‘Defender of the Realm’ by Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler

Alfie is just a normal boy who spends most of his time trying to escape from ‘prison’ (aka the illustrious Harrow School.)  Normal, that is, except for the fact that the clumsy fourteen-year-old is next in line for the throne and his every move is watched by his personal bodyguard, Brian.

At the same time as Alfie’s attempted breakouts, a much greater problem is brewing.  Unbeknownst to him, a centuries old battle is raging around him.  The Black Dragon’s power is growing and the Defender (a legendary superhero that nobody has ever seen) is trying to protect his people.

Little does Alfie know that this fearsome duty will soon be passed on to him.  Can he, and his new-found sidekick Hayley Hicks, stop the Black Dragon before it’s too late?

Defender of the Realm

This book is sure to appeal to young lovers of science fiction with just the right balance of thrilling action, mortal peril and heroic rescues.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this witty tale of what really goes on behind closed doors in the Royal Family. Secret passageways, roller-coaster carriages and hidden combat arenas. Who knew they worked so hard?

A clever mix of history and high-tech,  the Royals have never seemed so cool.

If you’d like to read the opening, watch interviews with the authors or enter a competition, visit here: https://www.swapit.co.uk/earn/defender

I’m so pleased to have been invited to take part in the blog tour for the excellent ‘Defender of the Realm,’ published by Scholastic. Thank you so much for my copy of the book.

You can find further reviews and interviews by visiting one of the other fab blogs participating in the tour.

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