Had Colin and Susan known that the Eve of Gomrath is the time of the year at which the Old Magic is most likely to be aroused, they would never have lit a fire on the Beacon. The realisation that their blaze is giving off no heat is only the last in a line of eerie discoveries, for already Susan has suffered strangely at the hands of a black and formless evil and rumour has it that the hideous Morrigan has left her haunts in the bleak northern waters to bring death and destruction to pleasanter lands. As the elves and dwarfs come swiftly to the caves of Fundindelve, home of the wizard Cadellin Silverbrow, to seek council for the coming struggle, more fearsome forces are gathering in the woods on Alderley Edge, and they, too, are preparing for battle. "Weird and marvellously evocative tale of Celtic mysteries, elves, spirits and strange presences felt, mingled to make high adventure for Colin and Susan - and peril for Susan. It is a timeless story, full of wonder and magic, terror and beauty. A fine author indeed, and perhaps one of a new generation of classics." - "Books and Bookmen". "Although the story leaps and flashes along with the poetic authority of genuine folklore, the thoughtful reader could find in it a fable of our time." - "The Teacher". "It is not only powerful but remarkably sophisticated." - John R. Townsend, "Guardian". "For fantasy and excitement and vivid imagination that seems so perfectly natural and right, "The Moon of Gomrath" is truly a 'find'." - "Methodist Recorder". "In this saga of wild magic, Alan Garner achieves really powerful effects of beauty and terror that hold a reader well beyond the close." - "The Listener". ""The Moon of Gomrath" is not only powerful but full of wild and whirling adventure! The reader is drawn right into the midst of it all." - "The Guardian".
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Critical acclaim from 1963: "It is not only powerful but remarkably sophisticated." The Guardian "Weird and marvellously evocative tale of Celtic mysteries, elves, spirits and strange presences felt, mingled to make high adventure for Colin and Susan -- and peril for Susan. It is a timeless story, full of wonder and magic, terror and beauty. A fine author indeed, and perhaps one of a new generation of classics." Books and BookmenAbout 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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Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Dustjacket. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001581460
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Book Description Collins. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2689182164
Book Description Collins, London, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First edition sixth impression Octavo hardback in original format with the excellent George Adamson dust jacket 160 pages end paper maps Near Fine condition in Near Fine unclipped dust jacket, now in clear protective sleeve. No inscriptions. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 059345
Book Description William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, London, 1963. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Jacket design by George Adamson (illustrator). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First edition, first impression, SIGNED BY ALAN GARNER, WITHOUT DEDICATION ON TITLE PAGE.Some edge wear, chipping, short closed tears and old tape marks affecting top and bottom of jacket and spine, corners rubbed and creased with small loss, folds slightly rubbed, but overall iconic jacket by George Adamson very bright and unsunned. Some offsetting and old tape stains affecting map endpapers, top corner of ffep clipped off, internally clean tight and square, not price clipped (12s.6d), no inscriptions, overall a very good+ copy. The sequel to 'The Weirdstone of Brisingamen'. 160pp. One of the best books for children ever written, very rare now in this first edition signed by the author. Photos on request. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 002534