Blog Tour & Book Blast Sign Ups – Sebastian and the Hibernauts



Beyond the GloamingSebastian and the Hibernauts: Beyond the Gloaming

It is Easter, 1973 and twelve year old Sebastian Duffy has some serious self-esteem issues. He is beaten by his parents, bullied at school, steals from his friends and still mourning the death of his brother. To cap it all, strange things have begun happening around him and he is finding it hard to distinguish dreams from reality. After a nightmarish assault, he wakes in the Gloaming, a shadow world inhabited by ghosts. There to greet him is Porrig, a creature from Hibercadia, a magical realm crafted from Celtic dreams. Inhabited by Fir Bolg, Tuath and Milesians, it has been overthrown by brother gods from another dreamworld. One brother, Phobitor, is a tyrant and even the Tuath, who took to their underground sidhe millennia ago, are concerned. Sebastian discovers that he alone can save Hibercadia by finding an enchanted spear. Teaming up with the Hibernauts—a mercurial sorceress, an orphaned druidess, a taciturn warrior, a snuff-sniffing leprechaun and a lovelorn poet—he embarks on a fantastical quest, but can he succeed when he is yet to find his magical potential or even his courage, and half the realm is bent on his destruction?


Praise for Beyond the Gloaming

I cannot say just how much I have enjoyed this book; you are a very accomplished writer with a wonderfully rich imagination. Your use of the English language is amazing and your ability to create the many different speaking styles in the book and to maintain them is remarkable. You have an incredibly inventive mind and readers will come to love the many wonderful creations in this novel, it is jam-packed with the most wonderful and inventive characters; new, exciting and beautifully realised.
~The Oxford Editors


An imaginative epic…an intricate and fully realised fantasy world with a big cast of likeable characters that are charming, well drawn and endearing, with wonderfully apt names. The depth and breadth of your high-voltage imagination, and the richness of the world you create is very impressive.
~Sam Mills, author of Blackout, The Boys Who Saved the World, and The Quiddity of Will Self
BrendanAuthor Brendan Murphy

Brendan Murphy was raised in Sheffield, England, with dreams of becoming a writer, and has written every day since he was nine years old. After reading medicine in London and psychiatry in Manchester, he moved to Australia in 1999. He is an Associate Professor at Monash University and has written widely on youth mental health. His nonfiction work on the development of football in Victorian society, From Sheffield with Love, was published in 2007. He lives with his wife, Katrina, and their children, Sebastian and Violette, in a sprawling property built for the composer, Dorian Le Gallienne. They share their garden with a mob of kangaroos, a wombat, two possums, any number of creepy crawlies, and some very feisty kookaburras. In 2013, he was signed to Assent Publishing for a six-book deal. Beyond the Gloaming, the first Sebastian and the Hibernauts adventure, will be published by Assent imprint, Phantasm Books in 2014.


Tour Schedule

November 5th
I Am A Reader – Guest Post
Cuzinlogic – Interview
Enter Here Canada – Spotlight
A Book Lover’s Retreat - Spotlight
Cherry Mischievous - Spotlight
XoXo Book Blog - Spotlight
Word to Dreams - Spotlight
The Word at My Fingertips – Review
Hey, Miss Adventures! - Review
Victoria Simcox’s Blog - Spotlight

November 6th
CBY Book Club - Spotlight
We Do Write – Interview
Sizzling Book Blog - Spotlight
A Leisure Moment - Spotlight
deal sharing aunt - Spotlight
Sweeping Me - Spotlight

November 7th
Christy’s Cozy Corners - Review
Mel’s Shelves - Review
Coffee Books & Art - Spotlight
Kimber’s Life - Spotlight
My Life, Loves and Passion - Review

November 8th
Ashley’s Paranormal Book Blog - Spotlight
The Avid Reader - Spotlight
My Devotional Thoughts - Spotlight
Katie’s Clean Book Collection - Spotlight

November 10th
Kimber Leigh Writes - Spotlight
StoreyBook Reviews - Spotlight
Sher A Hart: Written Art - Review
Min Reads and Reviews - Spotlight
Mary’s Cup of Tea - Spotlight

November 11th
The Cheshire Cat’s Looking Glass - Spotlight
Brooke Blogs - Review
Corazones Literarios - Spotlight
TMBA Corbett Tries to Write! - Review

November 12th
LibriAmoriMiei - Review
MamaNYC - Spotlight
Hey, Miss Adventures! - Review

November 13th
Books & Benches - Spotlight
Kelly P’s Blog - Spotlight
Mythical Books – Interview
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! - Spotlight

November 14th
BookHounds YA – Interview
Curling Up With A Good Book - Spotlight
From the Bootheel Cotton Patch - Spotlight
Gustosa Giveaways - Spotlight


  1. I absolutely love the cover! It is very pretty.

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