About Nicholas Bowling

Nicholas Bowling is the author of the middle-grade novels In the Shadow of Heroes, shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award, Song of the Far Isles and YA novel Witchborn.

Themes of myth, fate, heroism and free will are showcased in a spellbinding classical setting in Nicholas’s latest novel, In the Shadow of Heroes! Below, you can take a look at the extracts from all of Nicholas’s books, along with brilliant chapter-by-chapter resources from primary teacher Emily Weston.

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Teaching notes

IN THE SHADOW OF HEROES chapter-by-chapter resources
( 1.65 MB PDF)


SONG OF THE FAR ISLES flow chart quiz
( 1.29 MB PDF)


SONG OF THE FAR ISLES teaching resources
( 471.67 KB PDF)