Join teenager Joe on a rollercoaster adventure travelling back in time to the heyday of Victorian Crystal Palace.
Joe's world is turned upside down when he discovers a shattered compass among the brambles where the Crystal Palace once stood and time travels through the maze back to 1888.
With help from the teenage H. G. Wells and Samuel Coleridge Taylor, daredevil Iris Blondin, the creator of Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of the Gypsies, Joe must foil dangerous diamond thieves to uncover dark secrets about the 'People's Palace'. Standing on boundaries between worlds, it's secrets are tied to the fate of his family. Will Joe be trapped in the past with his new friends, find a way to return to his family or can he somehow have both?
“It’s a story about realising what true friendships are. What I found really good was the way Joe met people that were to become successful.” Abdurehman aged 13
"It was gripping, funny and at times dark. The descriptions were so vivid it really evoked Victorian Crystal Palace." Ariah H, Netgalley Reviewer
"Intelligent and enjoyable with plenty of action. I would recommend you give it a read, whether you’re a teen, young adult or older." John D, Netgalley Reviewer