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The Stone Crown

3.61  ·  Rating Details  ·  28 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
This book offers an unusual mix of compelling contemporary narrative juxtaposed and intertwined with a lyrical Arthurian tale. Emlyn and Maxine are both newcomers, both misfits in their own way. But their lives are linked and their paths destined to cross in ways that neither can begin to imagine. Drawn to the ancient site known as Sleeper's Spinney, Emlyn and Maxine unlea ...more
Paperback, 509 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Walker & Company (first published 2008)
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Nov 02, 2008 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jun 16, 2012 Seregil of Rhiminee rated it really liked it
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
Linda Jane
Sep 13, 2013 Linda Jane rated it really liked it
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 :-)
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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
Nov 24, 2012 Guy Carney rated it liked it
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.
Written by an English Lecturer I had in my first year at Adelaide Uni.
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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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