The Marble Curse
The grandfather clock gave a single chime. It was a quarter past one, but two hundred years in the past...
Eleven-year-old Joe Raven is an inventor. He spends his time creating small gadgets with extraordinary power.
After discovering a note from the mysterious Granelda seeking help to overcome a vicious curse, he and his sister, Beth, are catapulted back to 1789.
With evil spreading and time running out, what will it take to defeat the Marble Curse? Joe’s belief in gadgets, or Beth’s confidence in something more?
Ages: Middle Grade, 8 - 12
Publication Date: November 2022
"There is a strong spiritual message woven through the story which is communicated sensitively and honestly. I can't wait for my granddaughter (nearly two) to be a few years older so I can share it with her!"
"5 stars! No! 6 stars! It was amazing, gripping and tense. Great main characters. The main villain is disguised at first and I love that."
- 8-12 year-old reader
About the author
Richard Vincent is a heart specialist, medical scientist, and writer. He gives talks in many countries, and also teaches chemistry and physics to his nine grandchildren. It was their encouragement that led him to write a colourful adventure for 8 to 13-year-old children that reflects both his love of science and his lively Christian faith.