The Other Side of the Whale Road | By K A Hayton | Spotlight Post | TheWriteReads BlogTour
Today, we are going to take a look at the young adult fiction debut novel, The Other Side of the Whale Road by K A Hayton. This spotlight is a part of TheWriteReads blogtour. So far, most of the reviews have been highly positive and I am looking forward to reading this soon.
Here’s a synopsis of the book :
YOU KNOW HISTORY IS REAL WHEN IT’S RAZOR-SHARP
AND AIMED AT YOUR NECK
THE STORY OF KING EDMUND’S LAST BATTLE WITH THE GREAT HEATHEN ARMY
BROUGHT TO LIFE FOR YOUNG ADULTS
‘The Vikings are better armed than we are. They have long, heavy axes that can take a man’s head from
his shoulder. I know this because I see it happen’
When his mum burns down their house on the Whitehorse estate, sixteen-year-old Joss is sent to live in a
sleepy Suffolk village.
The place is steeped in history, as Joss learns when a bike accident pitches him back more than 1,000 years to
an Anglo-Saxon village. That history also tells him his new friends are in mortal peril from bloodthirsty
invaders. Can he warn their ruler, King Edmund, in time?
And will he ever get home?
That is quite an interesting premise. It promises adventure along with time travel!
About the Author
K.A. HAYTON was born in Lincolnshire and read English at Sheffield University. She lives in Suffolk with
her husband and has two daughters. The idea for The Other Side of the Whale Road came from her study of old
English poetry at university, and from living in a place where Anglo-Saxon history feels very close.