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The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

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by Alan Garner
     
 

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The much-loved classic, finally in ebook.First published over 50 years ago, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is one of the greatest fantasy novels of all time.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

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The much-loved classic, finally in ebook.First published over 50 years ago, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is one of the greatest fantasy novels of all time.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?Book one in the Weirdstone trilogy, followed by THE MOON OF GOMRATH.

Alan Garner was born in Cheshire on 17th October 1934, and his childhood was spent in Alderley Edge, where his family has lived for more than four hundred years. He was awarded the OBE in 2001, for his services to literature.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-Alan Garner's novel (CollinsVoyager, pap. 2002), first published in 1960, is a classic multilayered British fantasy with dwarves, elves, wizards, goblins, and a shape-shifter. Listeners may be challenged by the many complex names, places, and creatures that make up the story, which has its basis in Celtic and Norse mythology. The protagonists, Susan and Collin, go to Alderley Edge in Cheshire to stay with their mother's former nurse while their parents are abroad. They immediately set out to explore the countryside and set magical events in motion. In the forest, they stumble upon the great wizard who watches over 140 sleeping knights and their horses who are awaiting the time when it will be necessary for them to save the world from evil. Susan realizes that a stone in her bracelet is the famous Firefrost, whose powerful magic safeguards the knights. When her moonstone is stolen, an adventure-laden quest ensues to recapture the stone from the forces of evil. The story is continued in a sequel, The Moon of Gomrath. Philip Madoc reads with a strong, deep voice, effecting the right mood for the menacing events that unfold. The haunting musical interludes between chapters add to the suspense. A good purchase for libraries with comprehensive fantasy audiobook collections. Fans of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis will enjoy this title.-Jo-Ann Carhart, East Islip Public Library, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007539062
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/15/2013
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
160,034
File size:
920 KB
Age Range:
9 Years

Meet the Author

Alan Garner was born and still lives in Cheshire, an area which has had a profound effect on his writing and provided the seed of many ideas worked out in his books.

His fourth book, ‘The Owl Service’ brought Alan Garner to everyone’s attention. It won two important literary prizes – The Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal – and was made into a serial by Granada Television. It has established itself as a classic and Alan Garner as a writer of great distinction.

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The Weirdstone of Brisingamen: A Tale of Alderley 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fantasy story about a stone which a wizard has created to make his knights lay in rest but still be alive for lots and lots of years.This stone has reached a girl called susan who doesent know that it is something which the wizard has lost.The baddies are trying to destroy the stone to make the wizards knights die and then they can kill the wizard who had already chucked the baddies boss Nastrond into a pit called an abyss.