Meet the Author: James Treadwell
3 February 2012 Last updated at 09:22 GMT
In this week's Meet the Author, the BBC's Nick Higham speaks to James Treadwell about his first novel, Advent.
The author, who is a former academic, said the book is set to be the first of a trilogy.
Treadwell said he explored the seriousness of magic in the story, which is narrated by a 15-year-old boy.