Author(s): Doug Wilson
Thomas Hassler is an ordinary 12-year old kid. Life is boring as usual. Until one day, Tom's life changes forever. An urgent call from a grandmother he has never met leads him to an isolated castle and an incredible inheritance - the leadership of the Seapeople. At Castle Hassler Tom not only meets his eccentric grandmother, but a girl called Mari, and even more surprisingly giant seals, walruses, orcas, albatrosses, and sea eagles. And the creatures have a urgent request. After centuries of being imprisoned, the rats of Droolmoan Cave have escaped. It is up to Tom the defeat the rats and their horrible queen. And learn to fly. There are battles, trickery and courage as Tom and Maria face the hordes of killers, with the help of the boldest grandmother of them all.
Doug Wilson is a scientist and a traveller who has lived in Australia, England, America and Saudi Arabia. He particularly likes writing about ecological ideas by winding them into exciting stories. He is a long standing friend of Tom Hassler's grandmother who has passed on these adventures for the general enlightenment of readers all over the world. Doug now lives in beautiful Taupo, New Zealand.