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Cedric and the
Golden Chalice of Mercia

Matthew Noonan


Born in a time of tumultuous change, sixteen-year-old Cedric was just trying to get by. A novice monk by day - Cedric was not your average boy. Prone to visions and strange behaviours, he was bullied by the others in Mercia, and he never knew where he belonged. His only solace was looking out into the sea, where adventure -and danger-beckoned.

The day the Northmen raided the monastery, his life was changed forever - capturing not only Cedric but a mysterious chalice, an old relic of Jerusalem, highly prized by the monks.

Sold into slavery and sent far away from his homeland, Cedric was determined to return the chalice to its rightful place. Fey and feckless, Cedric befriends a dancing girl Theodora and a thief called Balkis. Inspired by a raven in his darkest moments, Cedric embarks on a journey to the Great Palace of Constantinople with his new companions, facing many obstacles in his way. Will he succeed in his mission?


About the Author

Matthew Noonan is a Career English teacher and a distinguished historian interested in young adult paranormal stories. He holds a Master’s degree in history from the University of Melbourne with qualifications in teaching and Asian Studies. Currently living in Melbourne, Australia, where he works as an English teacher for adult migrants, Matthew has taught English worldwide. The experience of living and travelling in these various cultures has greatly enriched his life and inspired his writing.




Cedric and the Golden Chalice of Mercia by Matthew Noonan
ISBN: 978-1-922788-00-9
Format: Paperback C 229mm x 152mm
Extent: 320. pages
RRP: $ 24.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Historical Youth Fiction -- Fantasy
Distribution: -- out of print --