Grimpow

Grimpow

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Grimpow had no idea who the dead man was, but hidden in his leather bag was a treasure that would change his life for ever. Ruby and emerald encrusted daggers, silver coins, jewels, and a letter with a golden seal depicting a snake swallowing its own tail. And clutched in the man's firm grip - a stone. A stone that will shape Grimpow's destiny. For when he holds it in his hand strange things begin to happen. Visions of places he's never been fill his mind and he's able to read the strange language in the letter and a message meant for someone else entirely. So begins his journey with the stone. A centuries' long journey that has driven sane men crazy, turned peaceful men to violence, and made strong men powerless. No man has ever unlocked its secrets. But no boy has ever tried.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 131 x 199 x 29mm | 300g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552554618
  • 9780552554619
  • 889,650

About Rafael Ábalos Nuevo

Rafael Abalos was born in Archidona (Malaga) in October 1956, the third of eight children. Though a lawyer by profession, a few years ago he started writing literature, resulting in an experience that was both 'magical' and unexpected. Grimpow is his third novel. Translated from Spanish by Noel Baca Castex.show more

Review quote

"A gripping story, translated from Spanish" -- Ben Scott Carousel "Full of adventures with lots of exciting bits" Teen Titlesshow more

Back cover copy

Suddenly the ice on the dead man's hair and eyebrows started to melt. Then, slowly, his whole body began to dissolve on the snow, until it disappeared completely . . . Grimpow had no idea who the dead man was, but hidden in his leather bag was a treasure that would change his life for ever. Ruby and sapphire encrusted daggers, silver coins, jewels and a letter with a golden seal depicting a snake swallowing its own tail. And clutched in the man's firm grip - a stone. A stone that will shape Grimpow's destiny. For when he holds it in his hand strange things begin to happen. Visions of palces he's never been fill his mind and he's able to read the strange language in the letter and a message meant for someone else entirely. So begins his journey with the stone. A centuries' long journey that has driven sane men crazy, turned peaceful men to violence, and made strong men powerless. No man has ever unlocked its secrets. But no boy has ever tried.show more

Review Text

"Full of adventures with lots of exciting bits"show more

Rating details

1,588 ratings
3.34 out of 5 stars
5 17% (268)
4 28% (441)
3 35% (548)
2 14% (227)
1 7% (104)
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