N.M. Browne

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The Warriors of Camlann

Warriors of Camlann

  When the thick fog descends on a school group, two children from the year 2000 find themselves transported back to what looks like the year AD75. And nothing is the same. Dan finds that survival depends on brilliant fighting skills and a fearless ability to fight to the death. Ursula discovers that she has magical abilities worthy of the most accomplished priestess. Soon these two become involved in the greatest struggles of their lives, as they realise that survival depends on skills that they never imagined they possessed.

Warriors of Alavna

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When the thick fog descends on a school group, two children from the year 2000 find themselves transported back to what looks like the year AD75. And nothing is the same. Dan finds that survival depends on brilliant fighting skills and a fearless ability to fight to the death. Ursula discovers that she has magical abilities worthy of the most accomplished priestess. Soon these two become involved in the greatest struggles of their lives, as they realise that survival depends on skills that they never imagined they possessed.

Warriors of Ethandun

Warriors of Ethandun

Dan and Ursula return to the present day after months in King Arthur’s England. They sought a way back home for so long, but now find themselves unable to cope with modern life. Ursula’s incredible strength and Dan’s experience on the battlefield make it impossible to fit in with friends. So when they have an opportunity to go back in time, neither can resist.
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Warriors of Alavna

If only history lessons were this interesting! During a school trip, Dan and Ursula are mysteriously transported back to First Century Britain where the wild Combrogi tribe battle the all conquering Romans. Both of them must forget their safe, protected 21st Century lives if they are to survive this bloody and tough adventure. Warriors of Alavna is fast and furious and gives a real insight into a time when fighting the enemy didn’t just mean turning on your Play Station.
funday_times_logo Funday Times Top Read – Sunday Times, Summer 2000

The Warriors Trilogy

One of the very best magical adventures of the past 30 years . . . [Browne] is a part of the grand Celtic storytelling tradition in British children's literature that began with Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill, continued with T.H. White's The Sword in the Stone and blossomed in Tolkien and Alan Garner
The Times The Times, April 2009

Wolf Blood

The best writing since Sutcliff. Once in a while, a book comes along that blows me out of the water. "Wolf Blood", a young adult novel by NM Browne is one of those, tho' it shouldn't be surprising because I devoured each of Browne's 'Warrior' series in a couple of sittings and loved them: this is children's writing at its best: literate, engaging, straightforward, yet with characters that come alive in the early pages and grow throughout.
Manda Scott – Best selling author of Boudica

Basilisk

A taut mystery…appealing teen characters, the cast of refreshingly complicated adults, and the palpable details of their divided world will keep fantasy devotees firmly anchored in the story…the sounds and sights of Lunnzia are as vivid and memorable as anything in Philip Pullman’s alternate-reality Oxford.
Booklist – starred review
From The Blog

The 365 club

I am trying to edit a novel, as I may have mentioned. I am also teaching a couple of courses this term and have various other projects on the go so it seemed the perfect time to learn something new. I have wanted to learn how to write poetry for ages now. I wrote terrible […]

Welcome to my new website.

Very happy to welcome you to my newly upgraded website with thanks to Ben Kellerman for creating the clean design I wanted.  In spite of my maximalist nature – which is messy and a little magpie like – I do like simplicity – in websites, fashion and design. I am a little bored of it […]

Procrastination

And so here we are again procrastinating. I could clean my house which looks like all the Wild Weird of my imagination have rioted through every room – trying on every piece of clothing available (we have a lot) then dropping them randomly in inappropriate places. (I don’t want to accept a more mundane explanation […]

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