A FORMER sports editor of the Lancashire Telegraph has launched a new book which has been tipped as a successor to the Harry Potter adventures.

Tony Flood, 66, author of the Secret Portion, will see his first fantasy novel published later this month.

Fellow author Jessica Duchen has hailed Tony’s work.

She said: “Tony has conjured up all the wizards, witches goblins, pixies and spiders you could want, and quite possibly the world’s worst monster.”