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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

O is for Outstanding, or to tell the truth a reason for adding this book!

I missed Alan Gardner's books at the beginning of the A-Z, but having scanned my children's book section again  I couldn't leave him out. But which of his books to chose? I finally decided to select The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. It is suitable for children from the age of 8 years. 

A company of knights lie sleeping in the heart of a hollow hill, waiting for the day when they will be awakened to fight for the forces of good against evil. But the magic stone which binds them - the Weirdstone of Brisingamen has been lost and Nastrond the Spirit of Darkness is gaining strength in the hearts of men. 
Susan and Colin on a visit to Alderley in Cheshire suddenly find themselves persecuted by goblins, witches, and warlocks. They realise too late that they are after the stone that Susan wears round her neck.....


Amanda Heitler said...

Oh my. Such a good book. I had nightmares over it. It has such a sense of place and was probably the first book I read that made me look properly at the countryside I was in.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Wonderful, Amanda, that is what every children's author would love to hear.

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