Knights of the Borrowed Dark
2016 Specsaver's Children's Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards
2017 UNESCO Dublin Citywide Read
KNIGHTS OF THE BORROWED DARK is a YA trilogy about a secret war between a race of shapeshifting, misery-eating, occasionally-waistcoat-wearing monsters and the warriors sworn to stop them.
And then there's thirteen year old Denizen Hardwick, who'd quite like everyone to slow down and explain what exactly is happening and why can’t he just be left alone with a book. He's read books where thirteen-year olds have to do things. It never ends well for anybody.
‘Funny & scary, my two favourites… Dave Rudden is not just a rising star, he’s a shooting star.’
‘Atmospheric, action-packed and powerfully imagined.’
‘Clear some time in your schedule before you read this, because once you start it is very difficult to stop.’
‘A magical debut.’
‘Beautifully written… … Rudden has the eye and ear of an artist.’
‘The world of flashy new series-based YA is very, very crowded waters at the moment – Knights Of The Borrowed Dark is a great big vicious shark that leaps out of the water at you. This could be huge.’
‘The stuff of nightmares – in the best possible way.’