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Alan Garner Message Board 11/24/2008 12:13:48 PM
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Author Garner's Book Reviews

The Moon of Gomrath
A wildly good read, 'The Moon of Gomrath', brings the age of England's Middlearth back to confront the present day. Authentic Celts from the Iron Age, Bronze Age, and long before, are unleashed in the modern world. It is the modern folk, to whom these things are now but a superstition and have not the understanding of them, who are most in danger. This intense and intelligent poetry-and-powers adventure is the sequel to 'The Weirdstone of Brisingamen', a...
The Owl Service
This is an intense tale aimed at older teenagers about the repeating patterns of ancient and modern emotions. Alison and Roger are step-brother and step-sister. Alison's mother is divorced and has married again to Clive, Roger's father, and a kind man. They are on summer holiday in mid-Wales at the family retreat, a large old house which Alison has inherited. The house has a dark and dangerous history, with roots deep in Welsh history and the legends of ...
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
This exciting tale of magic and myth fits neatly between the most excellent Hobbit, and the Harry Potter series. It is set in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, which is a shire in the Midlands of Britain. Colin and Susan move to their relations who own a farm and have their roots deep in the soil of the land. The tale of the knights who lie in a magical sleep underground; never aging, guarded by ancient magic and a lonely wizard, is well known to the locals. They...