Spellfall (Earthaven, #1)

Spellfall (Earthaven, #1)

by Katherine Roberts

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Overview

Natalie thinks she is an ordinary girl until she sees a spell in the supermarket car park.

She soon discovers her mother came from Earthaven, a place of breathtaking wonder where unicorns roam and giant trees talk. Her father is a Thrall who sells spells across the boundary between worlds. And Natalie has inherited powers the exiled spellmage Lord Hawk needs, if he is to take his revenge on the Spell Lords who banished him.

Snatched from her family and forced to choose sides in a magical battle between two worlds, Natalie's only hope is to join forces with her captor's son, the inept spell-caster Merlin. Can they discover Hawk's evil plans in time to save Earthaven and its magic?

“Roberts knows exactly how to rack up the tension and create parallel universes.” The Guardian.

“A thrilling and fast-paced fantasy adventure with shades of Tolkien and Pullman.” The Bookseller.

First published in 2001, Spellfall was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and voted “the book most likely to fill the Harry Potter void” by American independent booksellers in the same year.

A sequel - Spellspring - is now available.

Find out more at www.katherineroberts.co.uk

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016780825
Publisher: Katherine Roberts
Publication date: 04/17/2013
Series: Earthaven , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 471 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Katherine Roberts grew up in the southwest of England, where her first fantasy stories were told to her little brother at bedtime. She graduated in mathematics from the University of Bath, after which she worked for the General Electric Company, and later for an American company developing business models for petrol stations. When redundancy struck in 1989, she fulfilled her childhood dream of working with horses in a National Hunt racing yard, writing in her spare time.

After several years of writing short fantasy and horror stories for genre magazines, her first book Song Quest won the 2000 Branford Boase Award for best debut novel for young readers, kick-starting her career as an author. Her books have been published by HarperCollins, Chicken House and Scholastic US, and translated into 12 languages worldwide – one of them even hit the bestseller list in Taiwan. Her latest series for young readers, The Pendragon Legacy about King Arthur’s daughter, is published in the UK by Templar Books.

Away from her computer, Katherine enjoys folk music, cycling, skiing, and horse riding holidays. She has flown a glider solo and scared herself silly doing aerobatics in a small plane. All of these experiences eventually find their way into her books – though sometimes the horse becomes a unicorn, and the plane becomes a dragon!

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Spellfall 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
spellfall is the best book i have ever read!!! it was a little bit boring at the biggining though.
susiesharp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a good book.Natakie is a normal girl ,so she thinks.Her father has been drunk since the death of her mother,she has a stepmother who treats her well but a stepbrother who does not.She finds a spell laying on the ground and things get very bad for her from there.She is kidnapped by an evil Caster,Hawk who is trying to excact his revenge for being banished from Earthhaven.She soon finds out her mother was a Spell Lady and its up to her to stop Hawk.She gets help from unlikely people,and as her stepmother says crisis brings a family closer.
booknutzz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book by an author who was new to me. Tho' it's classed as young adult fantasy, it held up very well. Character development was good and I especially liked the heroine, Natalie. I wanted the story to continue a little longer and to know more about the other characters in the book to flesh out the story a little better. Exploring others of her books. The Og reminds me of Piers Anthony's Shade of the Tree.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!"!!
llllllll More than 1 year ago
I remember reading this a long time ago, and I remember it was one of the best books I had ever read. I loved it. Especially the kidnapping scene. It felt like i was actually there and witnessing it for myself. I remember being awake at 3-4 in the morning, and reading this because it was so addictive. I wish I could find it in a store, but I haven't had much luck in finding it. It was really good and I would recommend reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Natalie, Nat, is an unsuspecting young girl with and extraordinary past. I Loved this amazing enrapturing adventure story. OMG i loved IT.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great novel of fantasy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Spellfall is a complicated at first but then your off your seat the next book. I thought that things that looked like candy wrappers are spells? It was a twist. I liked how everything ended but I want a sequel! I reconmmend it to young girls ranging from 11-14.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this story is the best i've ever read.the magic was as if i was there like i was the charactors thats how detailed it is.i would lke to read more books like it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this book!!! it is the first book i have read and i'v read it 7 times!!!! its cover is about to fall off i'v read it so many time's!!!! i really love all the books that katherine roberts has riten, well song quest and that series and spell fall. i really hope she comes out with some more books like spell fall.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book with all of it's twists and turns it was one of the best books I have ever read and I've read a whole lot of books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love fantasy stories and SpellFall is definitely a really good book . the suspense and curiousity of the book kept me reading so much i finished in 2 days! I reccomend this book to everybody that loves fantasy.I only wish there was a sequal to it because i'm curios wat happens to Hawk and the rest of the people in Earthaven.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book, very descriptive, and I can totally relate to the characters. Always full of new twists and turns. Just when you think it's over, something new and exciting happens.
Guest More than 1 year ago
spellfall is a great book. I was so wrapped up in it that I completely forgot about time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Natalie thinks she is just an ordinary girl. She lives an ordinary life with her father, stepmother, and stepbrother. She misses her dead mother terribly. Her father has not been himself since she died. Natalie does not know that her mother had come from another world. One day in the supermarket parking lot, Natalie notices a glimmering wrapper. She has no knowledge that noticing this will lead to her being kidnapped. Natalie's captor knows that she has inherited her mother's power. He wants to force her to join his Spellclave, which will then destroy the magical world Natalie's mother came from, Earthaven. She escapes, aided by her captor's son, Merlin, who is as much a prisoner as Natalie herself is. Together, the two escape into Earthaven, where they discover a world unlike anything they ever imagined. But can they save Earthaven and return to their own world in time? I highly reccomend this enchanting book to readers who enjoy fantasy novels.