If you're ever in great danger, with nowhere else to turn,
maybe you'll find help in the world beneath your feet…
That's what happens to Yoshi, one night in London's Chinatown. Fleeing from a mystery pursuer, the boy finds himself in a sprawling, subterranean network of tunnels, tracks, vaults and lost waterways. It's also home to a band of street runners schooled in modern magic - the art of illusion and trickery.
With help from his new friends, Yoshi uncovers his own vital part in a mission to tap the ancient forces underpinning the capital. But can he pull off the performance of a lifetime before his past catches up with him, or will life on street level fall under a dark and dangerous spell?
Matt Whyman is a distinctive contemporary voice in children’s and adult writing. After graduating from the University of East Anglia’s MA in Creative Writing, Matt’s career as a writer has taken him from Agony Uncle columns (Bliss magazine and AOL) and teen self-help guides to the cutting edge of both adult and children’s fiction. His critically acclaimed young adult novel Boy Kills Man was short-listed for several awards, including the 2004 Teenage Book Prize, and praised by Melvin Burgess: ‘Bold, chilling and beautifully written’. It is currently in development as a feature film with the producers of the cult film Kidulthood. Matt is married with four children (and an enormous dog) and lives in West Sussex, England.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (February 4, 2008)