams, Editor

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Day of Vengeance

Schoolboy time-traveller Jack Christie is thrown back to 1940s France with the Second World War at a crucial point. The Battle of Britain and the German Vengeance programme are underway, as Jack and his best friend Angus take a more senior role in VIGIL's bid to prevent an intervention in history that could go nuclear. With Spitfire dogfights, jeep races and thrilling chases, the boys have their most hair-raising adventure yet, including involvement in an assassination attempt on Hilter.

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Day of Rebellion

When Jack Christie's father disappears, the time-travelling teenager and his best friend Angus track him to a strange icebound future where China has evolved into a global superpower. Time has splintered and Jack and Angus must discover the point of divergence - the moment that history altered. Travelling back to 1860, they find themselves in the midst of the bloody Taiping Rebellion: a world of Chinese warlords, Empires and brave rebels. But Jack and Angus possess an object that all the warring factions want and it's not long before the boys find themselves - and the future of the world - in grave danger.

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