Twelve Angels Weeping
Twelve Angels Weeping
Every planet has a winter, and every story needs a villain.

A new collection of short stories featuring the classic foes of Doctor Who. On sale now.

Twelve extraordinary Doctor Who stories, each featuring a monstrous villain from the Doctor Who world.
On every planet that has existed or will exist, there is a winter . . .

Many of the peoples of Old Earth celebrated a winter festival. A time to huddle together against the cold; a time to celebrate being half-way out of the dark. But shadows are everywhere, and there are some corners of the universe which have bred the most terrible things, lurking in the cold between the stars.

Here are twelve stories - one for each of the Twelve Days of Christmas - to remind you that to come out of the darkness we need to go into it in the first place.

We are not alone. We are not safe. And, whatever you do: don't blink
The Endless King
The Endless King
'You have no idea what real war is . . . but I'm afraid you're going to find out.'

There's nothing like an apocalypse to kick off the school year.

Denizen Hardwick has travelled to Daybreak, the ancestral home of the Order of the Borrowed Dark, to continue his training as a Knight. But have barely begun before an unexpected arrival appears with news that throws the fortress into uproar.

The Endless King has fallen, his dark realm rising in a brutal civil war. When the conflict strikes closer to home, Denizen and his friends face their greatest challenge yet. For if Daybreak falls, so does the world...

On sale 22nd March 2018
The Forever Court
The Forever Court
Life is returning to normal for Denizen Hardwick. Well, the new normal, where he has to battle monsters in quiet Dublin bookshops and constantly struggle to contain the new powers he has been given by Mercy, the daughter of the Endless King.

But Denizen may need those powers sooner than he thinks - not only are the Tenebrous stirring again but the Order of the Borrowed Dark face a new threat from much closer to home...

Out now!



2017 Dublin UNESCO Citywide Read
2017 Dublin UNESCO Citywide Read
Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden is the chosen book for the 2017 Citywide Reading Campaign for Children. Organised by Dublin City Council’s Public Library Service as part of its UNESCO City of Literature programme, this initiative with the aim of encouraging children to read for pleasure with a whole host of public events.

Click here for pictures, fanfiction, videos and exclusive short stories from the world of KOTBD.
Knights of the Borrowed Dark
Knights of the Borrowed Dark
‘Atmospheric, action-packed and powerfully imagined.’
The Sunday Times

Denizen Hardwick doesn't believe in magic - until he's ambushed by a monster created from shadows and sees it destroyed by a word made of sunlight.

That kind of thing can really change your perspective.

Now Denizen is about to discover that there's a world beyond the one he knows. A world of living darkness where an unseen enemy awaits. Fortunately for humanity, between us and the shadows stand the Knights of the Borrowed Dark.

Unfortunately for Denizen, he's one of them . . .

Winner of the Bord Gáis Energy Specsavers’ Children’s Book of the Year Award
Book Dave
Book Dave
Dave has performed in over three hundred libraries, schools and universities in Ireland, the UK and the US, as well as festivals, conferences and spoken word nights.

If you’re interested in booking Dave for a reading, workshop or event, click the EVENT tab above.
About Dave
About Dave
Dave Rudden is an author, teacher and storyteller. He enjoys putting pens in his beard and being cruel to fictional children. Knights of the Borrowed Dark is his first novel, but you’re never getting rid of him now.

Click the ABOUT tab for a slightly more professional (cough, boring) list of things he’s done, the DAVE’S WORK tab to read some of his stories, the VIDEOS for a whole bunch of… videos and the CONTACT tab to book him for an event!
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Beards, crisps and being cruel to fictional children