Dirk Dynamo is enjoying a life of learning with the gentlemen adventurers of the Epiphany Club. Joining an expedition to find the Great Library of Alexandria, Dirk finds himself on the island of Hakon, where colonial life is not what it seems. With monsters in the jungle, conspiracies in the mansion and ninjas dogging his trail, can Dirk and his friends find the first clue to the Library before they meet a deadly fate?
The first story in the Epiphany Club series, Guns and Guano sees Dirk and his companions set out on the first stage of thrilling journey. Their search for lost wisdom will take them through rollicking adventures into the darker side of Victorian life, as they discover that there is more at stake than just old books.
From reader reviews:
‘It is a real treat to be propelled through an exciting story, a “ripping yarn”, while sometimes being caused to pause in admiration over a very well-chosen word or turn of phrase, or a particularly striking image.’
‘Knighton works hard to make sure to be serious about things that really should be taken seriously, even as he writes wacky, sometimes silly, adventure stories.’
‘Leaves you wanting more.’