Teachers looking for a novel to use with their Anglo Saxon topic will warmly welcome this exciting new book. The story is well researched and makes it easy for pupils to engage imaginatively with the historical setting as seen through the eyes of a child.
Books for Topics
“This is an excellently written narrative that really evokes the period, bringing the reader an excellent cast of characters to relish. The historical background is authentic, and the excitement of the period is conveyed really well, to draw in the reader.”
"A tour de force of accurate history and epic adventure scenes, this is a really great book for Year 5 and 6 children."
The School Run
"This engaging historical novel is the story of Bron, slave to a cruel and drunken blacksmith, who gains his freedom and wins the respect of the warriors he joins through his bravery and loyalty…The landscape of villages, farms and dangers for travellers is realistically drawn, and the mythology of the time is deftly conjured…a rewarding read.”
The School Librarian Journal