After the great battle at King Alfie’s coronation, the nation thinks it’s seen the last of the Black Dragon, and Alfie gets busy learning what it means to fill his father’s shoes. But when a band of undead Vikings appears, Alfie, Hayley and the rest of the Yeoman Warders fear that Professor Lock is back to finish what he’s started. For the epic battle that’s brewing, Alfie will need to enlist help from abroad, as well as from a mysterious new friend who seems to be watching over him…
The first book in this brilliant new series by Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby, Defender of the Realm, was long-listed for the 2017 Branford Boase Award, and short-listed for The Brilliant Book Award (February 2017) and the Stockton Children’s Book of the Year (March 2017). We are delighted to be running a giveaway today for not only the first book in the series but also book two, Defender of the Realm: Dark Age! To enter take a look at our Twitter account here.
About the authors
Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby are an Emmy-winning and BAFTA-nominated writing partnership who have scripted a host of flagship children’s TV shows, including Danger Mouse, Peter Rabbit, Shaun the Sheep and Thunderbirds Are Go!
Their debut fantasy adventure book series for 8-12 year olds, Defender of the Realm has been called ‘A thrilling mash-up of history and fantasy’ by Kirkus Reviews, was long listed for the 2017 Branford Boase Award. It was WH Smiths children’s book of the month, April 2017. The second book in the series Defender of the Realm: Dark Age! was published on 1st June 2017 by Scholastic.