The Days are Numbered
Children’s Book Council Australia 2017 – Notable Book Younger Readers
CALEB Award 2017 – Children’s Fiction
77777 words long… because Anne is a numerical literary stylist. And because this novel is really the children’s counterpart of God’s Panoply which is about the armour of God (with all its sevens) and the kiss of heaven.
‘What’s to stop me killing you and taking the Powers?‘ The giant raised the sword. ‘All I see is a dwarf, a pony and seven children, none of whom is even remotely capable of resisting the might of Uller Princekiller.’
For centuries, the knights, dwarves, giants and sages of Auberon-Zamberg have been intent on a single quest. They’re all searching for ‘The King Who Guards the Gate’. Prophecy speaks of him as one of seven protectors who will defeat the armies of night and overcome the Dark Sleeper. The last thing anyone is expecting is that these seven protectors are ordinary children.
A teaching resource of black-line masters is also available.
ISBN (print): 978-1-925139-51-8
ISBN (teaching resource): 978-1-925139-74-7
Also available as an audiobook, narrated by Anita Ryan-Da Cunha
Author: Anne Hamilton
- worldwide, from Book Depository
- in Australia, from Booktopia and Fishpond
- in the USA, from Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Contact Armour Books re availability of Teaching resource