‘The Vikings are better armed than we are. They have long, heavy axes that can take a man’s head from
his shoulder. I know this because I see it happen’
When his mum burns down their house on the Whitehorse estate, sixteen-year-old Joss is sent to live in a
sleepy Suffolk village.
The place is steeped in history, as Joss learns when a bike accident pitches him back more than 1,000 years to
an Anglo-Saxon village. That history also tells him his new friends are in mortal peril from bloodthirsty
invaders. Can he warn their ruler, King Edmund, in time?
And will he ever get home?
Thank you, K. A. Hayton and Write Reads Tours
About the author
K.A. HAYTON was born in Lincolnshire and read English at Sheffield University. She lives in Suffolk with
her husband and has two daughters. The idea for The Other Side of the Whale Road came from her study of old
English poetry at university, and from living in a place where Anglo-Saxon history feels very close.