The Heretic's Tomb
by Simon Rose
While exploring an archeological site, Annie discovers the tomb of Lady Isabella Devereaux, who was condemed to death as a heretic. When Annie picks up a mysterious amulet that she finds in the tomb, she is hurtled back to the Middle Ages, encountering sorcery, treason and the Black Death.
Themes: time travel, middle ages, black death, archaeology
“Young readers will...get caught up in the quick pace, and enjoy the rich historical details that bring the 14th century to life.” The Calgary Herald
Simon Rose was born in Derbyshire, England. He graduated from university with a degree in history and has lived in Canada since 1990. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature of West Redding, CT. Simon offers a wide variety of presentations, workshops and author-in-residence programs for schools and libraries, covering such topics as the writing process, editing and revisions. He is a regular speaker at conferences and festivals, and has served as a juror for numerous literary prizes and awards, including the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature in 2007. Simon, his two children, and his dog and cat live in Calgary. Brit Writers speaks with Simon Rose