Killing Ground

 Defenders Book 1     NEW 2017 series    out NOW

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ISBN 9781781127292

The past is closer than Nadiya and Seth think …

Everyone is freaked out when circles of scorched earth start appearing in Halifax – on the moors, the parks and even the football pitches.  Seth is most disturbed of all – he sees the shadows of the past.

But when he looks into a Viking’s murderous eyes and smells the stink of burning flesh, Seth knows he must stop this cycle of supernatural suffering.  With his friend Nadiya, can he discover the dark history behind the forces attacking their town?

Great way into : KS2 Vikings and Anglo-Saxons

Read Chapter 1 of Killing Ground here

Illustrated by David Shepard

Published by Barrington Stoke
Available now from your local library, bookshopsAmazon and Kindle.

“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

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

defenders-dark-arenaSeth 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 – Killing Ground introduction

Video 2 – Killing Ground & my ancestry DNA testing

Reviews

By Seth White on 24 Jun. 2017
‘Killing Ground’, the first in the new Defender series, is an awesome page-turner. The best bit was when the football pitch was abandoned and the massive Viking face appeared. It was a weird feeling and a bit exciting too. I love that my name was used for the books and I can’t wait to see the other stories. Seth White.

By gable_end on 16 July 2017
Killing Ground was a great, fast-paced read and I had to finish it in one sitting! The historical aspect was compelling and detailed, and I really engaged with the central character, who is a young carer. With a cream background and clear, well-spaced text, it’s an ideal read for any struggling reader, particularly those with dyslexia. Really looking forward to reading the next in the series!

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars

By Amazon Customer on 13 July 2017
I can’t wait to read this! I’ve been waiting for months for the book to come out!

 

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