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I Was There - Viking Invasion

I Was There - Viking Invasion
(2015)

 

 
I Was There - Richard III

I Was There - Richard III
(2014)

The Year is 1464 and a 12 year old Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is under the protection of the Earl of Warwick at Middleham Castle in Yorkshire. Here, he is immersed in knights' training, and along with his friend Francis Lovell, the boys yearn for their first experience of battle. Richard is thrilled to discover they are to ride with the Yorkist army, to Hexham, where they expect to meet Lancastrian opposition. How close can they get to their first blooding for the Yorkist cause, as the Wars of the Roses rages around them?

 
The Cry Of The Icemark

The Cry Of The Icemark
(2005)

Winner of the inaugural Waterstones Children's Book Prize

After the death of her beloved father, headstrong princess Thirrin Freer Strong-In-The-Arm Lindenshield becomes warrior queen of her homeland, Icemark, defending it from a formidable invader. Despite Thirrin's bravery and the support of Oskan, the Witch's son, the task proves more difficult than Thirrin ever dreamed. She must assemble a force to rival her opponent. And, in the chill winter of Icemark, she only has until spring to unite the strange beasts and frightening creatures who live just outside her country. Ultimately, it is Thirrin's vision and determination that will see her through to victory.

 
Blade Of Fire

Blade Of Fire
(2007)

Many years have passed since Queen Thirrin and her allies defended the Icemark against a brutal invasion. But now General Bellorum is back, along with his bloodthirsty spawn, twin sons even more vicious than him. Thirrin and Oskan also have a family: two girls and three boys. But darkness lurks within the House of Lindenshield: Medea, the couple's cold-hearted, fifteen-year-old daughter, who's just coming into her magical powers, may be the downfall of the kingdom. It's up to her brother, Charlemagne, crippled by polio as a child, to return from exile and rescue the land he loves.

 
Last Battle Of The Icemark

Last Battle Of The Icemark
(2008)

Oskan and Thirrin thought their bad-seed daughter was gone for good -- burnt to a cinder and cast out onto the Spirit Plain. But banishment did not kill Medea: It made her stronger. Now, allied with Cronus, embodiment of all evil, the young sorceress is plotting revenge. Queen Thirrin is distracted by a new invader whose troops ride huge triceratops-like beasts into battle. But the warlock Oskan realizes the true threat to the kingdom is the demon army assembled by his daughter. To ensure the Icemark's eternal safety, he knows he must destroy her soul--even at the risk of his own.

 
Prince Of The Icemark

Prince Of The Icemark
(2013)

When his brother, the King, is killed in battle, Prince Redrought must rally his people and learn to defend the tiny country against supernatural invaders - werewolves, vampires and zombies. Redrought must take the fight to enemy territory, The-Land-of-the-Ghosts, and it's there he will fall or stand for ever in the legends of the Icemark as King Redrought Athelstan Strong-in-the-Arm Lindenshield, Bear of the North.

Shortlisted for the 2015 Red House Book Award

 

Praise for The Icemark Chronicles

"A wild, exuberant read...mesmerizing." - USA Today
"Epic." - Booklist
"Marvelous and multi-specied." - Kirkus Reviews
"Unforgettable scenes and characters." - Cornelia Funke
"Gallops right along!" - Tamora Pierce
"Supremely satisfying...a page-turner." - Philip Ardagh