Jack Tideswell is twelve years old and lives with his eccentric grandmother in a terraced house on the edge of Morton Muxloe, a small market town. His parents died on a diving expedition when he was five. But he doesn’t talk about that.
Despite the brave face he puts on, he’s struggling. It isn’t just the bullies, though they don’t help. He’s ‘on report’ at school and has given up doing anything he’s good at. Bottom line: he’s hiding from life. Which is no good when an extraordinary destiny awaits.
The mysterious disc provides a terrifying wake-up call, triggering a time leap that almost gets him killed. And, as if that isn’t enough, an almighty storm erupts over Morton Muxloe. It matches the frustration that’s growing inside Jack. The wolf who watches him knows that, of course.