ISBN 978-1-922629-21-0

The Passage of Conquest

During an evening, promising adventure aboard a galleon, eighteen-year-old Giselle is marooned on a tropical island.

As she begins to uncover remnants of an ancient civilisation, she learns that she has travelled to a parallel world and that the island was veiled four hundred years ago to prevent an ancient evil from escaping.

As the mystery of the islands history unfolds, Giselle is drawn into a desperate quest for a key that will enable safe passage home aboard the galleon, before it is used to unleash death and destruction throughout time and space.

todd kuchel author

About the Author

Having admired works of time travel and parallel worlds since a young age, T. D. Kuchel brilliantly captures the essence of reality with his fictional tales. Though, also partial to drama and a worthy love story, his tales flicker with romance and suspense.

A keen traveller, T. D. Kuchel longs for adventure and strives to write first-hand of locations around the globe. The plot for his debut novel, The Passage of Conquest, was conceived whilst sailing the Whitsunday Islands.

Between exploits, he resides in The Barossa Valley, where he enjoys quality time with his family, the local splendour of food and wine and writing in his home library.

To contact or learn more, visit www.tdkuchel.com


Magnetic prose, dripping with intrigue, that catapults you head-first into the turbulent depths of Kuchel’s spellbinding narrative and leaves you gasping for air in all the best ways.

Emily Waller

An addictive, irresistible adventure that keeps you guessing right ‘til the end, filled with refreshing authentic characters and an engaging female protagonist. This book is the definition of a page-turner.

Jessica Atkins

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Mandilla: The Spirit of U’Katang

Madilla is a contemporary Fantasy about a young girl who teaches herself to improvise on an old piano. Her village has been under military occupation for hundreds of years, and Madilla’s piano reveals a spiritual connection between herself and a wild mountain sparrow. While Madilla is learning the truth of her family’s faith, her abusive uncle is losing himself to the evils of the soldiers. Madilla’s story is one of spiritual and musical discovery against a tide of contrasting beliefs. What she learns is that the magic she feels through playing her piano is only the beginning.

About the Author

In a past life, not so long ago, I spent my days laying pavers, building retaining walls and designing gardens. For large parts of each day, there was just me and Jono, looking for any conversation to kill the time as we traipsed back and forward doing the repetitive grunt work. Jono’s glorious brainchild was a book he intended to write entitled 101 Uses for Pavelok; the magical gap filling sand. From that first idea, we began solving many of life’s most pressing issues with appropriately themed books.

Several years passed, and through each twist and turn, it became increasingly obvious to me that I needed to start writing. In learning the art, I have written a number of short stories about whatever inspired me at the time, one such inspiration being The Empty Nested Dragon. The story draws on bits and pieces of a thousand conversations with Jono, and like most stories I write, I have no idea what it all means until I reach the final paragraph. That has been the most rewarding part of what I take from writing. Discovering that even the most nonsensical conversations can amount to something meaningful… to me, anyway.