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Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher

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When George furiously punches off the head of a stone dragon, he unleashes an ancient power that brings the statues of London to life. Pursued by a pterodactyl released from a frieze, George is hunted through a thrilling adventure full of fabulous creatures that advise, protect and terrify him as he enters their strange and scary world.

If you like this be sure to check out Iron Hand and the final title in the trilogy, Silvertongue.


Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher

Deep in the City something had been woken, so old that people had been walking past it for centuries without giving it a second look!' When George breaks the dragon's head outside the Natural History Museum he awakes an ancient power. This prehistoric beast, sentry-still for centuries, hunts him down with a terrifying wrath. And this is just the beginning! The taints and spits statues with opposing natures are warring forces; wreaking deadly havoc on the city landscape. The World War One gunner offers protection of sorts; and the wisdom of the Sphinx is legendary. But George and his companion Edie are trapped in a world of danger. And worse they are quite alone.


'a fantastical, fast-paced adventure' Publishing News

'Thrilling stuff' The Scotsman

'An admirable debut' The Sunday Times

About the Author

Charlie Fletcher

Charlie began his career in the film business carrying cans of film round Soho and making very bad cups of tea on the principal that he'd then be asked to do something a bit more interesting, a strategy that he recommends to anyone starting out as a tea-boy. He progressed to the BBC where he worked in film editing on everything from Drama to Current Affairs. He then went to California where he morphed into a screenwriter, having been awarded a Warner Brothers Fellowship in Screenwriting at USC School of Cinema and TV.

He's written screenplays for Tri-Star, MGM, Paramount and Warner Bros among others. He continues to write for the movies, and also television.

Charlie also moved into other types of writing including magazine features, a computer game and as both a national Sunday newspaper columnist and restaurant reviewer. Finally he found the way to combine all those writing strands and produced some rattling-good children's books!

The Stoneheart trilogy has been a massive international hit and Charlie has recently sold the movie rights of Stoneheart to Paramount. He has also been asked to write the screenplay himself, which just shows you should never make plans, since he actually wrote the books to get away from Hollywood for a bit...

Charlie met and married his wife, a fellow Scot, in LA. They have two children, whom Charlie calls his first, most important, and toughest audience. They've all now returned from California and live in Edinburgh with a terrier called Archie.

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Publication date

20th September 2007


Charlie Fletcher

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Hachette Children's Books


496 pages


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General fiction (Children's / Teenage)



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