Bookzilla Book of the Month: The Whistlers in the Dark by Victoria Williamson

Competition type: Children's and Young Adult

Start date: 01 November 2023, 09:00

Closing date: 30 November 2023, 17:00

Genre: Fiction, History, Scotland
Age group: 9-11, 12-14
Topics: Competitions

We have five copies of The Whistlers in the Dark by Victoria Williamson to be won, thanks to our friends at Scotland Street Press! All you need to do is answer the question at the bottom of the page. Entries close on Thursday 30 November at midnight. All entrants must reside in the UK and full terms and conditions(this link will open in a new window) apply.

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About The Whistlers in the Dark

The year is 158 AD, and Scotland is divided. A Roman legion has invaded and occupied land belonging to the Damnonii tribe, and twelve-year-old Jinny has a personal vendetta against the oppressive 'metal men' on the other side of the wall. But as she puts her revenge plan into action, things start to spiral out of control. Headstrong Jinny awakens an ancient legend that theatens to bring destruction down on them all... Only she and Felix, a young, aspiring soldier from the Roman camp, have the power to put things right. Can they put their differences aside - before it's too late?

The Whistlers in the Dark is a wonderfully atmospheric novel that will captivate readers and transport them through time, right into the middle of the Damnonii homeland where the veil between magic and reality is paper-thin. The book also offers a fascinating insight into life as part of a tribe in 2nd century Scotland. History, magic and folklore come together with endearing protagonists against a backdrop of the wild Scottish landscape to create the perfect autumnal middle-grade read.

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