Au­thor, 22, cel­e­brates his sec­ond pub­lished novel

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A FOR­MER Tyther­ing­ton High School pupil has pub­lished his sec­ond book.

Charles Eades’ sci-fi novel, Evo­lu­tion, cen­tres on the ad­ven­tures of three an­i­mals gifted with su­per­nat­u­ral pow­ers.

Af­ter es­cap­ing from a lab­o­ra­tory where they were part of an ex­per­i­ment, Bracken, a fire-breath­ing dog, Fang, a shapeshift­ing cat and Raven, a mind-read­ing bird, at­tempt to sur­vive in the out­side world.

But the forces that cre­ated them are hunt­ing them down.

Charles, 22, who lives on Bux­ton Road in Mac­cle­field said: “I’m a su­per­hero fan and th­ese su­per­heroes just hap­pen to be an­i­mals.

“I chose a dog and cat as I grew up with them and they’re an­i­mals peo­ple eas­ily iden­tify with.

“Ravens are in­ter­est­ing and in­tel­li­gent and there’s the folk­lore tra­di­tion of them ap­pear­ing in the af­ter­math of bat­tles.”

The writer and ac­tor, whose first book, Son of the Lamp, about a teenage boy turned ge­nie, was pub­lished in 2010, stud­ied English and theatre at the Uni­ver­sity of War­wick, where he also wrote short films.

He said: “I started writ­ing when I was quite young and did it all through school.

“The hard­est part is start­ing. I never get writ­ers’ block but de­vel­op­ing ideas can be dif­fi­cult. The im­por­tant thing is push­ing your­self to write some­thing – even if it’s wrong at first, it doesn’t mat­ter.”

He added: “I al­ready have an idea for a se­quel to Evo­lu­tion.”

The novel is avail­able on­line now in 12 weekly in­stal­ments at big­world­net­work.com and will be pub­lished in print and e-book form later this year.

Charles’ lat­est book, Evo­lu­tion, fea­tures an­i­mals with su­per­hero pow­ers

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