Heroes: Blood Oath : 9780435046057

Heroes: Blood Oath

Priestley, Chris
Published by
Pearson United Kingdom
Available on demand
Title type
Roman Britain, north of Hadrian's Wall, 180 AD. A teenage boy has witnessed the killing of his father by a savage warrior from a rival tribe. Blind with rage and grief he swears vengeance. When the chance comes to train as a Roman legionary he jumps at it, desperate to learn. He is a natural fighter, but can he acquire the self-control he will need to become a true warrior and defeat his sworn enemy? And just how far will his conscience allow him to take the fight against the tribe?
Author biography

Chris Priestley has been a cartoonist and illustrator for many years, working mainly for magazines and newspapers. He currently has a weekly strip cartoon called 'Payne's Grey' in the New Statesman.

Chris has been a published author since 2000. He has written several books for children, both fiction and non-fiction. Death and the Arrow was shortlisted for a Mystery Writer's of America 'Edgar' award in the US in 2004, and Redwulf's Curse won the Lancashire Fantastic Book Award in 2006.

Ever since he was a teenager Chris has loved unsettling and creepy stories, with fond memories of buying comics like Strange Tales and House of Mystery, watching classic BBC TV adaptations of M R James ghost stories every Christmas and reading assorted weirdness by everyone from Edgar Allen Poe to Ray Bradbury.

Target audience
Suitable for year 8 students
Series overview
Created with series editor Frank Cottrell Boyce, HEROES is a series of short, accessible original fiction novels and plays that teenage boys and girls will love. Perfect whole-class readers! The series expertly weaves captivating fiction with state-of-the-art digital teaching resources to inspire even the most reluctant reader.