Defenders Series

NEW June 2017

Spine-tingling, spooky football adventures – the past is closer than Nadiya and Seth think …

Published by Barrington Stoke

Book 1 –  Killing Ground out NOW!
Book 2  – Dark Arena out August
Book 3  – Pitch Invasion out November

“plenty of adventure, jeopardy, blood and thunder and mixing it all in with a good dollop of the country’s favourite spectator sport… There are echoes here of Alan Garner and just a hint of the mystery behind Harry Potter – and that should be enough to get anyone reading.” The Letterpress Project

More here

Read Chapter 1 of Killing Ground here

With illustrations by David Shepard


“Great fast paced fiction” Monsters Can Talk



Seth and Nadiya specialise in solvdefenders-killing-ground-drafting ghostly hauntings at football venues, set in:

  • Yorkshire
  • London
  • Cornwall




And each book ties into a Kdefenders-dark-arenaS2 history theme:

  • Iron Age Celts
  • Roman Britain
  • Vikings and Anglo-Saxons




Click on the images for downloadable posters:

Haunted by the past … writing tips here 

Researching  Killing Ground


Researching Pitch Invasion

Setting a story in an Iron Age Fort

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