Sunday, 31 July 2016

Intrigue at the Castle

Intrigue at the Castle is the latest children's historical novel by Barbara Robertson.

The children enjoyed their previous ninth century Viking adventure and now they are suitable refreshed and eager for a second return into history.

Harriet, Jake and Matthew are again visiting their grandmother for the Christmas holidays and the visit the normally unassuming and decidedly unadventurous Ulfsthwaite Christmas Market when they suddenly find themselves propelled backward through time for another time travelling adventure!

This time the trio of adventurous children find themselves back to the year 1388.

They learn that it will be their task to foil a monstrous plot that is aimed at bringing disgrace and ruination upon the Lord of the manor, Duke Leofrik and of his entire family, too!

What of evil Duke Edmund and his vile and villainous family? Will their plan to  kill with poison the hunting dogs of Baron Rulf?

What about the jousting armour of the Duke's Knights? Will that be sabotaged, putting the Knights in danger of injury or even death?

Is it possible that Duke Edmund might be able to take the title of Lord of Ormsthorpe Castle away from Baron Rulf?

All of those might well have occurred those 630 years ago, had it not been for the intervention of our young and daring time travelling children!

But can they possibly win against the wicked and sinister machinations of their enemies in the Middle Ages?

The book also has some excellent line drawings and as well as being an exciting read it is also historically accurate so is a book that will educate as well as entertain.

It is available from the That's Books and Entertainment bookshop which you will locate to the right of this review,

It is published in hardback by The Book Guild at £9.99.

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