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The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner
  

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First published in 1960, Alan Garner’s classic children's novel tells the story of Colin and Susan who go to stay near Alderley Edge in Cheshire with Gowther and Bess Mossock. While out exploring the Edge they are chased by goblin-like creatures called svarts and are rescued by the wizard Cadellin, who takes them to the safety of Fundindelve. A tear-shaped pendant which Susan is wearing appears to be attracting this otherworldly interest and soon the children are caught up in the struggle against the forces of darkness. This is a wonderful story which is told at a cracking pace and the vivid descriptions of the countryside around Alderley Edge (including a gripping journey through some caves – take a torch!) make it a captivating read. The adventure is continued in the thrilling sequel The Moon of Gomrath and, most unexpectedly, a third volume Boneland is published on 30 August. Please do read them, they have an enchanting quality that will stay with you long after you have finished.

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Synopsis

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner

When Colin and Susan are pursued by eerie creatures across Alderley Edge, they are saved by the Wizard. He takes them into the caves of Fundindelve, where he watches over the enchanted sleep of one hundred and forty knights. But the heart of the magic that binds them - Firefrost, also known as the Weirdstone of Brisingamen - has been lost. The Wizard has been searching for the stone for more than 100 years, but the forces of evil are closing in, determined to possess and destroy its special power. Colin and Susan realise at last that they are the key to the Weirdstone's return. But how can two children defeat the Morrigan and her deadly brood?

About the Author

Alan Garner

Alan Garner was born in Congleton in Cheshire in October 1934. He was brought up on Alderley and lives with his wife and family, between Congleton and Alderley. Alan Garner's writing was Highly Recommended for the only international children's book award, The Hans Christian Andersen Medal, in 1978. He was also awarded the twelfth annual Children's Literature Association International Phoenix Award for his novel The Stone Book and by extension, of course, for the entire Stone Book Quartet. In 2001, Alan was awarded an OBE for his services to Children's Literature, despite admitting that he doesn't write for children - they just understand his books best.

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Book Info

Publication date

19th November 2010

Author

Alan Garner

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Publisher

HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
288 pages
Interest Age: From 9 years

Categories

Fantasy
Literary Fiction
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Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780007355211

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