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.

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

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.

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.

From The Blog

The Leaden mean

What is it about middles? I don’t mean the bit of flab that sits where one’s waist ought to be, but the middle of a novel (where in truth there is often a bit of extra padding where the plot should be.) Normally I like middles – I mean the middle of a sandwich is always the […]

Planning by clockwork

How do you picture a year? A week? I’m very conventional in my imaging I think a week goes up hill, the hardest part being the steep scarp slope of Sunday night when homework has to be done and clothes prepared for the week ahead. Monday morning is pretty steep and then from midday Wednesday it is downhill […]

Worldbuilding for Beginners

In the beginning there was Tolkein and he really did world building: language, geography, history, the lot. I think he is probably the model for the kind of writer who devises a complete world before putting pen to paper, the kind of writer who has notebooks full of background material. I get the impression that JK Rowling did much […]

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