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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.
Characteristic of Stuart Hill’s writing is the lively storytelling and wild fantasy that brings to the reader an utterly compelling read. Last Battle of the Icemark is the extraordinary finale to the Icemark trilogy that began with his award-winning debut, Cry of the Icemark and continued in Blade of Fire. Fans of the Icemark titles or those new to the author will love it in equal measure.
The second in the Icemark Chronicles picking up 20 years after The Cry of the Icemark with new generations of allies and enemies taking on unfinished battles for the Icemark. This very original and at times quirky novel of power and personal discovery has the incredible ability of grabbing you by the throat and capturing you until you’ve turned the last page. Last Battle of the Icemark is the finale to the trilogy.
In a fantastically well-imagined ice-bound world, fourteen year old Thirrin is made Queen of Icemark after her father has been killed in battle. To keep her tiny kingdom safe, Thirrin must defend the country against a ferocious invasion helped by an unusual crew of allies including Wolf folk and Snow leopards and her very special friends, Oskan. An exciting adventure in a frozen world. Blade of Fire and Last Battle of the Icemark are two more titles in the series.
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.
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 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 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.
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! 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.
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.
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.