Seven o'clock, on a Monday morning, five hundred years after the end of the world, and goblins had been at the cellar again...
Maddy Smith was born with a rusty-coloured runemark on her hand - a symbol of the old gods and definitely cause for suspicion. For magic is dangerous. Or so everyone thinks. But Maddy enjoys working magic. Even if it is just to control some pesky goblins. And every time her friend, One-Eye - a good-for-nowt Outlander - comes by, he teaches her more and more about the gods and the runes.
Now he wants Maddy to open Red Horse Hill and descend into World Below to retrieve a relic of the old gods. Otherwise it is likely to be the End of Everything. Again . . .
An epic romp into the heart of the old Norse tales: wild, dangerous, richly inventive and superbly imaginative.
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"Especially enjoyable are Harris' aphorisms, her satire of joyless piety and the comically irreverant vernacular spoken by a dissolute goblin and the trickster god Loki" (Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times)
"Joanne Harris deploys a big cast in relentless action across a cosmic panorama. This is a mighty feat of storytelling and a fascination re-envisionment of Norse mythology" ( Books for Keeps)
"Her dramatic story rollocks along for 536 pages with magical transformations, nets of blue fire and a spunky heroine" (Amanda Craig The Times)
"This is a fantastic romp through the world of ancient magic, which should appeal to all adventure lovers aged 10-12 and above" (Ruth Coleman Inis)
Odin, Loki and the other Norse gods come to life in this hugely imaginative and very funny fantasy novel from the bestselling writer of the adult bestsellers Chocolat and The Lollipop Shoes.
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Descrizione libro Corgi Childrens, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110552555754