Queen Victoria is on the throne when we find Hetty Littlewood, one of the few remaining wise women, tending her injured son, Daryl, who is the master of a canal narrow boat and a part-time prize fighter. Daryl subsequently fall?s foul of gaming interests in the great industrial city of Manchester and returns home a fugitive from the law with a charge of murder hanging over his head. Fearful for her son?s survival and possessing formidable occult powers, Hetty sends her son to seek refuge in a distant reality called the Water Realm, until able to clear his name. While penetrating the lower strata of Victorian Manchester, Hetty circulates amidst the city?s underworld of gin palaces and bordellos. She joins the household of a brilliant but fearfully dangerous millionaire and encounters the British Secret Service in every attempt to clear her son?s name ready for his return. Will the family finally be reunited and will the reunion bring happiness or grief?
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: Science Fiction + Fantasy, Horror + Ghost Stories, Legends + Myths + Fables / General, General