Alfie Monk may seem like an ordinary eleven-year-old boy, but he’s actually more than a thousand years old and remembers the last Viking invasion of England, not to mention the French Revolution and both World Wars. Way back in the tenth century, he and his mother were given the alchemical secret to eternal life.
But when everything Alfie knows is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world intrudes, he must embark on a mission along with friends Aidan and Roxy to find a way to reverse the process and grow up like a regular boy.
This book is suitable for readers over 10 years old.
There are stories about people who want to live forever. This is not one of those stories. This is a story about someone who wants to stop. This astonishing new novel from the author of Time Traveling with a Hamster, told in alternating perspectives by Alfie and Aidan, is a tour de force – a sweeping epic that takes you on an unforgettable, breathtaking adventure and asks big questions about the meaning of life.
Ross Welford was a journalist and television producer before becoming a full-time writer. He lives in London with his family.