Welcome to day 9 of YA Month. I have the wonderful Dave Rudden on the blog today with an extract from his book but, instead of just a post he has filmed a video for it! Thank you Dave for doing this and check out his books, after you watch this video you will want to pick them up.
Dave Rudden has worked in the Dublin theatre, spoken word and storytelling scene since 2010, performing at such nights as Milk & Cookies, Bang Bang Forty Coats, The Monday Echo, Shore Writers’ Festival, Electric Picnic, Culture Night and RTÉ’s The Works. His short fiction and poetry have been published in journals such as Bare Hands, the Quotable, Minus 9 and Poddle, and anthologies such as Damn Faeries, Under The Stairs and Shoes, Ducks & Maids Of The Sea. He is the author of the tenth novel in the Nightmare Club series from Little Island – BRAIN DRAIN BABY.
He has won the Fantasy Book Review Short Story Prize in 2013 and was short-listed for both the Hennessey New Writing Award and the Bath Short Story Prize. Dave was awarded a Literature Bursary by the Arts Council and serves on the committees for both IrishPEN and the Irish branch of the International Board of Books for Young People. Graduating from the Creative Writing Masters in UCD, he was signed in November 2013 by Clare Wallace of the Darley Anderson Children’s Agency.
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The first book in a new series about an orphan boy who discovers he is part of a secret army that protects the world from a race of shadowy monsters.Grey placed his finger in the middle of the shadow.'What's this?' he asked.Denizen frowned. 'It's a shadow.''No, it isn't,' Grey said. 'It's a door.'Denizen Hardwick doesn't believe in magic - until he's ambushed by a monster created from shadows and sees it destroyed by a word made of sunlight.That kind of thing can really change your perspective.Now Denizen is about to discover that there's a world beyond the one he knows. A world of living darkness where an unseen enemy awaits.Fortunately for humanity, between us and the shadows stand the Knights of the Borrowed Dark.Unfortunately for Denizen, he's one of them . . .
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The second book in the brilliant Knights of the Borrowed Dark trilogy, perfect for fans of Skulduggery Pleasant.Life is returning to normal for Denizen Hardwick. Well, the new normal, where he has to battle monsters in quiet Dublin bookshops and constantly struggle to contain the new powers he has been given by Mercy, the daughter of the Endless King. But Denizen may need those powers sooner than he thinks - not only are the Tenebrous stirring again but the Order of the Borrowed Dark face a new threat from much closer to home...
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