Knights of the Borrowed Dark
Written by Dave Rudden
Part of the Knights of the Borrowed Dark Series
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One of our Books of the Year 2016 | April 2016 Book of the Month Move over Harry Potter, there’s a new orphan on the block, ready to take on monsters and stand up for what’s right and decent. Until he’s 13, Denizen Hardwick (full marks to the author for the name!) has led a pretty miserable life in the gloomy Crosscaper Orphanage. A sceptic, Denizen is not expecting to be summoned to spend time with the aunt he never knew he had, but more surprises are instore: his aunt is part of a team of knights responsible for protecting the world from monsters, and Denizen is expected to sign up with them too. Oozing atmosphere, peppered with humour and featuring some real edge-of-the-seat moments (one starring Denizen’s friend Simon is particularly scary) this is excellent fantasy adventure and distinguished by fine, intelligent writing.
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- Max Perner, age 9 - 'If you like mysterious books with monsters and magic this read is for you. A page turning thriller with a touch of quick witted, quirky humour and twists to keep your head spinning.'
- Edward Bailey, age 11 - 'Dave Rudden has created a story that instead of helping you get to sleep, it will keep you up all night!'
- Alex Nicholson, age 9 - 'An absolutely awesome fantasy book - a real page turner with lots of twists and turns that keep you in suspense and continue the mystery until the very end.'
- Cally Evans, age 9 - 'This book is a brilliant addition to any bookshelf...So read it!'
- Emily Lonsdale, age 10 - 'A very funny, original story line.'
- Adam Connelly, age 10 - 'A good book with a lot of twists and turns. Worth a read.'
Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden
Grey placed his finger in the middle of the shadow. 'What's this?' he asked. Denizen frowned. 'It's a shadow.' 'No, it isn't,' Grey said. 'It's a door.'
Denizen Hardwick doesn't believe in magic - until he's ambushed by a monster created from shadows and sees it destroyed by a word made of sunlight. That kind of thing can really change your perspective. Now Denizen is about to discover that there's a world beyond the one he knows. A world of living darkness where an unseen enemy awaits. Fortunately for humanity, between us and the shadows stand the Knights of the Borrowed Dark. Unfortunately for Denizen, he's one of them...
About the Author
Interest Age: From 9
More books by Dave Rudden
Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
7th April 2016
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