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  • SilverWood Books - Children of the Chieftain: Banished
    one of their friends is captured and sold into slavery in the land of the Rus the children of the old chieftain and their comrades decide to risk everything to rescue him Little do they know what awaits them when they embark on the Viking ship the Eagle In addition to the dangers of the sea voyage they must face the villainy of a traitor marauding pirates and robbers before they end up in a seemingly hopeless situation as slaves in a quarry To add to their problems they learn that they have provoked the anger of the new chieftain of their island home and have been banished Michael E Wills was born on the Isle of Wight UK and educated at the Priory Boys School and Carisbrooke Grammar He trained as a teacher at St Peter s College Saltley Birmingham before working at a secondary school in Kent for two years After re training to become a teacher of English as a Foreign Language he worked in Sweden for thirteen years During this period he wrote several English language teaching books His teaching career has included time working in rural Sweden a period that first sparked his now enduring interest in Scandinavian history and culture an interest that after many years of research both academic and in the field led him to write Finn s Fate and the sequel novel Three Kings One Throne Continuing in a Viking theme in June 2015 Michael published Children of the Chieftain Betrayed the first of a trilogy of Viking adventure stories for young readers The book was described by a Historical Novel Society reviewer as An absolutely excellent novel which I could not put down Today Michael works part time as Ombudsman for English UK the national association of English language providers

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781324875/children-of-the-chieftain-banished (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Worrall and Robin
    At least he thought he was Every morning way up on his high branch Robin sang so loudly everyone could hear him Such adventures and goings on in the garden Can brave Worrall the chief worm keep his community safe including naughty Jimmy Wriggle Will bossy Robin get his tasty meal Will he share with all the other birds A delightful read for children of all ages Linda lives and works in Bristol where her studio overlooks the historic city and from where she can see many of Bristol s famous landmarks and watch the hot air balloons as they glide across the sky throughout the year A mother grandmother artist and writer Linda originally trained and worked as a physiotherapist in Bristol yet never stopped painting and drawing Self taught she has concentrated on and developed this aspect of her life over the past twenty five years Writing photography a love of nature and interest in far flung countries also began at a very early age A keenness to travel and meet with other cultures has taken Linda around the world where she has found friendship and great inspiration An award winning artist Linda s work has gained popularity

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781324301/worrall-and-robin (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - The Silver-Handled Knife
    to damn his bloodline forever Electra is eagerly looking forward to her father Agamemnon s triumphant return to Mycenae after the long war in Troy But his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus have other plans Clytemnestra cannot forgive her husband for the sacrifice of her eldest daughter Iphigenia at the start of the war and Aegisthus covets the kingship Instead of celebrating his return they murder him horribly and suddenly Mycenae isn t a safe place for Electra or her brother Orestes Orestes goes into exile and Electra has to submit to a humiliating fate When Orestes eventually returns there is only one word on his mind revenge What part will Electra play in this Frances Thomas was born in Wales but has lived in London for most of her life Some years ago she and her historian husband moved to mid Wales She has written many books for adults and children One of her recent children s novels Finding Minerva won the Tir na nOg prize in 2008 and her picture book Supposing illustrated by Ross Collins won a Scottish Arts Council Award in 1999 Her biography of Christina Rossetti has been recently reprinted As well as writing

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781324134/the-silver-handled-knife (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Oceans
    on the ground Her arms looked okay but one of her legs was twisted Felicity was terrified Al oh sweet God what have I done Al Please answer me Felicity is back in the Old World a primitive mystical land but why has Al has been dragged here And where is Reuben In this sequel to Toxics Felicity and Al find themselves in the Meshi territories land of the fabled sea folk Joined by Jez all three hunt for Reuben but something is coming that will draw them together in a new fight to save the Old World and no one can help apart from Aurelius a barnacled old Thessalon who may have a plan Isabel Burt writes fantasy and fiction for young readers and early teens She supports the conservation of wildlife and her themes of adventure romance and mysticism developed from her love of the natural world and its infinite possibilities TOXICS and OCEANS are her first fantasy novels and introduce The Old World to a new generation of readers She blogs here Dive into this fantasy masterpiece and you will be transported into a world of magical adventure Lucie Green Johnston Press Following on from Toxics Isabel

