A must-have for any Anglo-Saxon library. One day she finds a beautiful, golden horn but her life is turned upside down when a plethora of people, including a very ugly dwarf, suddenly want to capture her. But when a famous Saxon warlord arrives in his village he gets the chance to prove himself for the first time in his life.
The Book of Dreams: Saxon 1 - Pan Macmillan AU
A tour de force of accurate history and epic adventure scenes, this is a really great book for Year 5 and 6 children. Raiders, princesses, cunning men, bandits and kings are the protagonists of exciting adventures set in the Anglo Saxon world.
Anglo Saxon warriors' lives and battles are brought to life vividly in this engrossing story of loyalty and courage. Aethelflaed dreams of becoming a shield maiden, but will she be allowed to fight alongside her brother Edward to help defend her kingdom?
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Frankia AD: Sigwulf, a minor Saxon prince, is saved from execution after his family is slaughtered by the ruthless King Offa of Mercia. Sigwulf is exiled to the Frankish court of King Carolus, the future Charlemagne. He gains the friendship of some - Count Hroudland, Carolus' powerful and ambitious nephew but - mysteriously - several attempts are made on Sigwulf's life. When he obtains a Book of Dreams, a rare text giving understanding to their meaning, he attracts the attention of Carolus himself.
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But the Book proves to be a slippery guide in a world of treachery and double dealing. Sent into Spain to spy on the Saracens, Sigwulf becomes caught between loyalties; either he honours his debt to new friends among the Saracens, or he serves his patron Count Hroudland in his quest for glory, gold and even the Grail itself Tim Severin, explorer, film-maker and lecturer, has made many expeditions, from crossing the Atlantic in a medieval leather boat to going out in search of Moby Dick and Robinson Crusoe.
He has written books about all of them.