William Wenton and the Luridium Thief

William Wenton #1

Meet William Wenton, the world’s greatest code breaker. The only thing is, he doesn’t yet know he is…

William has always wondered why his family suddenly had to change their name and address eight years ago, moving from England to sleepy little Norway. And he can’t help but miss his grandfather, who mysteriously went missing just as they left their old home. It isn’t until William solves the Impossible Machine, the toughest code in the world, that he begins to see the danger that’s been nipping at his heels all these years. If he’s to survive the coming confrontation, he’ll have to find his grandfather right quick, not to mention make full use of his uncanny talent for code breaking.

William Wenton and the Luridium Thief is a wild ride through a fantastical new universe. Bobbie Peers’ imagination has created a world rich in detail and humor, not to mention excitement. The novel has already caught the eyes of the literary sphere and received Ark’s Children’s Book Award 2015. 10,000 Norwegian children participated in the vote to chose the best book of the year.


Book of the Year Norway 2016
The Ark’s Children’s Book Award Norway 2015
Shortlisted for the Bokslukerprisen Award Norway 2017


  • “A Norwegian fantasy hero of international proportions. /…/ If there’s one thing Norway’s world of children’s books needs, it is an international bestseller. Here it is. Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Luridium Thief has the potential to become the new Percy Jackson.”

    Dagbladet, Norway

  • “Film director Peers has brought to life a universe that would be well suited as a Hollywood movie with spectacular computer animated special effects.”

    Verdens Gang, Norway

  • “There is something cinematic and visual about the way [William Wenton and the Luridium Thief] is written. Not too many adjectives, but a solid plot with an abundance of quite clever ideas that would do equally well on the screen. It is certainly very easy to see it before one’s eyes while reading. /…/ [William Wenton and the Luridium Thief] is a book that delights with all its energy and vitality. It will be fun to follow William on his onward journey.”

    Weekendavisen, Denmark

  • “Exhilarating and action-packed. The language is easy to read and the plot flows nicely. Those who love technology, robots and code will be richly rewarded.”

    BTJ, Sweden