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The Weirdstone of Brisingamen: A Tale of Alderley
Synopses & Reviews
Neither Susan nor her brother, Colin, ever thought that war would be waged over a simple gemstone in her bracelet. But that's what happens when the children visit Alderley Edge, a spooky place in a remote part of England. There, they meet the wizard Cadellin, who needs the stone to rouse his allies in the never-ending battle between good and evil. But when the stone vanishes, Susan and Colin must find it before the forces of evil use it to destroy all the goodness that ever existed in the world.
Includes an afterword by the author.
A young girl and her brother are catapulted into a battle between good and evil for possession of a magical stone of great power that is contained in her bracelet.
Alan Garner's Tales of Alderley are back with a new look
Two children battle Evil itself in this fantasy classic. Marvelously exciting . . . the story is ferocious and deeply felt.--New Statesman A piece of marvelously sustained invention. . . . A fine, new-mint book with echoes in it from the best of the old.--(London) Times Literary Supplement
Two children battle Evil itself in this fantasy classic. "Marvelously exciting . . . the story is ferocious and deeply felt."--New Statesman "A piece of marvelously sustained invention. . . . A fine, new-mint book with echoes in it from the best of the old."--(London) Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
ALAN GARNER is the award-winning author of Elidor, The Owl Service, and The Stone Book Quartet. He lives in Cheshire, England.
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