In Cibola football really is a matter of life and death.


Or, The Blood City Tommy O’Reilly Benefit Tour

Sir Tristram will take seventeen to the match – how many will he bring back? He must reunite his Blood City teammates – Knights, Pirates and Westerners – to win the prestigious Seskie tournament against their oldest rivals. Penalty shoot-outs often end in tears. In Cibola they may end in a fight to the death.

Behind the football match is a bigger power play, a king’s mission to bring down his greatest rival by persuasion, trickery or force. Needing a squad of soldiers as well as footballers, Sir Tristram must also find a place on tour and in his heart for the teenage child he has not addressed by name since infancy…

Formats available: Hardback, Paperback, eBook

First published: 17 July, 2021

Publisher: Silverwood Books

ISBN: 9781800420991 (paperback), 9781800421394 (hardback)

Reviews for Seventeen

“I loved the characters, particularly Tristram … a very good read.”

Bob Clarke

“The best book I have read in years. Great work of fantasy / fiction, buy this book.”

Joe Bailey

“Loved it – Great book from 1st page to last”

Ross Taylor

“Unique and captivating story – As with any good story I felt transported in, watching the events unfolding. It evoked childhood memories”

C J Bunn

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