Books by Morgan Bruce

Pieces of the Puzzle

Sakey_Cover_WebFor Alex and Carolyn, a simple swimming getaway after football trials turns into a parents’ worst nightmare, when their younger son, nine-year-old Jordan, disappears.

Within hours, they realise he’s become the victim of some bizarre kidnapping plot, one without a ransom demand, just a strange note apologizing for the boy being taken.

When Jordan is not quickly found, Alex and Carolyn’s family begins to disintegrate. Most of the blame is placed on their twelve-year-old son, Joshua, who was supposed to be watching out for his younger brother. He now endures the brunt of his mother’s anger.

Almost a year later, the family is astounded when Jordan simply turns up at home to have breakfast, expecting everything to still be as it once was. However, amid all the mystery and rejoicing over his sudden and safe return, it appears the family will never return to normal.

For a start, Jordan refuses to reveal where he’s been the past year, apart from saying he was dying and was in a hospital, where he was “cured.”

Secondly, he talks of impossibilities, saying that he met his identical twin. He also begins to display surprising new abilities, including being able to play the piano and speak fluent French. The changes are so extreme that, as Alex and Carolyn try to put the mysterious Pieces of the Puzzle together, they come to suspect that the boy who returned is not really their son.

Beginnings: Alexei, Accidental Angel—Book 1

dkdkdkdkdkAlexei has a secret—a secret that makes him different from every other boy in his class. Very different, in fact, from any child he has ever seen—boy or girl. So far, nobody else knows his secret. Not even his foster parents or his sisters.

While he has managed to keep it that way for more than a year, it is starting to get more and more difficult to keep his secret with each passing day. More especially now that he is into a new school year at a new and very strict school, a school where he has already been subject to some nasty bullying, because of his slightly “quirky” behaviour and the peculiar way he looks in his rather too large school uniform.

Today is Monday—the first day of the third week of the school term—and once again, Alexei has a P.E. class, which means swimming lessons. So far, he has managed to avoid all of them; but there is no way that he can keep doing so without getting punished, quite severely. Going swimming, however, will also reveal his secret, and he is not sure if his classmates, his teachers, his school, or even the world, is quite ready for that!

Alexei has wings!

Alexei, Accidental Angel – Book 2: Intervention

Sakey_Cover_WebAlexei has a secret. He is different from every other boy in his class. Different, in fact from any boy or girl he has ever seen. He may be only eleven years old, but he is also an angel who has just completed a mission to save the life of his human sister. When dressed in his school uniform, he may look like any other child, but he possesses special angelic abilities, such as being able to be invisible. He also has wings and can fly!

As yet, almost no one knows his secret. Not even his foster parents.  But a moment of carelessness on a wind-swept beach and the ruthless actions of an amateur bird-watcher, intent on having his moment of television fame, are about to place Alexei’s whole existence in jeopardy. With the knowledge that such a revelation could eventually lead to his having to give up his life posing as a human child, Alexei realises that it is time to reveal his secret to those closest to him. With the hope that, instead of viewing him as a “mutant freak,” they will give him the help he needs to continue his life on Earth and avoid the bird-watcher’s criminal intentions.

Prague: An Unforgettable Story of Betrayal and Redemption

bEleven-year-old Vasya Gergiev suffers at the hands of monsters both in the house where he is held prisoner and on the streets of Prague. Taken from a Polish orphanage by Tomek Markovic, a minor player in a major child prostitution operation across Europe, Vasya undergoes the physical and mental anguish of sexual abuse.

Undercover police officer Yuri Seminkov has managed to infiltrate the child smuggling organization headed by Markovic, his task being to arrange the purchase and sale of ‘merchandise’ that Markovic procures from orphanages. But until he can obtain enough evidence to put Markovic behind bars – or worse – Seminkov is powerless to aid the children that are forced into submission training sessions for Markovic’s clients.

Vasya’s life is altered when he encounters a couple who, for their own reasons as well as his, decide to help him escape the brutality of his captor. But Tomek has other plans in store for the runaway, and it is up to Yuri to make sure Vasya will no longer fall victim to Tomek, his clients or anyone else.

Alexei, Accidental Angel – Book 3: Nemesis

Sakey_Cover_WebAlexei has a secret. He is an angel who decides to remain on earth and live life as a child.

And he has wings!

So far, he has restored his sister to a normal life, survived a kidnapping attempt, and saved the life of his cousin. But further, even bigger, battles await him.

 Now that they are aware of what their adopted son really is, Steve and Evelyn – his foster parents – have decided to settle on a remote island to give him a better chance of a normal life.

In a chain of events that begins with Alexei saving the life of a young hang glider pilot, his life seems, at first, to be taking a turn for the better.

But a far more menacing problem is still waiting to test him.

Will Alexei, in all his child-like innocence, survive the brutal act of revenge

that lies in wait for him?

Alexei, Accidental Angel – Book 4: Brothers

unnamed (1)Alexei has a secret. He is an angel who has decided to remain on Earth

to live life as an eleven-year-old child, after completing his “mission,”

He believes he is the only angel attempting to live as a human

and, as a result, must constantly hide his wings and other angel abilities.

Having survived an attempt on his life by an evil angel after helping his human family, Alexei is about to have unexpected company arrive in the form of a brother boy-angel.

The only problem is that for this to happen, a tragic event must also take place. An event about which Alexei has been sworn to absolute secrecy, even though it will most likely result in hurting someone rather close to his heart.

As a further complication, a link to the past will unexpectedly cause him

and his new angel brother to also be in considerable danger.

Alexei, Accidental Angel – Book 5: Revelation

Revelation is the fifth book in Morgan Bruce’s seven-part “Accidental Angel” series.

Alexei and Tristan have a secret. They are brothers who are also angels trying to live a life on Earth as ordinary children. They have wings and can fly, teleport, and be invisible, and they believe they are the only angels attempting such an undertaking.

Amidst their need for secrecy, they have already survived an attempt on their lives by a mad photographer, and the evil intentions of a turned angel. Now it seems they are being readied for a new mission to right the wrongs of a distant past, even though they don’t yet understand how they will go about this new quest.

As a further complication, the discovery of an ancient chalice starts to give them unnerving dreams, designed to provide them with knowledge of past events that relate to the future. But this knowledge also exposes them to considerable danger from both human and angelic realms.

In all of this, they find an unexpected future ally in a very sick boy in a hospital on the far side of the world

About the Author

Author_Sakey_pixMorgan Bruce has written seven books for teens and adults. He has been a schoolteacher for over 35 years, taught cricket, soccer and table tennis as well as managed an orchestra and various teenage rock groups. He has two daughters, now grown, and three grandsons: Ryan, Cole and Finn. Morgan lives in Auckland, New Zealand.