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781324110/oceans (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - Puzzle of the Tillian Wand (The) [Hardback Edition]
    the hardest that s ever been set Matlock It s almost as if you re meant to fail more than any other majickal hare who ever undertook it For Matlock the Hare beginning his second Most Majelicus task is the last thing on his mind as he sets off for a quiet even up at The Winchett Dale Inn but he hasn t bargained on the snoffibs the witches the Krettles and all the other glopped up creatures and saztaculous events They leave him no other choice but to begin the hunt to find the Tillian Wand in his most dangerous peffa twizzly and clottabussed adventure yet Get Matlock the Hare gifts here Matlock the Hare and all the saztaculous creatures of Winchett Dale are the creations of award winning author and artist Phil and Jacqui Lovesey Their aim is simple to bring to life a majickal world in pictures and stories through a series of crumlush books and artwork that hopefully bring a little of the Dale s whimsy into our everyday lives Phil is an award winning author including a series of novels for HarperCollins together with numerous short stories that have been published the world over He is also a past winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award Jacqui is an artist and illustrator and it was from her original miniature watercolour artworks that the world of Matlock the Hare and Winchett Dale originated growing by demand into a series of popular handmade adventures and an ever growing series of collectable artworks that she still paints today Want to know more Visit Phil and Jacqui s website at matlockthehare com or follow them on their blog at matlockthehare blogspot co uk And you can find them on Twitter MatlockHare You re certain to enjoy the journey as

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781322888/puzzle-of-the-tillian-wand-the-hardback-edition (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - The Puzzle of the Tillian Wand
    Room Your finding task is one of the hardest that s ever been set Matlock It s almost as if you re meant to fail more than any other majickal hare who ever undertook it For Matlock the Hare beginning his second Most Majelicus task is the last thing on his mind as he sets off for a quiet even up at The Winchett Dale Inn but he hasn t bargained on the snoffibs the witches the Krettles and all the other glopped up creatures and saztaculous events They leave him no other choice but to begin the hunt to find the Tillian Wand in his most dangerous peffa twizzly and clottabussed adventure yet Get Matlock the Hare gifts here Matlock the Hare and all the saztaculous creatures of Winchett Dale are the creations of award winning author and artist Phil and Jacqui Lovesey Their aim is simple to bring to life a majickal world in pictures and stories through a series of crumlush books and artwork that hopefully bring a little of the Dale s whimsy into our everyday lives Phil is an award winning author including a series of novels for HarperCollins together with numerous short stories that have been published the world over He is also a past winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award Jacqui is an artist and illustrator and it was from her original miniature watercolour artworks that the world of Matlock the Hare and Winchett Dale originated growing by demand into a series of popular handmade adventures and an ever growing series of collectable artworks that she still paints today Want to know more Visit Phil and Jacqui s website at matlockthehare com or follow them on their blog at matlockthehare blogspot co uk And you can find them on Twitter MatlockHare You

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781322871/the-puzzle-of-the-tillian-wand (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - The Alchemist's Legacy
    had been exhaled away Midnight blue frames held together the same lead lined windows now clean and transparent The sign above the shop read in silver letters The Old Sweet Shop The windows teased each passer by with the promise of what lay inside The shop had inhaled a life of vibrancy and anticipation Every adult born of a particular period would be transported back to a place safe and welcoming to a place where their mistakes were yet to be made and their opportunities open ended To every child it was an inviting world of expectations When Niall Roberts and his family move to the sleepy village of Oakhill to open a traditional sweet shop all is not as it first seems within their new home Niall discovers a secret that teases his curiosity leading him to a hidden world full of possibility I S Hassan was born and raised in Bristol Just to make the whole experience a little harder she got married and had her first child whilst still at university After graduating she focused on raising her children It was in and around doing the school run that she would write often completing large sections while

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781323397/the-alchemists-legacy (2016-02-16)
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  • SilverWood Books - The Burning Towers
    staring into the far distance where I can see the towers of a city burning burning What does all that mean Captured by pirates as a small girl Eirene is now slave to the princess Cassandra of Troy Troy was once a peaceful and beautiful city but ever since Queen Helen of Sparta abandoned her husband and daughter for the Trojan prince Paris the Greek armies led by Agamemnon of Mycenae have been waging war on Troy Troy s champion is the dazzling Hector eldest son of King Priam but the Greeks have the great warrior Achilles Who will be victorious The gods have taken sides in this war but they have their own plans too and when Cassandra offends the god Apollo he takes a terrible revenge on her Eirene s position becomes even more difficult She has dreams of fire and destruction but can her devotion to the goddess Athene save her Frances Thomas was born in Wales but has lived in London for most of her life Some years ago she and her historian husband moved to mid Wales She has written many books for adults and children One of her recent children s novels Finding Minerva

    Original URL path: http://www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk/product/9781781323236/the-burning-towers (2016-02-16)
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