The Hounds of the Morrigan

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9780064472050: The Hounds of the Morrigan

Set in the world of Irish mythology and faery tales, this story tells of the coming of the Great Queen, the Morrigan, from out of the west to free the snake and bring destruction to the world. When ten-year-old Pidge finds the crumbling pages of an old manuscript in a second-hand bookshop in Galway, he unwittingly releases the serpent Olc-Glas and the forces of good and evil gather to do battle. The Morrigan, goddess of death and destruction, has set her evil heart on gaining Olc-Glas and adding its poison to her own, thereby casting her shadow over the world. Pidge and Brigit are chosen to thwart the Morrigan, and so encounter many adventures on the way, as well as meeting an array of unforgettable characters.

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A wonderfully written fantasy set in the west of Ireland which tells of the coming of the Great Queen who is bent on bringing destruction to the world. Only Pidge and Brigit can stop her and their task seems impossible as they're constantly trailed by the queen's hounds. But they're aided in their quest by a host of willing helpers - a glorious array of unforgettable characters. BLThis book has been in print continuously for well over 15 years and has proved itself as one of the best-sellers on our list BLA fresh new look for the next generation of readers BLHas sold all over the world, and has been translated into many different languages, making it an internationally acclaimed book

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If you loved Harry Potter, try this book. ( Publishers Weekly)

If you want fantasy proper, the huge, enjoyable quest book, packed with invention, foul evil versus good, you're in luck, for such a work is The Hounds of the Morrigan. ( The Observer)

This is a most remarkable book ( School Librarian)

A most magical book. ( Irish Times)

A treat. ( The Observer)

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