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Winter by William Horwood
  

Winter

Part of the Hyddenworld Series
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The fourth in this magnificent quartet which began with Hyddenworld: Spring and really should be read in order. As it is the end of the series I really must not give anything away suffice to say that Stort must find the last gem and return it to the Shield Maiden. All the main characters start together but the tale soon branches into two and as the devastation escalates so too does our hope for a future. It ties everything up and as such is not as thrilling as the earlier three but it is still a fine epic fantasy, beautifully written.

If you like William Horwood you might also like to read books by Trudi Canavan, Stephen Lawhead and Philip Pullman.

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Winter by William Horwood

ONLY COURAGE CAN SAVE THEIR LANDS Storms rage as the worst winter in living memory ravages the human and Hydden worlds. The prophesied End of Days is here and the universe is dying, yet only a few are even aware of the forces at work. Jack and Katherine must help their friend Bedwyn Stort halt this chaos by locating the last gem of Winter, something only he can do. Then it must be returned to the Earth's unwilling guardian, their daughter Judith. She will need it to try and reignite the fires of the universe. Yet Stort is riddled with uncertainty. He yearns for Judith, as she does for him, but a love between mortal and immortal cannot be. To find the gem, he must solve this conundrum and vanquish death itself. But can he really lead mortalkind to salvation? The climactic final volume in the Hyddenworld sequence, a lyrical epic fantasy adventure of bravery, loss and a quest for the impossible, from William Horwood, the acclaimed author of the Duncton Wood novels.

About the Author

William Horwood

William Horwood was born in Oxford in 1944, the illegitimate last child of five. He was a feature editor with the Daily Mail until 1978 when he began work on the first of his now classic Duncton Chronicles series which became instant international bestsellers. Despite their enormous success, and that of his later novels, Horwood has written that he would gladly have exchanged them all to have known the identity of his father and ‘held his hand, if only for a moment’. William has been married three times, has six children and now lives in Oxford, just a few hundred yards from where he was born.

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Publication date

1st December 2014

Author

William Horwood

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
448 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Fantasy
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ISBN

9780330461719

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