Exciting news – here are all the details of the shenanigans planned for the launch of Gareth/The Great Wardini’s young adult novel, ‘The Traitor and the Thief.’ We really hope you are able to join us. It’s been a hugely exciting journey for the whole team and we’d love to share the celebrations with you.

Friday 28th July

6pm – the book launch at Havelock North Function Centre. Wardini will tell you a bit about the book, read some exciting extracts and sign your very own personal copy.

7pm – The Traitor’s Ball!

We are SO excited about this. We’re having a Steampunk Ball to really get the book going with a bang! Dress as a Steampunk hero or as an adventurer or anything you like - the bar will be open, food available and our favourite ukulele Punk band, The Pukes, will be rocking the stage. If you need a hand sorting ideas for a costume just get in touch. Op shops are invaluable and really, anything goes!

Tickets are $25 each and a copy of ‘The Traitor and the Thief,’ is included in the price (children under 16 are free) – how good a deal is that?

Tickets are soon to be available from Wardini Books Havelock North and Wardini Books Napier and from our website,

Saturday 29th July

If you didn’t manage to get along to the Ball,come along to Wardini Books Napier at 4pm to hear Wardini talk about the book, read his favourite bits aloud, and do a bit of magic for you.

The events are all loaded onto our Facebook page should you wish to join in the conversation or, we hope, click the ‘going’ button! Please spread the word as far and wide as you can so we can make ‘The Traitor and the Thief’ events an epically awesome and they can possibly be.

Thank you sooooooo much!

Lou, Wardini and the Team