Black Powder

Ally Sherrick

Chicken House Books

Award winning action packed, historial adventure

The 12 year old Tom must save his father from hanging. He fallls in with a mysterious stranger, the Falcon, who promises to help in exchange for his service. But on the long jounrey to London, Tom discovers the Falcson’s true mission and a plot to blow up parliament with barrels of black powder. Tom has to decide to save his father or stop the assassination of the king!

Ally Sherrick is the author of Black Powder, The Buried Crown and new book The Queen’s Fool. She loves exploring ruined castles and decaying mansions and imagining what it must have been like to live in them without electricity and hot and cold running water – although she’s quite glad she doesn’t have to herself! She lives with her husband and assorted garden wildlife in Surrey.


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