Silvertongue (The Stoneheart Trilogy #3)

Silvertongue (The Stoneheart Trilogy #3)

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by Charlie Fletcher
     
 

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n this thrilling conclusion to the international blockbuster Stoneheart trilogy, the battle between the statues and gargoyles of London rages on, with their very souls hanging in the balance.

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n this thrilling conclusion to the international blockbuster Stoneheart trilogy, the battle between the statues and gargoyles of London rages on, with their very souls hanging in the balance.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 5-9

In this concluding book in the trilogy, George, 13, and Edie, 12, finally face their enemies the Walker, the Last Knight, and the Ice Devil in a battle that may destroy them. In a cold, snowy alternate London, the clock has struck 13, freezing time. An evil darkness has been released and the city's inhabitants have disappeared, leaving only taints (malevolent statues come to life) and spits (statues with a soul-like essence) to battle each other with George and Edie in the middle. George has discovered he is a maker and that only he can mend the rent in the Stone and vanquish the darkness. Edie's a glint who can see past events. She has seen her mother's and her own death at the hands of the Walker and wants revenge. A stone vein is climbing up George's arm and unless he can fight and win this final duel, it will continue to spread and turn him into stone. The children are aided and protected by the Gunner, a World War I memorial statue, a cat gargoyle, and a variety of other intriguing statues. George and Edie's action-packed experiences are told in alternate chapters. Their pasts are finally fully revealed, including a surprising connection between them. New readers of this series will be confused since the book does not stand on its own, but those familiar with the earlier titles will be satisfied.-Sharon Rawlins, New Jersey State Library, Trenton

Kirkus Reviews
George and Edie remain admirably stoic heroes, but dry prose inhibits this conclusion's pace. In a many-layered London, George and Edie are stuck in a timeless moment, the only humans who didn't disappear when time froze. They're not alone, though: Spits (metal and stone statues, mostly war figures) fight for good, while Taints (sculptures of non-human creatures) ally with the double-strong force of the dark. The dark has an Ice Devil and the ghoulish Walker, a grisly immortal who kills casually and steals life-forces. George and Edie's tenacious fighting spirits are especially touching because of their separate histories of emotional loss, but the narration's verbosity decelerates motion; for example, a falling object is "an angular jagged shape getting bigger with startling rapidity as it spun straight at them," its speed slowed by description. Battle action and Edie's nightmares also grind to a trudge. Only Edie's time-travel views of the Walker torturing her mother move quickly and creepily. Mostly for fans of the livelier second installment. (Fantasy. 10-13)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423138020
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
07/10/2010
Series:
Stoneheart Trilogy Series , #3
Sold by:
DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
462,196
File size:
795 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Charlie Fletcher studied English Literature at St. Andrews in Scotland and screenwriting at the University of Southern California School of Film and Television in Los Angeles. Charlie had written for television, film and had also done a spot of journalism now and again before turning his hand to write Stoneheart, his first novel for children. Charlie Fletcher lives and writes in Edinburgh with his wife, two children and a terrier called Archie.

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Silvertongue (The Stoneheart Trilogy #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 40 reviews.
theFish More than 1 year ago
The first offering in the series was entertaining, but left a bit to be desired. The slack was really made up by the voicing of the Oscar and Grammy-winning Jim Dale, the voice of the Harry Potter series. The second book improves on the first, but this final offering is the reason the other two books exist. The characters are much more developed, and the book is engrosing and entertaining. It is a great book for kids and adults alike, and the audiobooks would be great on a long car trip. The whole family would love it!
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Jadn More than 1 year ago
Book 3 of The Stoneheart Trilogy, Silvertongue is absolutely my favorite and took me to knew levels of intrigue.  In this book, Fletcher was able to bring together many loose ends that were left unanswered in the first 2 books. He masterfully wove all the details together, and kept the pace going.  There was never a dull moment, and it was intriguing.  My favorite part was the dragon that came alive and helped them out in unexpected ways.  There were so many twists and turns, that the story was totally unpredictable and I was surprised at every turn.  Book 3, made it worth the effort of sludging through book 1 and then 2.  The author also did a much better job in this book, by keeping the point of view much cleaner.  When a new point of view was introduced, the author started a new chapter for the most part.  These clean breaks, made the book much more accessible and less confusing. It appears that Fletcher learned from the mistakes made in book 1.  I would encourage all to read, this series as the ending is enjoyable. Family friendliness is 5 out of 5 for this entire series, this is definitely oriented towards kids and older youth as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have absilutrky bo idea what is going on. Xd
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cindylb More than 1 year ago
Good book
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Nice...booby but nice... Booby lol im so funny XD
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You mut make a moive for this sieres the best ever must buy MUST BUY 100% BEST must make a moive for this
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Twotalent More than 1 year ago
Like the first two books in the Trilogy, Silvertongue is as engaging as they come! The character growth is fun to follow, and the twists and turns are amazing. I highly recommend:-D
Yoni Gilad More than 1 year ago
Book 1 and 2 were awsome. Cant wait to finjsh book 3.
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