This series of books is based on altercations between two families over the years. I have completed a trilogy of unpublished work, which I am editing (more stories are in the back of my mind). The target audience is 10 to 13 year olds.
Book 1 – “Ned” is a tale in the Medieval times about the importance of never giving up. The blurb reads: “In the long distant past, Ned lives with his family in a forest. He has a disagreement with a gang of bullies in a nearby village which sparks a long-standing grudge. Ned gets into trouble with some enemy soldiers and is taken away to their fortress town. He is sold into slavery, but escapes to the wilderness. Can Ned outwit the heavily-armed troop of warriors hunting him down?” It is about 40,000 words long.
Book 2 – “Snook” is set in a modern-day village and focusses on a confrontational situation. It shows what can happen when victims of bullying believe in themselves. Here’s the blurb: “High-society looks down on local misfits in an upmarket village. Amongst the snobbery and gossiping, two families are about to go head-to-head. One has a foolishly pea-brained plan to intimidate its way into a position of respect and the other looks like an easy target. Can the underdogs stand up to the bullies?” It is just over 20,000 words long.
Book 3 – “Resist” has the same village as the setting, but this is in the near future. Most of the previous characters flow into this story. Despite the dystopian circumstances, hope glimmers in the face of adversity. The blurb is: “With the country in crisis, a cruel twist of fate ensures one person’s rise to control Snookington Village. Revenge is top of his agenda. But has he got what it takes to finish an age-old grudge?” It is approaching 50,000 words long.