These Dark Wings by John Owen TheobaldThese Dark Wings by John Owen Theobald

These Dark Wings

byJohn Owen Theobald

Paperback | October 1, 2016

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After her mother is killed in the Blitz and her father 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 Britain will fall if the ravens ever leave the Tower.
John Owen Theobald was born in Eastern Canada, moved to the UK to study the poetry of Keats, and in 2009 received a PhD from the University of St Andrews. As a screenwriter, John has written several short films. His first feature screenplay, Chosen, received an Honourable Mention in the UK Film Festival and was an Official Finalist at ...
Title:These Dark WingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.8 inPublished:October 1, 2016Publisher:HEAD OF ZEUSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1784974366

ISBN - 13:9781784974367

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good start to the series This book reminded me of the type of historical fiction I would have read in middle school/high school. As the first book in the trilogy, it does well establishing the characters of Anna and Timothy and describing the setting of the Tower of London and the Blitz. It does take awhile to get into the story, but the pace picks up and the ending is a nice cliff-hanger for the second book (which I highly recommend!).
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Great novel set in the Tower of London during the Blitz - hard to put down, keeps you guessing until the end.
Date published: 2017-01-30

Editorial Reviews

"This gentle book will gradually draw you in and have you looking forward to the next in the trilogy." —Eyes on World Culture