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Emlyn, a teenage boy searching for answers, teams up with Max, a street wise girl who thinks she has them all. Together they unwittingly unleash an ancient power that has existed in a parallel universe, a power that has been kept at bay by generations of keepers.
Meddling with the unknown becomes deadly...

This is a powerful and insightful fantasy adventure for young adults...more
paperback, 509 pages
Published 2008 by Walker Books Australia
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Jennifer
Nov 02, 2008 Jennifer rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: young adults and upwards....
Emlyn, a teenage boy searching for answers, teams up with Max, a street wise girl who thinks she has them all. Together they unwittingly unleash an ancient power that has existed in a parallel universe, a power that has been kept at bay by generations of keepers.
Meddling with the unknown becomes deadly when they take what is not theirs and place themselves and others in appalling danger. All the confidence and brashness of youth tangles with ancient savagery and a bind which has held a family in...more
Seregil of Rhiminee
I liked The Stone Crown very much, because it was an entertaining and well written fantasy book for young adults. It began like many other YA books, but gradually the plot began to develop and the book became very interesting and unputdownable. It was nice to read an original and fascinating YA fantasy book for a change.

In my opinion Malcolm Walker has managed to write a good book, because he doesn't underestimate the intelligence of his readers. Many YA writers tend to emphasize certain things...more
Renée
Jun 05, 2014 Renée marked it as to-read
Written by an English Lecturer I had in my first year at Adelaide Uni.
Linda Jane
This was written by one of my university tutors and I was very honoured to be at the book launch. Even though I am no longer a young adult, I thoroughly enjoyed the journey. Must read it again :-)
Ink
Wasn't what I expected at all. It was enjoyable, but I was hoping for more Arthur. And having read the first few chapters, I expected Evil!Arthur and Merlin... which I didn't get.
Guy Carney
A page-turner in which ghosts of a dark past break into the lives of two teenagers. The result is a dangerous adventure against magical and human forces.
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Malcolm Walker is a fantasy author from South Australia whose main interest lies in young adult literature. The Australian edition of his debut novel, The Stone Crown, was published in May 2008 and is coming out in the UK November 2009 and has been described as a mix of compelling contemporary narrative intertwined with a lyrical Arthurian tale.


Malcolm was born near Dartford, outside London. His f

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