The evil Baron Fulke has devised a terrible sport. His nephew Ranulph, the rightful heir to his dead fatherâ€™s northern possessions, is to be hunted to death. Ranulph journeys south, danger always at his heels.
Our fast-maturing hero has an agonising decision to make â€“ should he return north to claim his feudal inheritance or choose instead to embrace the excitements and uncertainties of an age still struggling to be born?
David Johns is the pseudonym of two collaborators, David Arscott and David Marl.
Arscott has more than 30 books on Sussex themes to his name, is a former newspaper journalist and BBC producer and is involved in media training in the UK and abroad. Marl, a former teacher, is an art lecturer and a non-stipendiary Church of England vicar.
Their Eye and Blade Trilogy is currently in preparation.
'This is an exciting and very fast-moving story set in Medieval England. The background to the story is well-researched with an authentic medieval milieu and fascinating characters . . . a compulsive read for KS2 and KS3 readers who are interested in the historical and social setting of the 14th century.â€™ Ann Trevenen Jenkin - The School Librarian