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Dark Arena: Defenders

Written by Tom Palmer

Part of the Defenders Series

Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Horror / Ghost Stories

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In a nutshell: exciting, contemporary story linking past and present injustices

Seth isn’t like other boys: he can see ghosts. In the second of this new series he is in London staying with his friend Nadiya and her family while his mother undergoes treatment for cancer. Exploring near the hospital, Seth and Nadiya run into a huge crowd of angry ghosts, the spirits of slaves forced by the Romans to build an amphitheatre. As the children work out what’s stirred the ghosts up, disturbing similarities between past and present come to the fore. It’s a typically exciting and involving story from Tom Palmer and, in publisher Barrington Stoke’s Conkers series, is accessible to all readers, no matter their fluency.  ~ Andrea Reece

The Defenders is a spooky new series that combines the thrills of football, history and supernatural sleuthing and marks Tom’s continuing exploration of his passions. He says: “For years I’ve written about my obsessions with football and rugby. Now I am obsessed with history. One thing I always say to children who ask me for advice on becoming an author, is to write about what they are passionate about. That’s what I’m doing now.”

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Dark Arena: Defenders Synopsis

It's meant to be a stress-free holiday in London, but suddenly Seth and Nadiya will need all their skills asDefenders. Ghostly activity is threatening a Premier League club as they build a new stadium on Roman ruins.One worker has already met a grisly death - and many other lives are in danger. The horror of modern injusticeseems to have woken the spirits of the past ...What can the Defenders do to change things?

Action-packed follow-up to Killing Ground in the Defenders series.

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ISBN: 9781781127308
Publication date: 26/07/2017
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781127308
Publication date: 26th July 2017
Author: Tom Palmer
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 112 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Horror / Ghost Stories

About Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer credits articles about football with getting him into reading as a child. He travels all over the UK for events, performing his immensely popular rugby and football reading games to hundreds of children every week. He is the current Writer-in-Residence for the RAF Museums. Tom is also working with the National Literacy Trust on a very high profile football and reading project during the Euro 2016 football tournament. 

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