War in Hagwood

War in Hagwood

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The final battle for Hagwood is under way The war in Hagwood has begun. Rhiannon Rigantonan, the ruthless High Queen of Faerie, fights not only for her own immortality and her iron rule over Hagwood, but also to serve her most far-reaching ambition: conquering every corner of the known world. While the enchanted casket that holds the High Lady s mortal heart has been found, the golden key that can unlock it and put an end to her reign of terror has been lost. And if the queen gains possession of the key, no one will be able to oppose her. Meanwhile, the queen s long-exiled sister, Princess Clarisant, joins together with the diminutive werlings to fight the forces of evil. Vastly outnumbered, their only hope is a miracle. Always the reluctant hero, Gamaliel Tumpin is chosen for a special destiny, but his destiny will come at a cost. As lives are lost and a bloody battle rages, one question remains: Who will survive the war in Hagwood?"show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 167.6 x 242.9 x 19mm | 505g
  • Open Road Media Teen & Tween
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 145329922X
  • 9781453299227
  • 541,091

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Praise for "Thorn Ogres of Hagwood" Jarvis turns up the volume on his trademark suspense blended with whimsy, and readers are drawn deeper into the magical conflict through Gamaliel and Finnen s involvement. Fun for Hobbit-addicts and Potter-philes of all ages. "Publishers Weekly " The intriguing characters, fast-moving plot, and thrilling (and sometimes gruesome) action will be popular with many readers, and the ending will leave them waiting eagerly for another installment. " School Library Journal " A sure bet for fans of heroic fantasy. "Booklist " [T]he narrative gradually builds tension to a furious, action-packed climax. Fantasy adventure fans will be grateful for the cliffhanger ending that promises another installment. "Kirkus Reviews " Here is a richly woven tale! Robin Jarvis has created a marvelous, mysterious new landscape, peopled with characters who truly come alive for the reader. I look forward to returning often, and to following many quests deep into Hagwood. T. A. Barron, author of "The Lost Years of Merlin " Thorn Ogres of Hagwood is a rattling good fantasy adventure . . . Author Robin Jarvis has created wonderful characters . . . Most intriguing is young Gamaliel Tumpin a werling with a pinch of Harry Potter [and] a dash of Frodo Baggins . . . I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series. Robert D. San Souci, author of the Short & Shivery series"show more

About Robin Jarvis

Robin Jarvis (b. 1963) spent most of his school years in art rooms. After a degree course in graphic design, he worked in television, making models and puppets. One evening, while doodling, he began inventing names and stories for his drawings, and thus began his writing career. His first book, "The Depford Mice"(1989)," "established Jarvis as a bestselling children s author. Jarvis came up with the story for"Thorn Ogres of Hagwood"while on a forest hike, when he heard a racket up in the trees and saw two squirrels chasing each other. He suddenly thought that perhaps only one of them was a real squirrel and the other an imposter, and so the werling creatures were born. Jarvis has been shortlisted for numerous awards, and won the Lancashire Libraries Children s Book of the Year Award. One of his trilogies, Tales from the Wyrd Museum, was on a list of books recommended by then British Prime Minister Tony Blair for dads to read with their sons. He lives in Greenwich, London, and still makes model monsters, mostly on the computer."show more