A thrilling, Gothic adventure about one lonely orphan boy and the discovery of strange new powers; it's Batman meets Heroes. Theo Wickland lives a life of isolation - he has only ever known three people: his butler, the maid and his guardian. But one birthday, during his annual trip to the graveyard, Theo finds a small package addressed to him. A secret message inside it, and a visit from two burglars that proves fatal to one of them, are the catalysts for Theo to discover that he possesses deadly powers. One touch from him and criminals melt to death - Evil melts like wax at the hands of the Candle Man. Glenn Dakin's novel is the ideal fantasy thriller for fans of comic book heroes.
Glenn Dakin Glenn Dakin began his writing career as a comics creator, devising the humour strip Temptation, and the autobiographical character Abe. His work appeared in cult UK magazines such as Escape and Deadline, and a collection of Temptation was published in 1991. He went on to work for Marvel Comics, writing for the superhero series Plasmer and Clan Destine. He also created the cartoon strip Robot Crusoe, which ran for eight years in the Funday Times. He has had several children's stories and novels published, including The Frogspawn Code, and has scripted children's TV programmes Bob the Builder and Shaun the Sheep. A regular contributor to children's magazines, he has written a comic strip version of the life of Roald Dahl and a Spider-Man series. Glenn lives in Cambridge with his wife and son.