It's tough being a peasant in Saxon Britain. The taxes are too high, there are bandits everywhere, and rabbit porridge for dinner every night. Even worse, now the local thane, Lord Ethelbert, is plotting to take King Offa's throne, and the villagers are caught in the crossfire.
Can clever young Marian keep the peace? More importantly, can she keep her head?
Join master storyteller Terry Deary for a trip back in time to Saxon times and an exciting adventure.
Book band: Grey
Ideal for ages: 8+
Terry Deary began his writing career with fiction for A&C Black. He is now author of over 200 fiction and non-fiction books, which have been published in 40 languages. His historical fiction for older children, Tudor Terror, has been praised as "a marvellous blend of fact and fiction" (School Librarian). His non-fiction has been consistently in the best-seller lists since 1994. His Horrible Histories celebrated their 15th anniversary in 2008, having sold over 25 million copies worldwide and been adapted as television series, theatre tours and museum exhibitions. Terry Deary was voted "Outstanding Children's Non-Fiction Author of the 20th Century" by Books for Keeps magazine.