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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 a 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 CONTACT tab at the top of the page, or drop him a line at dave@daverudden.com
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!
DAVE'S BLOG<BR /><br />

DAVE'S BLOG

Beards, crisps and being cruel to fictional children

KNIGHTS OF THE BORROWED DARK

KNIGHTS OF THE BORROWED DARK

The award winning middle-grade trilogy from Puffin

BOOK DAVE<BR /><br />

BOOK DAVE

Events, workshops and school visits