“There are no safe paths in this part of the world. Remember you are over the Edge of the Wild now, and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
Daniel is an 11-year-old boy who lives with his mum Zoë and sister Rachel in a small village called Closeburn.
His father left them before he was old enough to remember him.
Daniel likes to read during boring lessons.
He and his friends are bullied at school by a boy called Mark and his gang.
Sometimes Daniel is hasty and lets anger get the better of him but he is also intelligent and curious.
One ordinary night of homework and bribes to eat cabbage turns so extraordinary it changes his life forever.
Daniel is the main character of the Altinor trilogy. Read the beginning of his adventures in the first of the Altinor trilogy, Closeburn Crossing.
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The Road to Little Dribbling is on my ‘to read’ list. Loved Notes from a Small Island.
“Smaug the Chiefest and Greatest of Calamities” bringing tea and flowers to the town is my favourite.
Scouring my writing for either phrase …
So excited about this … First a BBC TV series adapting the original trilogy is in the works, now new books announced, The Book of Dust trilogy!!
Pyramids by Terry Pratchett arrived in the post. Looking forward to going back into the mad and funny Discworld … Remember getting into Discworld books from 11, the same age as my first book’s main character, Daniel. Never read books as fun as them.
“The Kraken stirs. And ten billion sushi dinners cry out for vengeance.”
― Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch