Winner of Silver Award, Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards 2011
Synopsis – Archibald and the Blue Blood Conspiracy (book 1):
Lord Archibald knows the school year is off to a bad start when he is kidnapped and then dramatically rescued by a sword-wielding stranger. No complaints if you’re a princess—but not so great when you’re a scrawny son of a duke in 19th-century England. When other boys are also attacked, it becomes clear that someone is out for blue blood in Wyndsor, England’s School of Kings. Archie must put aside his bumbling ways, don his sleuth’s hat and figure out who’s behind the sinister attacks, and what they’re really after, before it’s too late!
Synopsis – Archibald and the Black Knight’s Ring (book 2):
Lord Archibald can’t wait to spend the summer visiting Knightwatch, the most elite knight school in 19th-century England, where Archie’s older brother, Alexander, and their friend Calico are training to become Black Knights. Then, a secret file is stolen and Alexander is framed for it — Archie sets out to find the real thief, but instead, he stumbles upon an even bigger mystery. Friendships are tested, promises are broken — and when their very lives are threatened, Archie realises he must race against time to uncover the truth about a Black Knight who was killed seven years ago: Calico’s father.
“SherMay Loh has crafted yet another thrilling tale with twists that will keep you guessing ‘whodunnit’ till the end.
It’s a delicious blend of crime mystery and against-the-clock thriller in a pastoral, romantic setting.”
—Colin Cheong, Singapore Literature Prize winner for Tangerine and The Man in the Cupboard
“An entertaining, well-researched adventure saga. Tremendously enjoyable.”
—Dave Chua, Singapore Literature Prize Commendation Award winner
About the Author:
SherMay Loh’s debut novel, Archibald and the Blue Blood Conspiracy, was the first young adult book in Southeast Asia to win a medal at the 2011 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. She was a featured author at the Singapore Writers Festival 2011, and she frequently conducts meet-the-author sessions and enrichment workshops at schools in Singapore. Besides novels, she has also written TV and feature drama scripts. Archibald and the Black Knight’s Ring is her second novel.