Defenders 1 : Killing Ground
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
“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
Published by Barrington Stoke
- Anglo-Saxon village, Yorkshire
- Roman Amphitheatre, City of London
- Iron Age Celtic hill fort, Cornwall
And each book ties into a KS2 history theme:
- Iron Age Celts
- Roman Britain
- Vikings and Anglo-Saxons
“We are currently running a Books 4 Buddies scheme here at Northwood and Defenders is going down a storm with my reluctant readers.” Northwood School
Anglo Saxon/Viking history quiz based on Defenders: Killing Ground here
Video 1 – Killing Ground introduction
Video 2 – Killing Ground & my ancestry DNA testing
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.
I can’t wait to read this! I’ve been waiting for months for the book to come out!