Solomon Seal and the Darkley Troll

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In a world where different means 'bullied', Solomon Seal is very different. And very bullied. Only a few friends soften the terror of Renishaw Middle School and its tormentors. One day, they discover prehistoric paintings and a misshapen hand, the hand of the Darkley Troll. Solomon finds a way to an ancient world, and to a horror beyond any legend of the Darkley Troll. And yet he has to fight it. More

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About Daniel Dacre

Hi, I'm Daniel Dacre. I have collaborated in the publication of a number of works through the years. 'Solomon Seal and the Darkley Troll' is my first work of young fiction. I wanted it to be sad, frightening, funny, uplifting and, somehow, true. I hope I have succeeded.

Inspired by the great Anglo-Saxon classic 'The Dream of the Rood', I wrote 'The Manger and Other Stories'. Each story takes an 'object's-eye-view' in the unfolding of one of the famous stories in the Gospels. Embellishing freely, I have nonetheless written each story in a spirit of 'creative reverence'.

'One Year Under Weeping Mountain' captures the travails of a young southern African nation as it seeks to develop. It is shown through the experience of an English volunteer expatriate teacher. Although a work of fiction, it is in part based on true life occurrences.

'The Word' is a post-apocalyptic epic that envisions a world many centuries after a cataclysmic war. When a warlike people of the north threaten the Island, the hope of its defenders rest on the frail shoulders of a little girl. An extraordinarily gifted girl who must survive at all costs.

I live in the Royal County of Berkshire. I can be contacted at

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H.H. Laura reviewed on Nov. 25, 2011

Daniel Dacre has opened a window to give daunting insight into the tormented world of those being bullied. Through his portrayal of Solomon Seal, the reader is drawn into the daily life and the private thoughts of a tender-hearted boy who reaches deep inside to turn the tide.

The animals portraying Hope, Fear, Joy, and Truth, among others, are inspiring and well-conceived. I was drawn into the inner conflict as I supposed the author intended.

I recommend this book to anyone willing to look inside themselves and find strength, as Solomon did.
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