Foulditch by Alexander Fox is a work of fantasy YA. The book is all set to hit the shelves on 29th May 2020. It has been published by Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd.
You can read the blurb of the book here:
Foulditch beckons. Just… pass their tests and the interview. But how the heck do you get there? They aren’t exactly forthcoming! In fact, they hide themselves away! So begins a quest to complete a far-from-easy and way far-from-normal admissions regime for a far-from-regular school. Foulditch College for the Gifted is a devil of a place to get to. Moreover, you’re on your own – parents not permitted: no grannies, no granddads, no guardians whatsoever. Reasonable enough! If a trifle daunting…
Well… Enter Ethan Bard! A near-eleven-year-old with brains and determination, he’s got it covered. He knows where to go, and correctly directs his coachman on a journey, not for the weak. Battling the dark and the cold, he encounters all sorts – monsters, wraiths, and sundry killer wildlife! Just when all seems lost, he bumps into Max; and a far-from-regular ‘tour guide’ known as Billy – a conjurer for sure, who fixes them up and feeds them, then sends them on their way… up a high and dangerous tower where further encounters ensue… and mystery piles upon the threat. Freezing and nearing their limits, they struggle onwards and upwards towards their goal. Bravely tackling insurmountable odds, they wonder if they’ll make it. The going is tough. Far-from-regular tough! What was never intended was the additional encumbrance of a localized alien invasion.