Knights of the Borrowed Dark (#1)

Author(s): Dave Rudden

Middle Fiction (8-12)

The first book in a new series about an orphan boy who discovers he is part of a secret army that protects the world from a race of shadowy monsters.

Grey placed his finger in the middle of the shadow. 'What's this?' he asked. Denizen frowned. 'It's a shadow.' 'No, it isn't,' Grey said. 'It's a door.'

Denizen Hardwick doesn't believe in magic - until he's ambushed by a monster created from shadows and sees it destroyed by a word made of sunlight. That kind of thing can really change your perspective.

Now Denizen is about to discover that there's a world beyond the one he knows. A world of living darkness where an unseen enemy awaits. Fortunately for humanity, between us and the shadows stand the Knights of the Borrowed Dark. Unfortunately for Denizen, he's one of them...

Review by Olivia:

Light shadowed over me as I opened the book for the first time. It whisked me out of reality and into the story as if I was right there with Denizen the main character.

On the first night I found my own mouth watering as they crept into the bakery of the orphanage and oh when the shock came over me as Denizen had to leave to see his Aunty.

His Aunty shares with him a magical secret that compels him into a world adventuring through darkness to meet his destiny and conquer his nightmares. 

It made me want to beg for the clocks to stop so I could read and read and read!

To sum it up it's a lovely ,frightening and dramatic book. With Denizen in the orphanage then fighting shadows it's a great story!


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Product Information

Dave Rudden enjoys cats, adventure and being cruel to fictional children. The Knights of the Borrowed Dark is his first novel.

General Fields

  • : 9780141356600
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Puffin
  • : February 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 368
  • : Paperback
  • : Dave Rudden