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Timecast: The Age of Bronze

Demons of Dunkirk Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
ISBN: 9781906132460
UK £7.99
Format: 198mm x 129mm

BISAC Code: JUV002050, JUV016020


A boy and a girl wake up within a stone circle and their minds are blank. They find themselves about to be sacrificed by a Bronze Age tribe. Then the mysterious Foreseer arrives and saves them. He tells them that before they can return home to their own time, they have to steal an artifact from the vicious Beaker Tribe and restore a stone circle to its former glory. Will they succeed? Or will they be cast in Bronze forever? Find out in the new adventure by Paul Nolan.

"A flock of ravens flew above us. They moved at the same speed as us as if they were part of the procession. More and more people joined us. Some walked along the high banks to get a good view. Many were chanting or singing. I saw the little girl who had been saved from the arrows. She wasn't chanting or singing.
"We've" only been here one day, said the girl lying beside me. "How can it be our fault that the sun hasn't shone for weeks?"
"Is that what they're singing?" I asked.
She nodded. "They're going to burn the clouds away so the sun can come out."
"How are they going to do that?" I said.
I didn't have to wait long to find out. Standing in the circle, beside a huge, fallen stone, was the last person I wanted to see. Ecron was dressed in a bloodstained cloth and was holding a long, bronze dagger. A mighty fire was blazing and crackling behind her.
"They're going to burn us. That's the quickest way to reach the gods," the girl explained. "But don't worry. It won't hurt."

About Paul Nolan's other books say:
'This is an unputdownable adventure story woven around the evacuation at Dunkirk and then the D-Day landings but from a different angle in that the boy in the story is a conscientious objector but can the help he brings to Dunkirk lay his demons to rest? Packed with historical facts but written as fiction this is a great aid to pupils studying WW2 but also a thrilling read and a crucial reminder to children today of what their ancestors did in preventing what would have resulted in an entirely different country had the UK been invaded by the Nazis.'
Love Reading For Kids

The most heart-breaking part is when he has to leave behind a three legged dog called Hopper. The bit I liked the best was when they freed the man from underneath the plane. I would recommend this book to people who like war stories. Angel, Year 6 (11 years old)

Demons of Dunkirk is an emotional perspective of the evacuation of Dunkirk during WW2. This book is about a boy named Charlie who is only 14 years old, yet goes to war. Charlie has a traumatic time because everyone he meets at war dies or disappears from his life in some way. I would highly recommend this book to people who love tear-jerking stories, or tales of war. Paul Nolan has written an amazing demonstration of what it was like to be a soldier in WW2 and what it would be like to be in the soldier's shoes.
Georgia - Year 6 (11 years old)

'Nolan's clearly expressed, yet evocative writing creates a fast paced, exhilarating story for the reader, and to the very last page, presents a sincere tale of hardship and heroism.'

About the author
English teacher Paul Nolan left the
classroom behind to write historical fiction.
He lives near Winchester with his two sons. Paul says:
"Whilst researching a history lesson on the Dunkirk evacuations, I stumbled upon the amazing story of Charles Lightoller, the most senior surviving crewmember of the Titanic. Many had labeled him as a coward, and over the years that followed he was racked by guilt. This story of redemption really resonated with the children I was teaching. It
inspired the idea of a WW 1 Conscientious Objector, restoring his reputation by assisting in the Dunkirk evacuation. I wanted
the story to be told through the eyes of a
child and that's where Charlie Jones (the
central character in of Demons of Dunkirk)
comes in.'