Cows! by Martin Rothery

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Cows, trying to take over the world? How would they do such a thing? Well they have a plan, hundreds of years in the making, but humans aren't supposed to know. They've been fooling us for centuries.
But let's put it this way, you may never look at milk the same way again and next time you see one you may appreciate they are not as dopey as they look.
When the first wave of attack happens in the quiet, sleepy village of Golthwaite, set in the tranquil surrounding of the Yorkshire Dales, the villagers aren't even aware of what is happening.
Not even our young, though slightly dim hero, Jimmy Tatley, knows what is going on but he must figure it out or we are all doomed.
Luckily, his clever Canine companion, Flossy (a sheepdog who detests her trade) has been trained in covert operations by The Masters (the hidden guardians with some rather strange traits) and is there to aid her lifetime friend in his quest. Also, not to be forgotton is the heroic Avian spy, Adrian the Robin who shows that you can play a big part, however small you are.
Throw in some zombie farmers, 'Cowsassins', breakdancing OAP's and 'Chase the Cheese' into the mix and you have to wonder what is going on this remote, yet strange, village.

About Martin Rothery

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 Martin Rothery (AKA Damon Rathe) started creative writing in September 2008 after enrolling on a creative writing course at the local college wanting to develop his writing style and ideas and has never looked back since.By June 2009 he had joined a local writers group and March 2010 he became the treasurer.After having had a few poems published, an article in a cat magazine and self published his first charity book Nonagenarians in remembrance of his grandparents and their writing, everything had been leading up to the first defining moment - the release of COWS!, his first novel.Since then, in 2012 he's started his own independent publishing company, Fishcake Publications (, released and co-authored another book of short stories, Souls of Darkness, under the pen name of Damon Rathe, published the prequel to Cows! titled Sheep and has just released his first full novel under the guise of Damon Rathe called Human Rights: Undead Set on Living. Preferring to write children's stories and horror/fantasy/sci-fi he likes to release the former under his own name and the latter under his writing pseudonym. Damon Rathe is the dark side of Martin Rothery that sometimes wishes to be let out.Martin is also an illustrator and cover designer and has done the covers for COWS!, Sheep, County Tales, Murgatroyd's Christmas Club, Human Rights and A Fistful of Marigolds as well as some of the internal images for Souls of Darkness. This allows him to do all the work in house at Fishcake Publications.He often does workshops for children in the local community (if this of interest, please get in touch) and Huddersfield Libraries and has recently been involved with the Pageturners Festival in Huddersfield and will be involved in some way at the Holmfirth Arts Festival in 2014. He also loves going on residential writing weekends like the ones run by the National Association of Writers Groups and can usually be found at the Wentworth Castle, Barnsley retreat every year.In the future, as well as continuing to write, Martin is excited to be working with a host of debut novelists as an editor and bringing new authors into the spotlight as a publisher very soon.
Published February 3, 2012 by Fishcake Publications. 155 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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