This lavish hardback edition of The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Alan Garner's seminal fantasy masterpiece. Featuring a beautiful new design, and a foreword by Alan himself, it is a must-have collector's item for any lover of great children's fiction.
When Colin and Susan are pursued by eerie creatures across Alderley Edge, they are saved by the Wizard. He takes them into the caves of Fundindelve, where he watches over the enchanted sleep of one hundred and forty knights.
But the heart of the magic that binds them – Firefrost, also known as the Weirdstone of Brisingamen – has been lost. The Wizard has been searching for the stone for more than 100 years, but the forces of evil are closing in, determined to possess and destroy its special power.
Colin and Susan realise at last that they are the key to the Weirdstone’s return. But how can two children defeat the Morrigan and her deadly brood?
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“Marvellously exciting… Alan Garner is at his best writing of night and dark water… the story is ferocious and deeply felt.”
“Briskly adventurous yet ripe with wonder, exciting and imaginative.”
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is a magic stone which by its magic binds in sleep a band of knights, until the day should come when they must wake to fight Nastrond, the Spirit of Evil, and all his forces. But the wizard whose duty it was to guard the stone and the sleeping knights has lost it.
This tale the wizard himself tells two children, Colin and Susan, who are staying with a local farmer and his wife. Now Susan has a charm bracelet, and on the bracelet they discover the precious stone!
But the bracelet is seized by the evil powers. Colin and Susan recover it, and the rest of the book is a breathtaking chase through underground mines, woods and streams, so that the stone can be returned to the wizard at exactly the right moment. When they finally arrive at the appointed place he is not there to meet them…
THE WEIRDSTONE OF BRISINGAMEN
Reviewers hailed Alan Garner as a great new writer in 1960:
"Excellent and overflowing with largesse and imagination is this first novel by Alan Garner…a piece of marvellously sustained invention. This is a fine, new-mint book with echoes in it from the best of the old."
THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
"The suspense is superb. Mr Garner has written one of those grand tales that may well be read a hundred years hence as eagerly as it is read now."
"Absolutely first class. Well written, well told, it mixes legend, fact and fairy tale."
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
THE MOON OF GOMRATH
Its sequel – acclaimed by the critics when published in 1963:
"It is not only powerful but remarkably sophisticated."
JOHN R. TOWNSEND, '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 BOOKMEN
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Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007371101
Book Description HarperCollins Children's Books, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007371101