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by Alan Garner

ISBN: 000712788X
ISBN13: 978-0007127887
Language: English
Publisher: CollinsVoyager (August 5, 2002)
Pages: 288
Category: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subategory: Young Adult

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The Weirdstone of Brisingamen: A Tale of Alderley is a children's fantasy novel written by the English author Alan Garner.

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen: A Tale of Alderley is a children's fantasy novel written by the English author Alan Garner. Garner began work on the novel, his literary debut, in 1957 after he moved into the late medieval house Toad Hall, in Blackden, Cheshire.

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner In every prayer I offer up, Alderley, and all belonging to it, will be ever a living thought in my heart. Читать онлайн The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. REV. EDWARD STANLEY: 1837 The Legend of Alderley At dawn one still October day in the long ago of the world, across the hill of Alderley, a farmer from Moberley was riding to Macclesfield fair. The morning was dull, but mild; light mists bedimmed his way; the wood. In every prayer I offer up, Alderley, and all belonging to it, will be ever a living thought in my heart. Edward stanley: 1837.

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The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is one of the greatest fantasy novels of all time. Alan Garner’s fiction is something special. Neil Gaiman When Colin and Susan are pursued by eerie creatures across Alderley Edge.

Grimnir sat a little apart from the brood, while over the top of the hill, in an old quarry, were mustered the svart-alfar. They are all there, said the Morrigan. h we think the threat of the mara will bring them out once the night is gone. On the move, we shall have them; but we must raise the fimbulwinter at daybreak. The svart-alfar will remain in the quarry until dawn. You will not be needed, but then again, you may. The watchers have been chosen, and know their duties

First published over 50 years ago, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is one of the grea. But how can two children defeat the Morrigan and her deadly brood? Book one in the Weirdstone trilogy, followed by THE MOON OF GOMRATH. Kids Classics Fantasy Young Adult.

First published over 50 years ago, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is one of the grea.

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. Publisher: Collins, 1960. Susan and Colin have been sent to their mother’s nurse for 6 months. Myths awake, and the children and their mentors, human, dwarf and elf, set.

Alan Garner The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. No part of this text may be reproduced, transmitted, down-loaded, decompiled, reverse engineered, or stored in or introduced into any information storage and retrieval system, in any form or by any means, whether electronic or mechanical, now known or hereinafter invented, without the express written permission of HarperCollins.

Alan Garner’s fiction is something special. But a glimpse of the Weirdstone of Brisingamen puts me straight back into that underground tunnel with Colin and Susan

Alan Garner’s fiction is something special. Garner’s fantasies were smart and challenging, based in the here and now, in which real English places emerged from the shadow of folklore, and in which people found themselves walking, living and battling their way through the dreams and patterns of myth. The wonderful debut by one of our greatest writers. But a glimpse of the Weirdstone of Brisingamen puts me straight back into that underground tunnel with Colin and Susan. The book has been haunting me for forty years and seems determined to follow me to the afterlife.

A tale of Alderley 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?
Comments:
Fearlesshunter
Whereas LOTR is an Epic scale work, Weirdstone is a much more focused, immediate tale. Yet it has an irrepressible charm. Alan Garner does an exceptional job of blending the fantastical events of Arthurian and Norse mythology against the backdrop of rural Cheshire, England of the 1970's. Building "nail-biting, on the edge of your chair" suspense in the process.

To this day, I still recall the worst trial of the mind imaginable, crawling through the mines of Alderley.

His characters both good and evil are beautifully drawn and the dialogue is excellent. And like Tolkien, he has a real linguistic skill in crafting appropriate names. Who can forget the evil Svarts and the Mara. Or the noble Lios Alfar.

For any fan of LOTR, Weirdstone is a must read. I also think it would make for a tremendous movie ... if done properly.

Purestone
I am an adult; an avid reader, especially of classics and 'moral' tales. I really enjoy YA fiction. This little gem is a little slow getting started, but I enjoyed the tale. The characters are likable & the story believable within the context of fantasy. I look forward to checking out the sequels.

Kulalbine
One of the best fantasy works of the last century, without question. Alan Garner is a master on a level only slightly lower than Tolkien and Lewis. This is a charming yet powerful story set in Cheshire, in a mystical place called Alderley Edge, concerning a brother and sister who accidentally, and literally, stumble into Faerie. Beautifully written, weaving together elements of Celtic, Nordic and Saxon mythologies, "Weirdstone" is a perfect book for reading on a cold, rainy night in the accompaniment of hot cocoa and a warm blankie. The highest recommendation.

Modred
My all time favorite book from my childhood. I read it multiple times in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade, again as an adult, and then again recently as an audio book that is brilliantly read and unabridged. Lord of the Rings meets Harry Potter in an easy-reading book written for kids but just as great of a story for adults. I'd love to see it made into a movie.

Brol
I first read this book as a child when I checked it out of the school library. It delighted me then and it still delights me all these years later. I've looked for a copy for years, and now I have a Kindle copy. It's worth every penny!

Vispel
I read this book as a child, and I occasionally re-read it as an adult. There are extremely few books I can think of that can keep my interest for more than a few weeks, let alone thirty-odd years. It has many of the "usual" swords-and-sorcery elements you expect from a fantasy novel, but it has key differences. Everything and everyone is imperfect and therefore plausible. Sides are not clear-cut. Names are taken from actual mythology (or actual places) and aren't simply the product of hitting keys at random. The mythology is consistant. The story doesn't ask you to suspend disbelief, but creates a vivid enough "world" that the reader can live there quite comfortably for a while without suspending anything. These are the hallmarks of an excellent story and a master writer.

It is, of course, meaningless coincidence that they recently found 550 ancient coins in a relatively modern copper mine, when the moisture should have corroded them a thousand or more years before the mine was ever dug, not far from where the Iron Gates are described as being. It IS coincidence... isn't it?

YSOP
I first read this book back in the 1970s when I was still a munchkin. Funny how we try to return to the golden haze of childhood comforts and memories (if you're lucky enough to have had a good childhood of course - I did thankfully) as we grow older and go through troubling times.

As an adult I still think this book is pretty solid and holds itself well compared to other books in the young fantasy genre. When I first read it I hadn't read Lord of the Rings yet and that book has become one of my all-time favorites. Needless to say I now see certain broad similarities in some of the themes (although this book could in no way be truly compared with LOTR) but I think that's probably because both authors used some similar source material (mythologies etc.) rather than Garner being directly influenced by Tolkien.

If you're after a good young fantasy yarn with all of the classic elements (e.g. goblins, witches, wizards, trolls) then this book is a cut above most.

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