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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (939 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan Garner Narrator: Jonathan Keeble Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Towers - like flame. A candle in darkness. A black wind.

Roland Watson wasn't expecting to see things like that when he kicked a football into a condemned church. But once inside, he is taken from the slums of Manchester to the ruins of a magical kingdom. And only he can bring back the light to Elidor.

With his brothers and sister, Roland has to solve ancient riddles and brave dark forces to save the mythical land. But he has to prevent those same forces destroying their own world, too.

Brilliantly mixing myths and fantasy with spare and acute reality, Alan Garner's third novel secured his place at the forefront of children's writing, with his work also appealing greatly to adult readers. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cooper Renner | 2/17/2014

    " A bit clumsy in the early chapters, absolutely superb for the final 2/3. "Fantasy" set in the suburbs! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Michele | 2/2/2014

    " Dark and haunting and strange. And not necessarily in a good way. This is a children's book in character and reading level, but give this to a kid and you may turn them off fantasy forever. Which is too bad, because I loved Weirdstone of Brisingamen (apart from the cheesy Star Wars knock-off cover on my edition) and The Owl Service. But this one...well, "disappointed" doesn't half cover it. Add in "thin" and "odd" and "very depressing indeed" and you might approach it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Aimee | 1/29/2014

    " I find Alan Garner's style of writing sometimes impenetrable, because nothing is explained for ease of reading. However, this is a rewarding young adult urban fantasy classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angela Mortimer | 1/12/2014

    " it is a tale for all those imaginative children who look for real adventure and long to find their way into an alternative world where they might find it with all that entails - being alone and far from home. "

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