Early, Alan  

Arthur Quinn and Hell’s Keeper: Father of Lies Chronicles.



Final book in the sensational Father of Lies trilogy. Can Arthur stop the Viking god Loki once and for all?

Arthur Quinn has defeated the World Serpent. He has come face-to-face with the Fenris Wolf. But now he faces Loki's most powerful child, Hell's Keeper. With his friends Ash, Ellie and Ex, Arthur sets out to stop this new menace. But Loki has a trick up his sleeve, a trick that changes everything. Arthur must confront Loki for a final showdown. But faced with a terrible secret and enemies at every turn, can Arthur find the courage he needs to defeat the god once and for all, or has Loki finally won?

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About the Author

Born in Leitrim and now living in Dublin, Alan Early studied in the National Film School, Dun Laoghaire. Upon graduation in 2008, he co-founded Annville Films. From an early age he used to write and illustrate short stories about Banshees and ghost animals and whatever else struck his imagination. When he was ten, he visited Dublinia, a recreated Viking village and so began a love affair with Viking lore.


'The Hammer House of Horror has nothing on Alan Early for edge-of-seat drama as ancient gods, wolf-men, dead Viking armies and modern Irish teenagers wage good versus evil battles over the future of the world. The last of the Father of Lies trilogy sees Arthur Quinn and friends face Loki's daughter - Hell's Keeper - in a time-shifting drama that takes Arthur into a world before his own existence. Movie companies take note - buy up the film rights to these books now!'

- Evening Echo

'Early has painted a textural picture of the time, place and people that you don’t so much believe as feel. The action and story line weave together and dip and dive to create a positively remarkable read. The reader is pulled along in the story with expert timing and movement through to a most dynamic end. Arthur Quinn and Hell’s Keeper will keep you hooked and on the edge of your seat. It will leave you wanting more; but sadly this is the end. The Father of Lies Chronicles not only brings Viking lore into the forefront of children’s fantasy literature; it sets it firmly in a contemporary world. Be prepared, this is quite simply one of the best novels; in fact, one of the most stunning series, you will ever read. An incredible conclusion.'

- Book Bag


'An expertly paced and totally engrossing novel'

- Irish Times

'[The] final book in the magical and sensational Father of Lies trilogy'

- Primary Times