Killing Ground (Defender #1) (IA8-12)
Everyone is freaked out when circles of scorched earth start appearing in Halifax - on the moors, the parks and even the football pitches. Seth is most disturbed of all - he sees the shadows of the past. But when he looks into a Viking's murderous eyes and smells the stink of burning flesh, Seth knows he must stop this cycle of supernatural suffering. With his friend Nadiya, can he discover the dark history behind the forces attacking their town?
Tom Palmer is originally from Leeds and credits articles about football with getting him into reading as a child. As well as writing the top selling Football Academy and Foul Play series (Puffin), he has also written many books for Barrington Stoke including Over the Line, Ghost Stadium, Secret FC, and the Rugby Academy and Wings series, all of which continue to sell strongly. Hetravels all over the UK for events, performing his immensely popular rugby and football reading games, and is well-loved across the booktrade. a popular author, a Reading Champion, and former bookseller.