Tuesday 8 November 2016

ACRBA Tour The Kingdom of the Air by C.T. Wells

7 - 11 November 2016

is Introducing 

( Rhiza Press, 1 April 2016)

By C. T. Wells

About the Book:
Winner of the CALEB Unpublished Fiction 2014
Winner of the Clive Cussler Adventure Writer's Competition
1940. The Battle of Britain has begun.
A young Messerschmitt pilot is shot down over Dartmoor. He tries to evade a manhunt, knowing that if he is captured by the British, his war will be over. But when Josef Schafer falls into the hands of a sinister agent of the Special Operations Executive, his troubles have only begun. He is returned to occupied France having made an impossible deal with the British.
As the air war escalates, Josef is in danger in the sky and on the ground. His allegiances are tested as he is torn between loyalty to his Luftwaffe comrades and a French woman whom he is compelled to serve.
The stakes are high. Whoever controls the sky above the English Channel will decide the fate of nations. 

About the Author:
Peter C.T. Wells grew up in coastal Victoria, Australia. He comes from a creative family. Playing in the bush and on the beach was a fertile place for an imagination to develop. He has always been drawn to stories that explore character in the extremes of human experience.
He attended The Geelong College and The University of Melbourne. He has an Arts degree and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. He taught English and Outdoor Education for many years before becoming a school leader in Australia and then Head of School in an international school in Indonesia.

He was seriously injured in a taxi accident in Jakarta whilst en route to America to receive an award for The Kingdom of the Air. Now almost fully recovered he sees the experience as his own opportunity to explore character in the extremes of human experience!

Authors who have influenced Wells include: William Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway, Cormac McCarthy, Raymond Chandler, Ian Fleming, Jack Higgins, Alistair McLean, Conn Iggulden, and Lee Child.

Wells now lives in country Victoria with his wife and three sons.


  1. Enjoyed reading Kingdom of the Air earlier this year (my review's on Goodreads)

  2. It's near the top of my TBR pile :)

  3. I just read this a week ago and loved it! Brilliantly well-written and totally engaging. Then I went to see Allied at the movies. In that film there is a scene with a British Lysander landing in a field in secret in occupied France. I felt I was watching one of the scenes from 'The Kingdom of the Air'! I can't wait for the sequel.

  4. I read The Kingdom of the Air a couple of weeks ago and loved it: brilliantly well-written and thoroughly engaging! Then just a few nights back I went to watch the movie, Allied. I felt I was watching parallel scenes with Wells' novel, especially the Lysander landing in secret in a field in occupied France! It's a great book and I hope it takes off. Waiting expectantly for the sequel.


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