The Monster Hunter: The Adventures of Benjamin Gaul is the first in the steampunk inspired trilogy following a teenage monster hunter, written by Kit Cox (aka Major Jack Union) and published on 30th October 2014.
What’s it about?
In this, the first of a series of tales about junior monster hunter extraordinaire Benjamin Gaul, Kit Cox – author of How to Bag a Jabberwock: A Practical Guide to Monster Hunting (2012) – once again takes us into his weird, wonderful and occasionally terrifying world.
When Benjamin Gaul, the 13-year-old son of an English officer and his Sinhalese wife, is suddenly and mysteriously orphaned, he is sent back to live in Victorian England, in an orphanage deep in the Kentish countryside.
However, everything is not quite so cosy and safe as it at first appears: a strange illness breaks out among the orphanage children and weird creatures haunt the orchards and fields…
Nothing daunted, Benjamin Gaul, together with plucky Gypsy girl Rosalie, is determined to unravel the mystery…