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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.


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)

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Disney Press
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Stoneheart Trilogy Series , #3
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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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