Young George is suspicious when his unloving father announces that he
will be a squire to King Richard III. It is not long before he finds
out that he is really a hostage to guarantee his father's loyalty to
the king. After one failed escape attempt, George believes his tragic
fate to be sealed. He isn't counting on the heroics of his faithful
servant, Robin, who shows he will do anything to protect his young
master. The king's allies are not so loyal and the future of England is
about to change forever.
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 140 fiction and non-fiction books, which have
been published in 32 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 10th anniversary in 2003, having sold 10 million copies worldwide
and been adapted as television animations, theatre tours and museum
exhibitions. Terry Deary was voted "Outstanding children’s non-fiction
author of the 20th Century" by Books for Keeps magazine.