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 BookmenReview:
“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.”
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Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. Ex Library book in good condition. Complete with dust jacket. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0006372855
Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. The Moon Of Gomrath This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780001845039
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Book Description HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks 30/06/1983, 1983. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780001845039
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 Collins, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-267-93-0368000
Book Description Collins, London, 1971. Hard Cover. Book Condition: F-. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. Fifth Impression. F-/VG. 8vo. original terracotta boards (endpapers slightly offset, else clean & bright throughout) in dustwrapper (a little rubbed and frayed at extremities, slight spotting to flaps); pp. 160, with endpaper maps. A near fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 021059
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