The Tregarthur’s Series

by Alex Mellanby

The Tregarthur’s Series, was inspired by the Ten Tors Challenge, a two day annual event organised by the Army, for 2,400 teenagers to visit ten tors across Dartmoor, UK. A modern day Lord of the Flies, the books follow a group of teenagers who find themselves cut off from the adult world in an unfamiliar environment.

It’s an adventurous five-book young adult fiction series about survival and self discovery. Inspired by the dark timelessness and unpredictable vast landscape of Dartmoor National Park in Southern England, a group of school children on a hiking expedition unleash an unknown power, transporting them through time, to a world beyond anything they have experienced. Cut off from the adult world in unfamiliar environments, the series chronicles their adventures as they desperately try to return home.

Each book in the series involves travel to a different time, where the group has to survive using skills and knowledge they have gained from their old life. On a journey from the prehistoric age of the Neanderthals to the 14th century Black Death; from the Convict ships of the 18th century to the more recent discoveries of Marie Curie, the group are drawn back to the strange stones of Dartmoor.

In the final book, Tregarthur’s Legacy, the remaining members of the group are caught up in a never ending war that is raging across a WWI stricken France. In this explosion of past events, Mellanby has yet again delivered a powerful story with themes pertinent to young adults intertwined with mystery, historical fact and adventure that has delighted his growing readership.

Can Alvin and Jenna survive? Will they save their companions? Why does Alice Tregarthur want them all to die? Is this just about her or is there a larger force involved, something dark and timeless from the moor?

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Book 1: Tregarthur’s Promise

The Journey Begins…

A school hiking expedition is hijacked by Miss Tregarthur, driven by her dreadful Promise. Her plan unravels when she is injured and the hikers find themselves alone and transported to a time before history. Alvin and Jenna lead the fight to survive and battle the vicious bully Zach and his followers. Disease, death and disaster follow them as they try to decipher the Promise and search for the way back home. But Miss Tregarthur has not played her last game.

Book 2: Tregarthur’s Revenge

After escaping their troubles at home, Alvin and Jenna believed they were safe. They hadn’t counted on the caveman army led by somebody they thought was dead. Forced through the tunnel they find themselves back on Dartmoor – except that this is definitely not the 21st century.

Struggling to understand the mysteries of the tunnel will they ever return to a safe time and place? Alvin failed to keep Miss Tregarthur’s Promise. Now, reaching across time, it seems Miss Tregarthur will have her revenge.

Book 3: Tregarthur’s Prisoners

In 18th century Britain sheep rustling was punishable by hanging or deportation. Neither seem a good alternative to Alvin, who is still trying to work out how he and his friends got caught up in this mess. In Tregarthur’s Prisoners they may be getting closer to present day but they are further from Dartmoor than they’ve ever been before.

Tumbling through the twists of time, can Alvin escape the hangman’s noose? But as Miss Tregarthur tries to destroy them all, the tunnel is beginning to give up its secrets.

Book 4: Tregarthur’s Crystal

After escaping their troubles at home, Alvin and Jenna believed they were safe. They hadn’t counted on the return of Zach, ex-school bully turned murderer and his caveman army. Forced through the tunnel they find themselves back on Dartmoor – except that this is definitely not the 21st century.

Struggling to understand the mysteries of the tunnel will they ever return to a safe time and place? Alvin failed to keep Miss Tregarthur’s promise. Now reaching across time, it seems Miss Tregarthur will have her revenge.

Book 4: Tregarthur’s Legacy

Miss Tregarthur is dead. Alvin and Jenna watched her die, drawn into the ground by the Hanging Stones. But in death, Miss Tregarthur is more powerful than ever. Caught up in the never ending war that is raging across France, Alvin and Jenna must find a way to break Miss Tregarthur’s grip on the past.

This time it’s about more than their own survival. This time it’s about the future.

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Book Details and Publisher

Publisher: Cillian Press Limited. 83 Ducie Street, Manchester M1 2JQ
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Title: Tregarthur’s Promise

Publisher: Cillian Press
Pub Date: Oct 2013

PB ISBN: 978-0-9573155-4-9
EB ISBN: 978-0-9573155-5-6
PB RRP: £7.99/US $12.95

Title: Tregarthur’s Revenge

Publisher: Cillian Press
Pub Date: June 2014

PB ISBN: 978-1-909776-06-7
EB ISBN: 978-1-909776-07-4
PB RRP: £7.99/US $12.95

Title: Tregarthur’s Prisoners

Publisher: Cillian Press
Pub Date: Nov 2015

PB ISBN: 978-1-909776-14-2
EB ISBN: 978-1-909776-15-9
PB RRP: £7.99/US $12.95


Title: Tregarthur’s Crystal

Publisher: Cillian Press
Publication Date: June 2014

PB ISBN: 978-1-909776-06-7
EB ISBN: 978-1-909776-07-4
RRP: GB/£7.99 US/$12.95

Title: Tregarthur’s Legacy

Publisher: Cillian Press
Pub Date: Oct 2018

PB ISBN: 978-1-909776-22-7
EB ISBN: 978-1-909776-23-4
PB RRP: £7.99/US $12.95