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The Warrior in the Mist

The invaders are coming. The battle is about to begin.

Paperback (216pp)
  • Paperback £6.99
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The Warrior in the Mist is the latest novel from Ruth Eastham, award-winning author of The Memory Cage and The Messenger Bird. 

'A thrilling page turner.' – Gill Lewis, author of Sky Hawk and White Dolphin

Their bodies flickered strangely – transparent, blueish, as if they were made of flames. With a jolt, he realised that they were fading. Time was running out.

Who are the phantom girls? What do they want with Aidan?

Aidan’s village is under siege. A fracking company has moved on to the land.

Once drilling is complete, the paddocks looked after by Aidan’s family will be gone, along with his home and the horse he loves.

Aidan and his best friends Emmi and Jon have one last hope.
Legend has it that the warrior queen Boudicca is buried close by.
If only they can find the tomb … prove this is the site of her last great battle against Roman invaders …

As the mists of time separating ancient history from present day swirl and fade, Aidan must face a deadly enemy. He must fight to uncover the truth of the ghostly sisters, before it is too late.

Ruth Eastham is an award-winning author from the UK. Her debut novel, The Memory Cage, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, and won the Inspiration Book Award. Teachers voted it best story in the UK Literacy Association Book Award, and it won and was shortlisted for many other regional prizes. The Memory Cage was also nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal. Her second book, The Messenger Bird, won and was shortlisted for many local authority book prizes and its Enigma Code themes made it a featured book at the famous Bletchley Park. Ruth is a popular speaker in schools, in the UK and abroad, fascinating children with the real life mysteries and dramas behind these and her other books: Arrowhead, The Jaguar Trials and, her latest novel, The Warrior in the Mist. Ruth has lived in New Zealand, Australia and Italy and has two daughters.

  • Title: The Warrior in the Mist
  • Author: Ruth Eastham
  • Imprint: Shrine Bell
  • ISBN: 978-1-911342-38-0
  • Rights: UK & Commonwealth (English language)
  • Publication date: 7 September 2017
  • Edition: First
  • Size: 198mm x 129mm
  • Extent: 216pp
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Weight: 200g
  • Retail price: £6.99

Also available as an ebook:

  • Imprint: Shrine Bell
  • ISBN: 978-1-911342-39-7
  • Publication date: 7 September 2017
  • Price: £6.99

‘What I like in Ruth’s stories is that the young people who end up doing what they have to do, are so nice. By which I mean there is none of the hostile quarrels or scheming that so often goes with groups of teenagers. These young people simply get on with what has to be done. And in this book it’s finding Boudicca and her two daughters.’
– The Bookwitch

‘It's a gripping, eventful read, and will no doubt attract the attention of all good school librarians.’
– The Book Bag

'I loved this book because it was a combination of modern times and roman times. Modern day schoolboy Aidan, lives where the ancient battle of Queen Boudicca took place with the romans many centuries before. Aidan must find Queen Boudicca's lost tomb to stop the fracking that doomed to start near his village. This book is action packed and easy to read.'
– Toppsta reviewer

‘I liked the theme of protecting the environment which ran throughout the story and the battle between the destruction versus the preservation of the land. It's unusual to see something like this featured in a book for teenagers, so it was quite a refreshing change.’
– A Dream of Books

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