The Watchmen of Port Fayt (Hardcover)

By Conrad Mason

David Fickling Books, 9780545833080, 400pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2015

List Price: 17.99*
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Captain Newton and his men have always protected Port Fayt--a place where humans live in peace alongside trolls, elves, and fairies. But now Fayt is under threat from a much more powerful enemy--the League of Light, a group out to destroy all non-humans.

Half-goblin boy Joseph Grubb has only ever heard stories of Captain Newton and the Demon's Watch. Fed up of working at his uncle's tavern, Grubb dreams of escape--until a whirlwind encounter with a smuggler plunges him into Fayt's criminal underworld. There he meets the watchmen and learns of their mission to save the port. Can Grubb and his new allies uncover the dark plot in time, or will they end up as fish food in Harry's Shark Pit?

The first exciting book in the epic Tales of Fayt trilogy!

About the Author

Conrad Mason was born in 1984. He studied classics at Cambridge University and now works in London as an editor of children's fiction. The Watchmen of Port Fayt was his debut novel and the first title in the Tales of Fayt trilogy. You can visit him online at

Praise For The Watchmen of Port Fayt

Praise for The Watchmen of Port Fayt (published as The Demon's Watch in the United Kingdom):

"This is simply good old-fashioned swashbuckling fun, with tricorn hats, one-eyed and one-armed pirates, terrifying underwater creatures, and descriptions of seafaring that will have readers feeling the ocean's salty spray." --BCCB

"The characters are relatable, the journey is grand, the bad guys are vile and scary in the best way, the good guys possess hearts of solid gold, making The Watchmen of Port Fayt a timeless classic for adventure readers." --YA Books Central

"Mason's writing is lively and engaging, and his message of tolerance is a potent one."--Literary Review (UK)

"A hugely entertaining and comic fantasy story that will have young readers enchanted."--Bookzone for Boys (UK)

"Sparkling and energetic, it's full of wit and comic timing, with piratical idioms galore . . . I think this rip-roaring fantasy adventure is going to win a loyal--and thoroughly deserved--following."--The Bookbag (UK)