Two timeless classics from one of the greatest fantasy writers of all time.
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen:
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?
The Moon of Gomrath:
It is the Eve of Gomrath – the night of the year when the Old Magic is aroused. Had Colin and Susan known this, they would never have lighted a fire on the Beacon, thereby releasing the uncontrollable ferocity of the Wild Hunt. Soon they are inextricably caught up in the struggle between their friend, the Wizard Cadellin, and the evil Morrigan.
The strength of their courage will determine whether or not they survive the awaiting ordeal…
Praise for The Moon of Gomrath: ‘Not only powerful but full of wild and whirling adventure… the reader is drawn right into the midst of it all.’ Guardian
Praise for The Weirdstone of Brisingamen: ‘Marvellously exciting… Alan Garner is at his best writing of night and dark water… the story is ferocious and deeply felt.’ New Statesman
Praise for The Owl Service: ‘Not meant only for children… The power grows, throbs nearer, builds to unbearable tension, and comes to wild release in the last few pages.’ The Guardian
Praise for Red Shift: ‘A magnificently multilayered novel… and a superbly exciting piece of literature.’ The Times
About the author
Alan Garner was born and still lives in Cheshire, an area which has had a profound effect on his writing and provided the seed of many ideas worked out in his books.
His fourth book, ‘The Owl Service’ brought Alan Garner to everyone’s attention. It won two important literary prizes – The Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal – and was made into a serial by Granada Television. It has established itself as a classic and Alan Garner as a writer of great distinction.