“No enemy may find this place; we hide it in mist and shadow…”
When King Alfred’s great hall is destroyed by the Vikings, the king must flee with his family. But his daughter Aethelflaed knows that hiding in the marshes, far away from the battlefield, is the last thing she wants to do; can she fulfill her destiny and become a warrior princess, a shield maiden?
Flashbacks offer dramatic stories set at key moments in history, perfect for introducing children to historical topics.
About the Author
Stuart Hill is the author of the Icemark series of historical fantasy novels and winner of the inaugural Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize. Published in 18 languages, Stuart visits many schools to talk about his background, his books and being a writer, as well as enthusing about history and learning. Stuart was born and brought up in Leicester where he lives with his partner and their two cats.