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Stuart Hill - Author

About the Author

Stuart Hill was born in Leicester, in the East Midlands of England, where he still lives today. He has worked as a teacher and an archaeologist, and now balances life as both a bookseller and a writer. The Cry of the Icemark was his first novel.

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Other books by Stuart Hill

Richard III: The Young Prince (new edition)

Richard III: The Young Prince (new edition)

Author: Stuart Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

I Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There... Richard III: The Young Prince tells the thrilling story of England's last Plantagenet king in his youth. Amazing black-and-white illustrations throughout bring the story to life! Brilliantly reimagined, readers aged 7+ will love this vivid first-hand account of a child's experience of knights, castle life and an exciting battle.

Viking Invasion

Viking Invasion

Author: Stuart Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

I Was There... is a perfect introduction for younger readers into stories from the past, allowing children to imagine that they were really there. I Was There... Viking Invasion is an exciting account of a young boy helping to defend his village against fearsome Viking invaders. Amazing black-and-white illustrations throughout bring the story to life! Brilliantly reimagined, readers aged 7+ will love this vivid first-hand account of a child's experience of the Vikings.

The Cry of the Icemark (2019 reissue)

The Cry of the Icemark (2019 reissue)

Author: Stuart Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2019

The first thrilling fantasy novel in Stuart Hill's acclaimed ICEMARK series: magnificent, steely-edged and epic! When her father dies nobly in battle, fourteen-year-old Thirrin becomes Queen of the Icemark, a tiny kingdom for ever caught between dangerous neighbours. Thirrin must raise an army to protect her people from seemingly invincible Imperial invaders. Her search for allies takes her beyond her northern borders, to former enemies in the Land-of-the-Ghosts and onwards to the frozen Hub ofthe World. But can she save her kingdom? '[A] dazzlingly confident debut about power and personal discovery' THETIMES 'A wonderful, swashbuckling read and an exceptional debut.' BOOKS FOR KEEPS

The First King of England: The Story of Athelstan

The First King of England: The Story of Athelstan

Author: Stuart Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

The Saxon King Athelstan is trying to unite the kingdom of England for the first time, aided by his body-servant Edwin, the son of a shoemaker. Written by bestselling author, Stuart Hill, this exciting adventure story is perfect for fans of historical fiction and will have readers gripped from start to finish. After getting into a brawl with Athelstan the future king of England, fourteen-year-old Edwin certainly does not expect to become his body-servant. Now, Edwin sleeps in Athelstan's room, fights with him side-by-side in battle and, most importantly, becomes his close friend and companion. But as tensions between the warring kingdom grow and power shifts over the years, Edwin must protect Athelstan with his life in the fight to unite England. But will Athelstan and his Saxon army succeed against the Scots, the Vikings of Dublin and the Welsh of Strathclyde? This thrilling, dramatic tale is packed with great characters and insight into the world of Saxon Britain. The Flashbacks series offers dramatic stories set in key moments of history, perfect for introducing children to historical topics.

Shield Maiden

Shield Maiden

Author: Stuart Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

The story of King Alfred's daughter Aetheflaed the King battles the Vikings. The gripping story of King Alfred's daughter Aethelflaed brings the Key Stage 2 history curriculum to life. Perfect for fans of historical adventure. When King Alfred's great hall is destroyed by the Vikings, the king must flee with his family. But his daughter Aethelflaed knows that hiding in the marshes, far away from the battlefield, is the last thing she wants to do; can she fulfill her destiny and become a warrior princess, a shield maiden? Flashbacks offer dramatic stories set at key moments in history, perfect for introducing children to historical topics.

Fire! Fire!

Fire! Fire!

Author: Stuart Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Fire! Fire! tells the story of a young boy trapped in London as the Great Fire takes hold. 350 years since fire swept through the city in 1666, this gripping first-hand account is perfect for children studying the Great Fire at school. An exciting story - perfect for readers interested in the history of London.

Cry of the Icemark

Cry of the Icemark

Author: Stuart Hill Format: eBook Release Date: 06/06/2013

After her father, King Redrought, dies in battle, Thirrin, the new young Queen of the Icemark, must use her ingenuity to protect her tiny kingdom from Imperial invaders. Unlikely allies must be made of vampires, werewolves, witches and snow leopards to save her people.

The Prince of the Icemark

The Prince of the Icemark

Author: Stuart Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

When his brother, the King, is killed in battle, Prince Redrought must rally his people and learn to defend the tiny country against supernatural invaders - werewolves, vampires and zombies. Redrought must take the fight to enemy territory, The-Land-of-the-Ghosts, and it's there he will fall or stand for ever in the legends of the Icemark as King Redrought Athelstan Strong-in-the-Arm Lindenshield, Bear of the North.

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