Ocellus: The Story of the Twelfth Stone is the first book in the Ocellus Series
and is an epic fantasy‑adventure for age 10 upwards.
Shy, grieving 11-year-old Joshua discovers a glassy-black, oval stone in a rock pool.
Engraved on one face is a human eye and Joshua senses the eye staring at him. The stone is
so compelling, he decides to keep it.
Soon after, a friendly alien in human form (Cassièl) confronts him, saying he has searched
for the eye-stone (Ocellus) for trillions of years. He reveals that Ocellus, together with
twelve other stones, is the source of all energy, matter, and life, but trillions of years
ago vicious shapeshifters (The KimMorii) stole the thirteen stones and hid them across the
Joshua naturally finds Cassièl's story too fantastic, so to prove his story and promising
no harm will come to him, Cassièl takes Joshua and his step-sister, Alessa, along with the
stone, to his own universe where they become close friends with other children brought from
different universes. Together, they undertake a series of ever-more hazardous missions to
help retrieve the stones. Meanwhile, the cruel KimMorii have kidnapped Joshua and Alessa's
mother and incarcerated her on an infamous prison planet. Now unable to return to Earth,
Joshua discovers some information about Ocellus that calls into question everything Cassièl
has told him.
Can Joshua establish the truth about the thirteen stones? Can he help defeat the
shapeshifters and bring peace to the universes, and can he ever find his way back to
Immense in scope and deep in emotion, the story of Ocellus will live in the