Customer Reviews for

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen: A Tale of Alderley

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 7 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2006

    A brilliant book for those who like to read.

    Someone should tell the critic that 'critic' is a noun, not a commandment - in other words, it is not necessary to find fault with every book one reads. I read Weirdstone and Gomrath when I was a child. Now as an adult, I own five of Garner's novels and read them to my children - thoroughly modern kids, yet they also love these books. True, the action is not constantly in the reader's face, and perhaps that throws off those who expect nonstop hack-and-slash. More discerning readers will recognize that tension is being built, so that when the action does burst forth, it is actually relevant to both the story and the reader. I recommend these books to any parent or child who values the gift of imagination.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2002

    Vivid and exciting

    I read the Alan Garner books when I was a kid, and I have been waiting for my kids to be old enough to enjoy them. I am re-ordering them for my kids, and can't wait to start reading them again! The descriptions are vivid, the plot exciting, characters are multi-dimensional. I am afraid I disagree with the critic: I think kids from the '2000's' will love them as much as we older folks did.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2001

    No Dragons; Smart Kids; Not Dated as to Style; Great Read

    This was a delight to read. Enjoyed it thoroughly. My copy was published in 1960; so, I doubt Ms Silverman was right about her date, as well as other matters.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2000

    The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

    I think this book is good for young and old readers. It is well structured and has a 'must read more' storyline

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2000

    A Lasting work of Children's Fantasy

    Garner spins a marvelous tale. I have read this book at least 15 times and am now reading it to my 5 year old daughter. The syntax and the rich vocabulary are a bit much for her but she is enjoying it none-the-less. This is a superb story of two 'modern era' children who are pulled into the secret workings of a hidden fantasy world. It is neither slow nor particularly dated, although some of the British specific vocabulary might confuse younger readers. You will NOT be disappointed. In fact, with the exception of Garner's 'Red Shift' (which is 'odd' to say the least), ANY Garner book is a damned good tale, for young (and young at heart) adults. Enjoy!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2000

    Amazing Alan

    Don't even listen to the other person!! This is a FANTASTIC book and should be read by EVERYONE!!!!!!! I should know. Alan Garner is an amazing author and you should read any books by him. He is WONDERFUL!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 7 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1