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The Bridge in the Clouds (The Magician's House Quartet #4)

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The survival of Golden Valley is now hanging in the balance and the children know they must do something. With the help of the magician's golden pendulum they finally manage to travel back to the magician's time. But, when they arrive, they discover the magician is old and his powers are waning.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 14th 1999 by Red Fox (first published July 15th 1992)
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Jools
Oct 23, 2016 Jools rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did enjoy this series very much. I was talking to an author earlier this week (William Hussey) about children's fiction and we got onto the subject of 'purpose'. During most of the last century many people thought that children's fiction should have a strong moral purpose. It should educate and guide them. And, although much of it did, the best was cloaked in the most amazing works of art. Think C S Lewis and Narnia, JRR Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings, or even the simpler stories with very ...more
Benjamin Thomas
I've finally completed the fourth and final book in William Corlett's "The Magician's House Quartet." It took me quite a while to get around to this last book because, quite frankly, I just wasn't all that excited to get to it. Yes, I wanted to wrap up the plot, and The Bridge in the Clouds did do that. But I just grew weary of the whininess of the three children in the series. Also, the author likes to try to draw out the suspense with the old trick of delaying the "what's going on here" part o ...more
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Jun 04, 2008 Nikki rated it really liked it
This book made for a lovely conclusion to the story. It isn't happy-happy, bad things happen, and yet everything is still "okay" in the end -- or, well, not quite: but you know it will be. I was surprised at how much impact the end had on me -- I'd slowly, subtly grown to love the characters, more than I thought I had.
Sally
Read it all in one go - my favourite of the four by far. A lovely adventure to round things off, reminded me a bit of Colin Dann's Battle for the Park as well with the whole battle aspect... oh my, poor Cinnabar though, that made me cry! :(
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Nov 22, 2012 Six-Fingered Nigel rated it really liked it
Again, brilliant book. Really sad the series is over, very much enjoyed reading them. Completely unexpected twist at the end which is always good.
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William Corlett (8 October 1938 - 16 August 2005), was an English children's writer, best known for his quartet of novels, The Magician's House, published between 1990 and 1992.

Corlett was born in Darlington, County Durham. He was educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh, then trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He worked as an actor while embarking on a literary career during t
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Other Books in the Series

The Magician's House Quartet (4 books)
  • The Steps Up the Chimney (The Magician's House Quartet, #1)
  • The Door in the Tree (The Magician's House Quartet, #2)
  • The Tunnel Behind the Waterfall (The Magician's House Quartet, #3)

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