These Dark Wings
John Owen Theobald

Ages: 11-14

Book one of The Ravenmaster Trilogy, an atmospheric novel based in the historical Tower of London.

After her mother is killed in the Blitz and her father drowned in the North Sea, 12-year-old Anna Cooper is sent to live with an uncle she has never met - the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London.

Amid the Tower's old secrets and hidden ghosts, the ravens begin to disappear and Anna must brave the war-torn city to find them.

With Nazi forces massing on the other side of the channel, the fate of Britain might be at stake, for an ancient legend foretells that "the Kingdom will fall" if the ravens ever leave the Tower.

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John Owen Theobald

Born and raised in Eastern Canada, John moved to the UK to study the poetry of Keats, and in 2009 received a PhD from the University of St. Andrews. He is a screenwriter as well as novelist and is...

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