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The Savage Kingdom

Written by Simon David Eden

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July 2014 Debut of the Month An epic fantasy adventure about loyalty, courage, hope, survival... and the awesome power of nature. Michelle Paver meets Michael Morpurgo meets Homeward Bound in this unforgettable story between a girl and her cat.

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  • Isobel Allan, age 10 - 'A thought provoking, clever story that I will definitely read again and would recommend to others.' Read full review >
  • Jack Saddler, age 9 - 'This book was slow to start but once it got going I couldn't put it down.  I loved the storyline.  It was different from anything else I have read and the descriptions of the animals were amazing!' Read full review >
  • Liam, age 12 - 'The Savage Kingdom was a very good book.  I liked this book so much that I could not stop talking about it to everyone.' Read full review >
  • Callum Broomfield, age 10 - 'This is a great read...filled with surprises at every turn.... It’s surprising that it all fits in one thrilling book.' Read full review >
  • Sam Harper, age 10 - 'The animals are rebelling. They’ve had enough of human’s pollution and destruction of the planet and have declared war on mankind. If you like exciting animal adventures, you’ll love this. Fantastic! Read full review >


The Savage Kingdom by Simon David Eden

Everyone has the potential to change the world, but some are born to do it When Drue's beloved cat Will-C goes missing, she's unaware that his disappearance is the start of the greatest global conflict the world has ever known. The animal kingdom has declared war on mankind, and now domesticated creatures must choose who to fight for: Man or Beast. Cast into a world full of danger, but determined to rescue Will-C and bring him home, Drue starts out on a quest and makes an astonishing discovery: an ancient tribe of shape-shifters, who have lived in the shadows since the dawn of time, are about to play a key role in shaping the future - but can they save mankind? And what role is Drue herself about to play?

About the Author

Simon David Eden

Simon David Eden a graduate of the Royal College of Art, Simon has written screenplays for film and award-winning television drama. He has also worked as a lyricist, lecturer, designer and playwright. This is his first fiction novel.

A Q&A with Simon David Eden

Q. Education

A. I was expelled from my first senior school for failing to attend. The local woods and wildlife were a lot more friendly and interesting! I was then sent to Moulsecoomb School - on the (then) notorious council estate where I lived. It was pretty wild. Wood chisels were thrown, a class was set on fire, there were bare-knuckle fights pretty much every day, and that was just the girls! In my mid-twenties I earned a scholarship to study film at the Royal College of Art. Still proud of my MA Distinction and grateful to Prof. Dick Ross for taking a leap of faith.

‘Cool’, and ¿dígame? – the latter I picked up while living in Mallorca. It’s what the locals say when they answer the phone. Literally: Tell me, speak to me. I use it everywhere but on the phone.

Spiderman; Santiago in Coelho’s ‘The Alchemist’; Terry Malloy in Budd Shulberg’s ‘On the Waterfront’; Oskar in Jonathan Safran Foer’s ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’. All flawed, all trying to find themselves while struggling with weighty moral dilemmas.

H Mortimer Batten, Paulo Coelho, Lewis Carroll, Jonathan Carroll, J K Rowling, Hans Christian Andersen, Stan Lee, Raymond Carver, Betty Smith, the poet Rumi, I could go on…

Write from the heart-mind. (see The Savage Kingdom for more detail!)

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384 pages
Interest Age: From 10


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

17th July 2014




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