Author, 22, celebrates his second published novel
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