ISBN 9781782300380,Arena 13

Arena 13


Bodley Head



Bodley Head

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9781782300380

ISBN-10 1782300384


Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)

Horror & ghost stories

The city of Midgard is terrorised by Hob, a terrifying, evil creature who tortures at will and has the rulers of the city completely under his control.
The thirteen fighting arenas in the citiy are forever full with punters eager to make their fortune betting on the fights that take place there. The most popular and the most terrifying of these is the thirteen arena, the arena where the Trig fighters battle.
Sixteen-year-old Leith is determined to train as a Trig fighter and gets himself apprenticed to Tyron, the greatest of all trainers. But little does his new trainer or the other apprentices know, Leith has a personal battle to fight. Hes going to avenge the death of his father by killing Hob himself.

About the Author

Joseph Delaney is a retired English teacher. He has three children and nine grandchildren and is a wonderful public speaker available for conference, library and bookshop events. His home is in the middle of Boggart territory and his village has a boggart called the Hall Knocker, which was laid to rest under the step of a house near the church.
Most of the places in the Spook's books are based on real places in Lancashire and the inspiration behind the stories often comes from local ghost stories and legends.