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ISBN13: 9780786851942
ISBN10: 0786851945
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Deep in the English countryside, the unearthing of an ancient Celtic cross awakens an imprisoned dragon and unleashes a smoldering evil. Less than a mile away, 13-year-old Michael McIntyre falls asleep on a lush green hill, and wakes up with frightening and sinister new abilities. Michael possesses the four gifts of the dragon — and he's not the only one, nor is he the most powerful. The others, whose identities will be slowly revealed, offer Michael powers beyond his wildest dreams if he will keep their secret safe. Now he must choose: give up these astonishing but devastating new abilities and help his family and friends banish the evil that lies beneath their fragile earth, or join the others in their crusade to protect their gifts and set the dragon free — a choice that may well destroy everyone Michael loves. Those with power will stop at nothing to keep its secret, while those without it need Michael's protection to survive. Buried Fire combines elements of fantasy and mythology in a spellbinding tale of good versus evil.

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"A page-turner with an English accent...the adventure is absorbing and the author does an outstanding job of keeping the reader guessing." Children's Literature

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"This thriller will appeal to those fantasy fans who are strong readers." Kliatt

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Combining elements of fantasy and Celtic mythology, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Amulet of Samarkand introduces a spellbinding tale of good versus evil.

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When Michael staggers home red-eyed and confused from an afternoon alone on the hill, his family suspect sunstroke, or even drugs. But the truth is more terrifying than that. By digging up a Celtic cross in the churchyard, church excavators have released the evil influences of a dragon long buried under the neighbouring hill, and powerful forces are at large Sinister neighbours have already yielded to the enticements of this power and are determined to make Michael one of their own. The fragile bonds that link Michael with his brother and sister are seemingly about to be destroyed in a fight for his soul...

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Jonathan Stroud is a former editor who has already published several children's books in England, where he lives.

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Shoshana, May 17, 2008 (view all comments by Shoshana)
'm sorry to say that, other than trolling for short stories in anthologies, I've exhausted all of Jonathan Stroud's U.S.-available works. Like Garth Nix, Stroud writes young adult fantasy young adult horror underpinnings. Buried Fire is no exception. Overtly a story about dragons and the powers they bestow, it quickly reveals its preoccupation with the unspoken underside--under ground, lost in history, evil, and unconscious. the protagonist, Michael, is as problematic as the protagonist of the Bartimaeus Trilogy; that is, he's an adolescent. Less subtle but more complex than The Leap, it is most similar to The Last Siege, which remains the best of these three.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786851942
Author:
Stroud, Jonathan
Publisher:
Miramax
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
England
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
TradePB
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.19 in 8 oz
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 336 pages Miramax Books - English 9780786851942 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A page-turner with an English accent...the adventure is absorbing and the author does an outstanding job of keeping the reader guessing."
"Review" by , "This thriller will appeal to those fantasy fans who are strong readers."
"Synopsis" by , Combining elements of fantasy and Celtic mythology, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Amulet of Samarkand introduces a spellbinding tale of good versus evil.
"Synopsis" by , When Michael staggers home red-eyed and confused from an afternoon alone on the hill, his family suspect sunstroke, or even drugs. But the truth is more terrifying than that. By digging up a Celtic cross in the churchyard, church excavators have released the evil influences of a dragon long buried under the neighbouring hill, and powerful forces are at large Sinister neighbours have already yielded to the enticements of this power and are determined to make Michael one of their own. The fragile bonds that link Michael with his brother and sister are seemingly about to be destroyed in a fight for his soul...
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