Victoria Williamson

Whistlers in the Dark

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In 158 AD Scotland, young Felix aspires to be a Roman soldier, while Jinny seeks revenge against invaders of her Damnonii tribe. When an attack at a sacred stone circle awakens a destructive legend, they must unite to avert disaster. “The Whistlers in the Dark” blends history and Scottish myths.

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Number of pages: 200

Published: 21 September 2023

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“Whistlers in the Dark” – Scotland, 158 AD, is a divided country. On one side of the Antonine Wall, thirteen-year-old Felix is trying to become a good Roman soldier like his father. On the other, twelve-year old Jinny is vowing revenge on the ‘metal men’ who have invaded her Damnonii tribe’s homeland. At the Damnonii’s sacred circle of standing stones, her planned attack on Felix goes badly wrong, awakening a legend that threatens to bring fire and destruction down on them all. Can Jinny and Felix overcome their differences and soothe the stones back to sleep before it’s too late?

  • Written by Victoria Williamson, author of The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle and Boy with the Butterfly Mind
  • Headline comparisons include The Eagle of the Ninth series by Rosemary Sutcliff and Shadow Forest by Matt Haig

Scotland, 158 AD, is a divided country. On one side of the Antonine Wall, thirteen-year-old Felix is trying to become a good Roman soldier like his father. On the other, twelve-year old Jinny is vowing revenge on the ‘metal men’ who have invaded her Damnonii tribe’s homeland. At the Damnonii’s sacred circle of standing stones, her planned attack on Felix goes badly wrong, awakening a legend that threatens to bring fire and destruction down on them all. Can Jinny and Felix overcome their differences and soothe the stones back to sleep before it’s too late?

The Whistlers in the Dark is an historical fantasy for Middle Grade readers. Set at the Roman fort in the author’s hometown of Kirkintilloch, it tells the story of friendship overcoming the desire for revenge and leading to forgiveness. Based on the historical records of the Antonine wall and the tribes of Central Scotland, it brings these together with Scottish legends of standing stones going walking at night to weave a tale of courage and adventure.

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Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 1 cm
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