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The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner
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May 21, 11

bookshelves: celtic-myth
Read in May, 2011

As a book for children it is fast-paced and full of adventure. The action centres upon Alderly Edge and introduces the legend of the Sleeping Warriors who await the call of the Once an Future King to rise and defend England once more.

As an adult reading a book written for children, I find myself enjoying the archetypal dwarves and being frustrated at the stereotypical children who are the heroes of the book.

All in all, the book had made me want to find out more about the legend of the Sleeping Knights and visit Alderly Edge - so for this reason alone I have no hesitation in giving it 4 out of 5 stars.
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