The Merchant of Time
What would you do if you inherited an hour? That's the question that quickly turns young Charlie Attenborough's life upside-down. He thinks it's a joke in his Uncle Bernard's will, but he soon starts experiencing uncommon luck during his hour - namely the hour between 5 and 6 in the evening.
As soon as he realizes his good fortune, other people do too. Two thugs show up and kidnap Charlie's family in an attempt to convince him to hand over control of the hour. Fortunately, Arthur - the Merchant of Time - shows up to help Charlie liberate his family and defeat the man who had ordered the kidnapping in the first place. He is a fierce individual known only as The Crow. He lives in the Secret City, a place where people are tasked with managing mundane aspects of our world.
Follow along as Charlie visits incredible locations and meets oddball characters on an adventure to learn more about this mysterious city while defeating The Crow and liberating his family. "The Merchant of Time" is a fantasy adventure geared toward a younger audience but is accessible to readers of all ages. Do not be afraid to venture into The Secret City.
Boss Walnuts walked from area to area in Building 5 completely oblivious to the grim fog of death that hung fatly over the entire Paradox Iron complex. He walked with his arms clasped behind his back and an unlit cigar clenched tightly between his teeth.
"Let them hate me," he had once told a friend, echoing a favorite expression of Julius Caesar. "As long as they fear me."
- Paradox Iron