Defender of the Realm

Alfie thinks he knows his destiny. As Prince Alfred, heir to the throne of Great Britain, he's fated to become the most disappointing king in the nation's history. Alfie longs for a way to prove himself, but little does he realize that with the throne of England comes an ancient secret. He who wears the crown must protect the country as the legendary hero -- the Defender of the Realm.

Hayley is an ordinary girl, living an ordinary life. She certainly never believed in the mysterious superhero, the Defender. Then, after witnessing a very public battle at the Tower of London, everything is different, and Hayley is left with no doubt. The Defender is real.

Two kids with two very different lives are about to get caught up in a centuries-long battle for the fate of a nation. Monsters and criminals, villains and dragons, together Hayley and Alfie must protect their home at all costs.

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Defender of the Realm: Dark Age

The nation thinks it’s seen the last of the Black Dragon, so Alfie gets busy learning what it means to fill his father’s shoes. But when a band of undead Vikings appears, Alfie, Hayley and the Yeoman Warders must prepare for an epic battle that could plunge the kingdom into a new dark age…

DEFENDER OF THE REALM: DARK AGE was published the 1st June 2017 in the UK.

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Defender of the Realm: King's Army

With the Defender gone, “Lord Protector” Lock and his undead Viking army have taken control of Britain. But Lock serves the ancient plague goddess Hel, and she wants more. Alfie must find the courage to return home, reclaim his powers and face his enemies in a battle that could be the Defender’s last stand.

DEFENDER OF THE REALM: KING'S ARMY is published on the 7th June 2018 in the UK.

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Best-selling authors love it!

Action-packed and unashamedly fun

Derek Landy, ‘Skulduggery Pleasant’

I quite literally couldn't put it down… I love the mix of folklore, history, magic and technology that this AU Britain has. I already can't wait for book 2!

Robin Stevens, ‘The Wells & Wong Mysteries’

Hope it sells a ton!

Anthony Horowitz, ‘Alex Rider’

Go get it Defenders!

Eoin Colfer, 'Artemis Fowl'

Book Launch

Defender of the Realm was launched at Waterstone’s flagship London branch in Piccadilly at the end of March. Guests included Chris Skaife, the real Ravenmaster from the Tower of London and we even got to destroy a Black Dragon piñata with sceptres . It was a fantastic night and we’d like to thank everyone for coming!

© Photo by Sarah Weal
© Photo by Sarah Weal

Chris Skaife, the real life Master Raven Keeper of the Tower of London, is a huge fan of our book!

Look out for Chris’ fictional counterpart’s cameo in Defender of the Realm. Thanks so much to Chris (as well as Merlina the Raven) for these photographs.

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