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Dragons, knights and a boy who slips through a tear in the fabric of the universe into a fantasy medieval  world …

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Gavin is an ordinary boy with problems like everyone else, when he finds himself in an extraordinary situation and facing the fight of his life.  People are calling him Gawain and sending him on a medieval quest.  How has he found himself on a horse when he has never ridden one before? How come he has a sword in his hand and terrifying creatures bearing down upon him? He seems to have slipped through into another universe. But can he win the battle of Good against Evil, and can he save the land of Unor   ̶   and more importantly, can he save himself?


Gavin lives alone with his mother, his father having left the family home.  He is daily at the mercy of school bullies and has only one true friend: Roly.  One night as he lies awake in bed the clock strikes midnight something draws him to the bedroom window.  Climbing out he finds himself in a time slip, taken to a land of adventure with knights and dragons where he wears armour, wields a sword and everyone calls him Gawain. This pattern follows on subsequent nights and he becomes involved in a quest to save the land of Unor from the evil that stalks the land. A quest only he can achieve.

This book has everything; adventure, magic, heart stopping moments –  a lovely  story beautifully woven. Although a children’s novel I found it a very enjoyable and entertaining read.

For a chance to win a copy click on the rafflecopter link at the bottom of this review,

I would like to thank the author for providing a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.


author photo image 3Julia Ibbotson is an author and academic, and lives in the middle of the English countryside in a renovated Victorian rectory with her husband, an orchard, a kitchen garden and far too many moles. Her four children are now grown up and she has four grandchildren. She was a school teacher for many years, teaching English and Drama, and trying to get kids to read lots and to write stories. She especially enjoyed reading out to her classes books that she loved herself. Then she became a senior university lecturer, researcher and writer. She loves travelling, choral singing, walking, sailing and swimming.

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