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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.

Alan Garner is a master on a level only slightly lower than Tolkien and Lewis. In "The Weirdstone of Brisingamen," award-winning Cheshire writer Alan Garner retells the ancient legend of the cave of the sleeping king as a Young Adult fantasy. 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.

His first book, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen: A Tale of Alderley (1960), is a fantasy tale in which twins Colin and Susan must contend with supernatural forces after discovering that they possess a magical gem. It is set in Alderley Edge in Garner’s native Cheshire.

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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.

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. Alderley - 1 ). Alan Garner. Susan and Colin have been sent to their mother’s nurse for 6 months. 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 Weirdstone of Brisingamen. 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 woods were hushed; the day promised fine. Publisher: Collins, 1960. Myths awake, and the children and their mentors, human, dwarf and elf, set out on a quest to return the stone before the twilight of the gods can descend.

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

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen a-1. Folk and fairy tales have not always been relegated to children, and older readers will appreciate Garner's ability to give these stories a new vitality for our time.

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Two children battle Evil itself in this fantasy classic. "Marvelously exciting . . . the story is ferocious and deeply felt."--New Statesman "A piece of marvelously sustained invention. . . . A fine, new-mint book with echoes in it from the best of the old."--(London) Times Literary Supplement

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen: A Tale of Alderley epub download

ISBN13: 978-0152017668

ISBN: 0152017666

Author: Alan Garner

Category: Books for children

Subcategory: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Language: English

Publisher: Magic Carpet Books; Reprint edition (April 15, 1998)

Pages: 288 pages

ePUB size: 1506 kb

FB2 size: 1733 kb

Rating: 4.4

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Flower
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.
Flower
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.
Hatе&love
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.
Hatе&love
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.
Lestony
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.
Lestony
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.
Ramsey`s
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.
Ramsey`s
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.
Hrguig
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!
Hrguig
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!
Jwalextell
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?
Jwalextell
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?
Timberahue
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.
Timberahue
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.