Free Lance and the Lake of Skulls (#1) (RA8 IA8+)
Free Lance has no master - he journeys from village to village and castle to castle, competing in tournaments and working for his keep. When his horse throws a shoe and he must seek shelter overnight in Lord Big Nose's village, he accepts his most dangerous mission yet - retrieving an enchanted crown from the Lake of Skulls. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+
Paul Stewart has written everything from picture books to travel writing, fantasy to horror. Paul lived and worked in Germany and Sri Lanka teaching English before becoming a full-time writer.