After a wonderful summer sailing, Verity Gallant just wants life to stay the same for ever. But as she should know by now, not everything in life turns out as we would like. The land is shifting beneath the ancient harbour town of Wellow, causing mysterious caves to appear in cliff faces, terrifying rock falls and dangerous landslides. And the earth isn't the only thing crumbling...Verity is thrilled that Jeb has returned, but their feelings for each other threaten her friendship with Henry and Martha. Once again Verity and her friends are embroiled in a tale of evil, intrigue and lost love, as a powerful force works its way towards Wellow, hell-bent on putting an end to all happiness. "The Heart of Stone" is the key, and the race is on to find it...
Melanie Welsh spent her formative years in the sailing town of Cowes, on the Isle of Wight. The tightly-bound community, maritime history and captivating landscapes of the southern Island were all sources of inspiration for the fictional town of Wellow in which Mistress of the Storm and Heart of Stone are set. Melanie lives in Suffolk, near the seaside town of Southwold, with her husband Lucien and their two sons, Joe and Ben.Review:
"Welsh writes just beautifully - there's an ease and a flow about everything and so Heart of Stone is an absolute pleasure to read. The sailing sequences are possibly my favourites as they're written with clear affection. Just as with Swallows and Amazons, they will make even the most confirmed of landlubbers - me, for instance - long to take to the waves in a special dinghy all of their very own" The Bookbag "Filled with magic, intrigue, myth, adventure and developing friendships this charming tale that's beautifully written has it all, and deserves to be on everyone's bookshelf, along with the first in the series" Scribbler! Magazine "A story sure to grip readers by the heart" Kirkus "There is an old-fashioned feel to the characters and setting - but this will not detract from its appeal to lovers of fantasy who want a compelling plot combined with depth of characterisation and emotional resonance" -- Anne Harding The School Librarian
Descrizione libro David Fickling Books, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 416 pages. 7.32x5.35x1.38 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0385617674
Descrizione libro David Fickling Books, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0385617674