Jonathan Smith thinks he's a regular twelve-year-old living a normal life in England with his parents. His first clue to the contrary is the faceless monsters in suits and bowler hats that crash into his family's cottage. It's not until he wakes up alone in the unfamiliar village of Hobbes End that his true identity is revealed: his mother's a demon, his dad's an angel, and his grandfather Gabriel is the village's angel-turned-clockmaker.
As Jonathan's one-of-a-kind angel-demon powers start to kick in, he wonders if he can prevent the archdemon Belial from taking over Heaven and Hell . . . let alone round up his parents. A swashbuckling fantasy debut!
World Rights: Andersen Press
Longlisted for the Brandford Boase Award 2014.
"Lots of action and demons. I couldn't put this book down!" Lovereading4kids
"An exciting, engrossing story full of thrilling moments." Primary Times on Gabriel's Clock
"The worlds created by Hilton Pashley are wonderfully imagined and the characters well-rounded using humour throughout..." The School Librarian