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The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
Alan Garner

Genre:
Mysteries and ghost stories

Ancient magic in the countryside around Alderley Edge in Cheshire – blurb to follow.

3.7

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3 comments on “The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

  1. ibuglione says:

    Fritening thrilling and just plain incredible. If you are under nine and you read this then get a dream catcher now.

  2. ibuglione says:

    Frightening thrilling and just plain incredible. If you are under nine and you read this then get a dream catcher.

  3. Mr Milne says:

    An extraordinary, thrilling and frightening novel in which the real world setting of Alderley Edge in Cheshire is overlaid with a fantasy world of legend and folklore (in the same way as in Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising, also in the 100 books – in fact, there are many similarities between the two books). It is a story of good against forces of darkness – proper, black, murderous evil (shape-shifting sorceress, goblins, giant eyeless wolf-like dogs, monstrous female walking green stone figures, warlocks). The tension builds and builds as Colin and Susan, brother and sister caught up in the struggle, take part in a long, terrifying, panicked, claustrophobic pursuit through underground caverns and mines, and then across the Cheshire countryside, desperately hiding from the birds which spy for the darkness, attack screaming and clawing from the sky (reminiscent of Hitchcock’s The Birds (shot three years after The Weirdstone was published)), and raucously shriek their location to the motley alignment of murderous creatures chasing them across the countryside intent on taking possession of The Weirdstone of Brisingamen.