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Stoneheart: Book 1 - Stoneheart (Paperback)

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Paperback 496 Pages / Published: 20/09/2007
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'Deep in the City something had been woken, so old that people had been walking past it for centuries without giving it a second look...'

When George breaks the dragon's head outside the Natural History Museum he awakes an ancient power. This prehistoric beast, sentry-still for centuries, hunts him down with a terrifying wrath. And this is just the beginning... The taints and spits - statues with opposing natures - are warring forces; wreaking deadly havoc on the city landscape. The World War One gunner offers protection of sorts; and the wisdom of the Sphinx is legendary. But George and his companion Edie are trapped in a world of danger. And worse - they are quite alone. The rest of London is oblivious to their plight.

This epic adventure exposes forces long-layered in the fabric of London. After entering its richly original and breathtaking world, the city streets and skyline will never again seem the same!

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9780340911631
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 394 g
Dimensions: 200 x 160 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An extremely clever and original book .... The idea alone is so interesting that is would appeal to almost everybody -- Emily Morton, aged 14 * Scottish Sunday Herald *
Intelligently and elegantly written, with pace and suspence, varied and convincing dialogue and big themes of loyalty, sacrifice and emotional growth, Stoneheart will make readers see London with new eyes * The Sunday Times *
After entering its richly original and breathtaking world, the city streets and skyline will never again seem the same * Children's Zone *
A fantastical, fast-paced adventure * Publishing News *
The plot is intricate, multi-layered and the world in which the boys are trapped is breathtaking. Charlie Fletcher is a brilliant storyteller and Stone Heart is an epic adventure that's not to be missed * Love Reading 4 Kids *
A really exciting read * Surrey Quarterly Magazine *
Erudition, lively prose and ingenuity combine, making this a not-to-be-missed addition to the fantasy oeuvre that will have readers thumping the air with delight! * Books For Keeps *
Another highly original fantasy ... the unrelentling thrills never let up and the careful and intelligent integration of realities never interefers with the action * School Librarian *
Thrilling stuff * The Scotsman *
Exploding with action on every page. I was gripped from the very first line ... A must-read for fantasy and adventure lovers -- Abbie Smith, aged 12 * Watford Observer *
Fantastic! -- Lisa Brown, aged 13 * Watford Observer *
Adventurous, believable and easy to get into the story -- Andrew Reid, St Thomas Aquin's High * Teen Titles *
A highly original page-turner ... This breathtakingly imaginative and inventive fantasy/horror story should come with a warning that once begun it is impossible to put down. The term page-turner does not do it justice and it will change your view of London forever * Book Trust *
Darkly magical * The Guardian *
A fantastical, fast-paced adventure. * Publishing News *
An immensely enjoyable page turner with a thrilling twist around every corner! -- Eleanor Colquitt, year 7 * The Whitehaven News *
Thrilling stuff. * The Scotsman *
An admirable debut. * The Sunday Times *
A highly original page-turner. * The Sunday Times *
A supernatural thriller with an intriguing premise. * The Mail on Sunday *

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“INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!”

I loved this book from start to finish.

Ever heard of the statues of London attempting to kill a boy for an accident in his past. Of course you haven't. But be warned, if you read this book, you'll never... More

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