25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 18, 2014

Ian Leslie: IMG Empathic Curiosity



Today, we wonder anxiously if digital media is changing our brains. But if there's any time in history when our mental operations changed... Continue »
  1. $18.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$5.95
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Children's Middle Readers- General

The Shadow Hunt

by

The Shadow Hunt Cover

ISBN13: 9780061116766
ISBN10: 0061116769
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: None
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $5.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Wolf is on the run—from the oppressive monastery where he was raised, from the ghosts and demons that haunt the windswept moors of Devil's Edge, and from the shadows in the landscape that resemble the Devil himself.

When Wolf rescues a strange child on Devil's Edge, he takes her to a grand castle hoping to win the favor of its ruler. There he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a girl named Nest, and he thinks he's finally found a place to call home. Wolf is determined to fit in, but not everything is as it seems at the castle. Dark forces are conspiring against Wolf and Nest, and a sinister enemy is looming closer than they could ever realize.

With lies masquerading as reality, will Wolf and Nest learn who they can trust . . . before it's too late?

Critically acclaimed author Katherine Langrish has created a wonderfully spooky and richly imagined world of ghosts and magical creatures, where good may be evil and light may give way to dark.

Review:

"British author Langrish (the Troll trilogy) shifts venue to the British Middle Ages, when Christianity holds sway but Pagan elements also thrive. Wolf, bound to monks at age six, runs away after one beating too many and finds himself on a haunted moor, fleeing wolves, hounds, and men on horseback. In the melee, he catches sight of a strange creature, soon revealed as a naked, terrified girl child, who Wolf is convinced is an elf. The two are taken up by the local lord, Hugo, whose daughter, Nest, sees the elf-child as a last chance to achieve something special before her arranged marriage. Like Nest, Langrish is ambitious: she seeks to create a moment when all beliefs hold a kernel of truth, and supernatural creatures of any origin can overlap. Christian spirituality proffers moments of beauty (on Christmas morning Wolf and Nest witness angels dancing in the sky), while underlying the book's instances of abuse and social oppression. It's a lot of metaphysical freight for one story, but Langrish hasn't lost her touch for vivid action and sympathetic characters. Ages 10 — up. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

About the Author

Katherine Langrish grew up in the Yorkshire Dales, the hill country of northern England, where there are still strong Scandinavian traces (in place names, family names, and even dialect) from the Danes who settled the area a thousand years ago, and where a farming community with an emphasis on neighborly interdependence continues. She graduated with an honors degree in English from the University of London and has been writing stories for most of her life. Living with her husband and two daughters on the edge of the Forest of Fontainebleau, thirty miles from Paris, she began storytelling to classes at the International School. Her family later moved to Corning, New York, where she joined Literacy Volunteers of America. She is the author of two previous novels: Troll Fell, a New York Public Library "One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing" book, and Troll Mill, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. Katherine Langrish currently lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061116766
Author:
Langrish, Katherine
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Good and evil
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100601
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.68x6.68x1.16 in. .92 lbs.
Age Level:
from 10

Other books you might like

  1. Chasing Orion New Hardcover $17.99
  2. Dandelion Fire: Book 2 of the 100... Used Hardcover $6.50
  3. The Wide-Awake Princess Used Trade Paper $5.50
  4. The Knife That Killed Me Used Hardcover $5.95
  5. Lawn Boy Used Book Club Paperback $2.95
  6. Dark Life Used Hardcover $4.95

Related Subjects

Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » Middle Readers » General
Children's » Science Fiction and Fantasy » General

The Shadow Hunt Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.95 In Stock
Product details 336 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061116766 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "British author Langrish (the Troll trilogy) shifts venue to the British Middle Ages, when Christianity holds sway but Pagan elements also thrive. Wolf, bound to monks at age six, runs away after one beating too many and finds himself on a haunted moor, fleeing wolves, hounds, and men on horseback. In the melee, he catches sight of a strange creature, soon revealed as a naked, terrified girl child, who Wolf is convinced is an elf. The two are taken up by the local lord, Hugo, whose daughter, Nest, sees the elf-child as a last chance to achieve something special before her arranged marriage. Like Nest, Langrish is ambitious: she seeks to create a moment when all beliefs hold a kernel of truth, and supernatural creatures of any origin can overlap. Christian spirituality proffers moments of beauty (on Christmas morning Wolf and Nest witness angels dancing in the sky), while underlying the book's instances of abuse and social oppression. It's a lot of metaphysical freight for one story, but Langrish hasn't lost her touch for vivid action and sympathetic characters. Ages 10 — up. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.