The Books of the
Red Hand Adventures



An exhilarating middle-reader historical fiction series for children (and adults) looking for a modern twist on classic tales of adventure.

Set in the early 1900's as the world marches to it's first global war, Tariq, Aseem, Fez, and Margaret cross seas and continents to battle villains, seek justice, and try to unlock the secrets of the mysterious Red Hand.

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Press & Awards

O’Neill [is] an Ian Fleming for the middle-reader set… readers should feel as though they too are traversing the globe every time they fall back into this fast-paced tale. The pages will likely fly by far too quickly…. A satisfying, action-packed return to the world of the Red Hand and a daring trio.

Kirkus Reviews
(on Thieves of the Black Sea)

Bronze Medal Winner for Best Book Series—Moonbeam Children's Book Award

Official Selection of the National Battle of the Books

Thieves of the Black Sea named a "Best Book of 2017" by Kirkus Reviews

Gold Medal Winner—Independent Book Publisher's Living Now Award

O’Neill has an eye for detail, atmosphere, and action… this is a rousing period piece that ends on a cliffhanger.

Publisher's Weekly
(on Rebels of the Kasbah)


About the Author


Joe O’Neill was inspired to write the Red Hand Adventures while on safari in Sri Lanka. As he was driving along in an old jeep, under the full moon casting silhouettes of wild elephants against the jungle wall, the image of a rebel orphan in old Morocco popped into his head. While he wishes he could take credit for the idea, it was a story that was already out there, waiting to be told. Joe is the CEO and founder of Waquis Global Services, and the owner and director of Wildwood Academy, a non-traditional school focused on interaction with wilderness and the outdoors. He lives in Hood River, Oregon, with his wife and daughter.