Author: Alan Garner

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Book:The Owl Service

The Owl Service

Alan Garner

Something is scratching around in the attic above Alison's room. Yet the only thing up there is a stack of grimy old plates. Alison and her stepbrother, Roger, discover that the flowery patterns on the plates, when traced onto paper, can be fitted together to create owls--owls that disappear when no one is watching. With each vanished owl, strange events begin to happen . As the kids uncover the mystery of the owl service, they become trapped within a local legend, playing out roles in a tragic love story that has repeated itself for generations . . . and has always ended in disaster.

Book:The Weirdstone trilogy

The Weirdstone trilogy

Alan Garner

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?

Book:Boneland: Book 3 of Weirdstone trilogy

Boneland: Book 3 of Weirdstone trilogy

Alan Garner

The crowning achievement of an astonishing career, Boneland concludes the story that began over fifty years ago in The Weirdstone of Brisingamen.

If the sleeper wakes, the dream dies…

Professor Colin Whisterfield spends his days at Jodrell Bank, using the radio telescope to look for his lost sister in the Pleiades. At the same time, and in another time, the Watcher cuts the rock and dances, to keep the sky above the earth and the stars flying. Colin can’t remember; and he remembers too much. Before the age of twelve years and nine months is a blank. After that he recalls everything: where he was, what he was doing, in every minute of every hour of every day. But Colin will have to remember what happened when he was twelve, if he wants to find his sister. And the Watcher will have to find the Woman. Otherwise the skies will fall, and there will be only winter, wanderers and moon…

Book:The Moon of Gomrath

The Moon of Gomrath: Book 2 of Weirdstone trilogy

Alan Garner

A weird and marvellously evocative tale of Celtic mysteries. Who now brings fire to the mound at the Eve of Gomrath said a cold, thin voice. Colin and Susan turned. The flames were a scarlet curtain between hill and sky, and within them were three men. Even while the children looked they became more solid, rounded and independent of the flames. Then they were real, and terrible. Red were they all, eapons, clothing and hair, both horses and men, and they rode slowely out of the fire, looming black against the glare of the hilltop. Run said Colin to Susan. But suddenly there was a drumming of hoofs and a flutter of cloaks as they were hooked off their feet and thrown across the necks of horses that hurled themselves through the night as though the world’s ruin were at their heels.

Book:The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen: Book 1 of Weirdstone trilogy

Alan Garner

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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