Dark Arena

Defenders 2 : Dark Arena

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ISBN 9781781127308

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.  Seth is haunted by visions of Roman soldiers and ghosts of iron age British slaves when a Premier League club decide to build a new stadium on London’s 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

Signed and dedicated copies are available personalised to order from my local independent children’s bookshop “The Thoughtful Spot” here.

Buy now from your local library, independent bookshops, Amazon and Kindle.

Great way into : KS2 Roman Britain

Defenders is a new trilogy:
Book 1 –  Killing Ground
Book 2  – Dark Arena
Book 3  – Pitch Invasion

“Tom Palmer’s new series combines football with history in a gripping, fast-paced and action-packed story that’ll have your children wanting to know more with every turn of the page. One that may be enjoyed more by slightly older readers (10+) due to the introduction of more detail, adventure and subject-specific vocabulary, this is a series not to be missed.” https://www.theschoolrun.com/best-childrens-books-about-ancient-rome

 

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:

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

 

 


 

Resources:

Roman Britain history quiz based on Defenders: Dark Arena here

 

 


Video 1 – Researching  Dark Arena

Buy the Book

Signed and dedicated copies are available personalised to order from my local independent children’s bookshop “The Thoughtful Spot” here.

Buy Dark Arena now from your local library, independent bookshops, Amazon and Kindle.

 

 

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