Cristina is just a frightened servant girl who works in the palace.
Until, that is, she gets tangled up in a cunning plot. She will be
crucial in the success of the great knight El Cid's last battle and the
safety of the entire city against the attacking Berbers. She will have
to find new depths of courage to play her part.
An unusual tale, based on a real medieval knight, this story is full of Terry Deary's dark humour and dry wit.
Terry Deary began his writing career with fiction for A&C Black. He is now author of over 200 fiction and non-fiction books, which have been published in 40 languages. His historical fiction for older children Tudor Terror has been praised as "a marvellous blend of fact and fiction" (School Librarian). His non-fiction has been consistently in the best-seller lists since 1994. His Horrible Histories celebrated their 15th anniversary in 2008, having sold over 25 million copies worldwide and been adapted as television series, theatre tours and museum exhibitions. Terry Deary was voted "Outstanding children's non-fiction author of the 20th Century" by Books for Keeps magazine.
Helen Flook was born in Wales, lived in Canada, and is now resident once again in Abergwyngregyn, Wales. She has illustrated hundreds of children's books both in the UK and North America, and tends to work with acrylic inks or pen and ink. Helen is A & C Black's resident illustrator for the Terry Deary's Tales books.