Topher is planning a trip to London to visit his friend Ellie - but there have been bomb threats, which makes him worry.
What's more, his beloved cat, Ka, has going travelling again. Topher doesn't want to lose her. And sure enough, in the middle of a big bomb alert, Topher is called away - to a Saxon village threatened by Norsemen. Now he must get the villagers to heed his warning and foil the aggressors led by the terrifying Viking, Ingwar the Boneless, infamous for his cruelty and devious tricks. Can Topher save the village in time?
Julia Jarman has written over 80 books for children. She lives near Bedford with her husband and has three grown-up children. She has been a schoolteacher and journalist but she now devotes a lot of time to school and library visits to talk to children about writing.
Jarman writes in an engaging manner revealing an exciting slant to history and Viking Terror is no exception. She strikes balance between action, with plenty of lively battle scenes, and character development . . . This is an enjoyable read for confident younger readers