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Death of a King
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One of history's most turbulent times comes to life in this adventure novel. 12-year-old Alex sets out on a quest to find his missing parents. An ambitious time-travel novel set in Scotland at the time of William Wallace, Death of a King explores the turbulence of the bloody late-13th century after King Alexander dies without an heir. The country is thrown into chaos and Alex must overcome many obstacles along his path. Full of humour, intrigue, bloodshed, battles and suspense, Death of a King is a rollicking read told by a major voice in historical fiction.
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Born in the Netherlands, Andrew H. Vanderwal was raised in Canada. A partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Andrew H. Vanderwal lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons. His first novel for young adults, The Battle for Duncragglin, was a great critical success. Visit his website at www.duncraggglin.com. The author lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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SHORTLIST The National Chapter of Canada IODE Violet Downey Book Award Praise for "The Battle of Duncragglin," the prequel to this novel, also by Andrew Vanderwal: "This book fills a hole in the historical fiction genre by showcasing Scotland in the Middle Ages. It will appeal to reluctant boy readers with its many battle scenes, descriptions of torture devices, and darkly humorous lines. Fans of the movie "Braveheart" will adore this book. ...an appealing, well-researched adventure." - "School Library Journal"..".The mix between present pain and past events provide the most intriguing aspect of the decisions made by all...." "Kirkus Review" ..". Those looking for headlong adventure featuring a stouthearted lad, a black-hearted villain, scenes of bloody violence, and details of survival techniques will not be disappointed. ..." - "Booklist "..". a rip-roaring adventure story filled with action, humor, and quite a lot of bloodshed, providing a great guy read that should also appeal to fans of historical fiction and fantasy." "VOYA"" Praise for "The Battle of Duncragglin", the prequel to this novel, also by Andrew Vanderwal: "This book fills a hole in the historical fiction genre by showcasing Scotland in the Middle Ages. It will appeal to reluctant boy readers with its many battle scenes, descriptions of torture devices, and darkly humorous lines. Fans of the movie "Braveheart" will adore this book. ...an appealing, well-researched adventure." - "School Library Journal"."..The mix between present pain and past events provide the most intriguing aspect of the decisions made by all...." - "Kirkus Review".".. Those looking for headlong adventure featuring a stouthearted lad, a black-hearted villain, scenes of bloody violence, and details of survival techniques will not be disappointed. ..." - "Booklist ".".. a rip-roaring adventure story filled with action, humor, and quite a lot of bloodshed, providing a great guy read that should also appeal to fans of historical fiction and fantasy." - "VOYA"

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