Dark Arena

ISBN 9781781127308

Defenders2 ,  the action-packed follow-up to Killing Ground.  The past is closer than Nadiya and Seth think …

It’s meant to be a stress-free holiday in London, but suddenly Seth and Nadiya will need all their skills as Defenders.  Ghostly activity is threatening a Premier League club as they build a new stadium on Roman ruins.  One worker has already met a grisly death – and many other lives are in danger. The horror of modern injustice seems to have woken the spirits of the past … What can the Defenders do to change things?

Read Chapter 1 here

Published by Barrington Stoke,  Aug 2017

Available soon from your local library, bookshops, pre-order from Amazon and Kindle.

Great way into : KS2 Roman Britain

Defenders is a new trilogy:
Book 1 –  Killing Ground out NOW!
Book 2  – Dark Arena out August
Book 3  – Pitch Invasion out November

Seth and Nadiya specialise in solving ghostly hauntings at football venues, with settings including:

  • Anglo-Saxon village, Yorkshire
  • Roman Amphitheatre, City of London
  • Iron Age Celtic hill fort, Cornwall


defenders-pitch-invasionAnd each book ties into a KS2 history theme:

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



Video 1 – Researching  Dark Arena



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