By Andrew H. Vanderwal

One among history's such a lot turbulent occasions comes dramatically to existence during this massive, huge experience novel. Twelve-year-old Alex, decided to resolve his parents' disappearance, units out on a quest to discover them. An bold time-travel novel set in Scotland on the time of William Wallace, Death of a King explores the turbulence of the bloody overdue 13th century after King Alexander dies on his technique to Kinghorn with no leaving an inheritor to the throne. the rustic is thrown into chaos, and Alex needs to triumph over many hindrances alongside his course. jam-packed with humour, intrigue, bloodshed, battles, and suspense, Death of a King is a rollicking learn instructed by way of a tremendous voice in ancient fiction.

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Alek heard the wooden rasp of a drawer sliding open. His heart raced. None of the servants would dare steal from him! But what if the intruder were something worse than a thief? His father’s warnings echoed in his ears… . You have had enemies from the day you were born. A bell cord hung next to his bed, but his parents’ rooms were empty. With Father and his bodyguard in Sarajevo, the closest sentries were quartered at the other end of the trophy hall, fifty meters away. Alek slid one hand under his pillow, until his fingers touched the cold steel of his hunting knife.

Count Volger crouched next to the command chair. He stared out the window alongside Alek, his voice dropping to a whisper. “Emperor Franz Joseph is eighty-three years old. ” Alek closed his eyes again. The red-tinged forest outside was too bleak to stare at anymore. A patch of uneven ground set the cabin shuddering, as if the world were unsteady in its path around the sun. ” “Not until we can be sure it’s safe, young master,” said Otto Klopp. ” Volger cried. Aleksandar looked up at him in shock.

Her six huge legs moved unhurriedly, but men scurried like ants across the gun deck, raising signal flags and manning the turrets. S. Beowulf. Alek watched a massive foot plant itself upon the forest floor. Long seconds later another tremor arrived, rippling across the trees around them and up through the Stormwalker’s metal frame. As the next step fell, a distant treetop flailed and then vanished, torn down by the giant walker’s stride. The red and black stripes of the Kaiser’s Landforce Jack flew from her spar deck, whipping in the breeze.

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