Jack Reusen books and beyond

Welcome to the Jack Reusen website!

Here you’ll find information about John Bray’s ‘Jack Reusen’ series of books, along with details of his other work. All of John’s books are available on Kindle and in paperback.

Paperback copies are available from Fun Junction in Crieff and Perth, Scotland (if you’d like to ‘shop local’ in the Perthshire area).

Alternatively, you can purchase them from this site directly (unfortunately postage is only available for UK addresses at present).

The Book Where it all Started

A few years ago John’s long-running love for fantasy books seemed to clash with the wandering attention span of his (then) seven-year-old son. In order to show his son what was so great about these sorts of stories, he decided to write his own. He had a go at breaking a few fantasy ‘rules’ in the process:

  • The parents aren’t killed off in the first chapter
  • The ‘secondary’ characters get to take over occasionally
  • And (most importantly) a full chapter can be read in the ten to twenty minute window of bed-time.

The short chapters also make the series a perfect fit for reluctant readers as it’s a fun read for any age. In fact, John has had more than a few children tell him that ‘Jack Reusen and the Fey Flame’ is the first chapter book they have ever read. It’s this sort of response that keeps John working on more stories.

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Book 1: Jack Reusen and the Fey Flame

“A chance event in a forest near Jack’s home opens his eyes to the world of ‘Fey’: a place filled with magic, enchantments, and with people and creatures unlike anything Jack has seen before.”

‘Jack Reusen and the Fey Flame’ offers the reader the opportunity to get lost in another world. There are girls that turn into polar bears, Jack’s school is closed because of a peculiar beast causing havoc, and you should also keep an eye out for the ‘war chicken’ with a saddle.

(Click the image for the kindle edition. Paperback editions are available from Fun Junction stores or by mail order (Click the button below to buy through PayPal)

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Book 2: Jack Reusen and the Spark of Dreams

“What happens when people stop being able to dream? A city turning into zombies that’s what! Even worse someone seems to be controlling them.

Can Jack stop a whole new type of magic? Will a girl who can turn into a bear and a huge owl-man be any match for a horde of mindless ‘sleepers’? You’ll have to read it to find out!”

(Click the image for the Kindle edition or for the paperback edition either click the button below to buy through PayPal or pop in to Fun Junction)

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John’s latest book ‘Marcus’ (not part of the Jack Reusen Series):https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=68EXCQ8SEQDB8

An eerie whistle sounds behind you.
There’s no one there.
He’s hiding now. Hiding in your phone, in your tablet, your Kindle Reader…

Yep, ‘Marcus’ (John’s dark fantasy/horror novel for readers aged ten and up) is now available for the Kindle reader and the Kindle app for Android and Apple.

Suitable for readers aged 10 years and up. ‘Marcus’ follows a young boy, James, as he investigates the strange behaviour of a classmate, but his investigations take a dark turn one cold November night. Will James and his friends survive long enough to discover the truth about Marcus?

Pop over for a look now, click this link to find ‘Marcus’ on Amazon.co.uk. Alternatively, you can purchase your copy at either Fun Junction or here on the site (button below).

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Keep up to date

John blogs regularly on this site. You can fn John’s blog by clicking the link (alternatively, you can click the ‘blog’ tab above). His blog follows the progress of the Jack Reusen books and offers samples of John’s work (you can even get the chance to read a full 1st draft of John’s newest book ‘Marcus’ (suitable for children aged 10 and up).

John also performs free author talks for schools and other groups. You can find out more about his school book talks by clicking this link. If you would like to contact John about a book talk for your school/group you’ll find information on how to reach him on the contact page.