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Silvertongue (Stoneheart Trilogy #3)

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The city of London is in the middle of one of its most destructive wars in history. And yet most of its inhabitants don't even know it.
The battle between the statues and gargoyles of London rages on. The stakes are high, with the spits engaged in a struggle against the evil taints that will determine the fate of their very souls.
Twelve year old George Chapman and his fri
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published April 7th 2009 by Disney-Hyperion (first published January 1st 2009)
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Norah Una Sumner
A very satisfying ending.

This book was more interesting to me than the first one,because now I'm completely introduced to our main characters and their abilities,but I still like Ironhand the best.George is a strong character,very likable,funny and dedicated.Unlike him,Edie is quite irritating in this one,although her story is actually the most interesting part of this book.I don't like her attitude,most of the time she's like:


Like,calm down girl.Other people,including George,also have miserable
Jan 13, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This is the book I liked least out of the trilogy. The writing is better than in the previous ones, but the plot is less engaging and sometimes it gave me the impression that the author only wanted to feature as many statues as possible, adding unnecessary scenes and dialogues just to get them in the picture... which was a bit tiring to those readers (myself included) unfamiliar with London statues.
Kat Heckenbach
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this series. I LOVE this book. It's the perfect finish. The characters, the story world, the way everything ties together...just awesome. I was sad when I finished because I wanted to stay with the characters and spend more time with them. I will definitely be keeping this series in my collection and reading it again.

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Jon Pedley
May 12, 2009 rated it liked it
Applies to the whole trilogy. Deep characterization with two compelling lead human kid characters and a courageous adult role model (The Gunner). The books bring the streets, and of course the statues, of London to life - provoking me to much searching online for photographs of many of them. Lots of good vs. evil battling and mayhem with a compelling plot, albeit rather too gruesome for the younger end of the Harry Potter/Percy Jackson fan base. Also too much character development and descriptio ...more
Elizabeth Emily Browne
This was a brilliant finish to the series. I loved that the team were back together like in the first one and helped each other in the final battle.

I also loved that we saw more of the Gunner in this one since he escaped from the Walker in the second one. This one was a little more emotional than the other two and it really made me feel for Edie. She has been my favourite character all the way through. I also liked how we got to see more of Spout in this one as I really took to him at the end o
After reading Ironhand, I was very giddy about getting my hands on Silvertounge to see what will happen next in the Stoneheart series! Though I'm not sure why it's called Silvertounge. If anyone can give me an answer, I'll appericate it! The word was mentioned a few times in the book, but that's all. Stoneheart was about the Stoneheart, and Ironhand was about George's cool arm, but Silvertounge? I have NO idea, hahaha.

There was a lot of new characters to remember... I kinda wish that the charact
Feb 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I almost gave an extra star to this book as compared to the first two of the trilogy, but upon further thought I'm not. I don't think it is actually better, but I was familiar with the characters and very anxious to know how the plot would resolve--and the book is action packed--so I read it in a few hours.

I loved the various statues and twists and turns of the story, though some might be a little forced or too convenient. The book is not quite as dark as the second book.

So overall--I recommen
Oct 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
This is one of those books where I hated the ending. Not because I didn't like it, or because it didn't end the book well, or because it didn't wrap up the series brilliantly. But because I didn't want it to be over. I am furious that this is only a trilogy. I love these characters and this world so much. I cannot say enough good things about these books. I love George, I love Edie, I love the Gunner, I love Spout!!! I laughed, I cried (for reals, people) and the ending wrapped enough up while s ...more
Traci Haley
Jun 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
This series was odd...on the one hand, I fell in love with a lot of the characters -- especially the Gunner -- but on the other hand, I found it really hard to follow most of the time. This third book wasn't any different. While I loved the ending to the series and was satisfied with how things played out, I still had a hard time following along with the story. I'd still recommend the series, though.
Jul 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was a worthy ending to the series.
It really ramped up the action and answered the questions that were left hanging from the first tow books.

If this were 1980 instead of 2010. This whole series would have been just one single book. But with worries about attention spans and keen marketing, it's now 3 for the price of 3.
Tamora Pierce
Mar 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
I feel almost as exhausted as if I'd been fighting all those battles myself!
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Was sad to see it end, but the end was satisfying, so I can move on.
Antonio Morales
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was a great book with great plot. It never got boring and I was intrigued the whole time. I do recommend it.
Lyndsey Griggs
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the last book in Fletcher's "Stoneheart" trilogy. Questions were answered, there were a few pleasant surprises, and it remained true to the story. I did feel that in this last book the characters were running from one crisis to the next. There's nothing wrong with that per se, but it did make the book seem rushed. I wish I could have heard the conversation that George had with his mom at the end of the book, but maybe it's best left up to the imagination. All in all it was a fun series ...more
Ultimo capitolo per questa trilogia che,dopo anni,ho finalmente finito. La guerra tra i Marchiati e i Destati è ufficialamente in corso ed Edie, la scintillante, e George,il creatore, si ritroveranno a combattere la grande Oscurità che ha bloccato l'orologio della non-Londra.
Ci sono anche un po' di colpi di scena che ho apprezzato e che hanno alleggerito tutto il correre di qua e di laà di tutti quanti i personaggi.
Trilogia consigliata come fantasy un po' diverso.
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
This took me a LONG time to get through this, but I still really enjoyed it. My one issue was how serious it all was. Yes, it's really serious, and it's a big deal about the spits and taints kinda battling, but it wore on me after a while. It was still amazing, and that ending....! Really, really good. Overall, this was a perfect kinda. Well, alright, the big climax wasn't that climatic, but still, it was awesome. I'm going to remember this series. <3
Jul 10, 2017 is currently reading it
Finally working on the third book of the Stoneheart Trilogy, which I started a few years ago. It takes longer, but I like the audio so well that I've listened to all of them so far. Dark but meaningful fantasy with outstanding characters and craft, pacing and plot. I love this series!
Micah Grant
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Good wrap up to the series with a few new twists.
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
The third book in the series...I really enjoyed them all! I listened on audio, the reader was fantastic!...Jim Dale!
Cj Janzen
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: charlie-fletcher
A wonderful climax to an enjoyable series of books. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I'd not been distracted by Jim Dale's reading. I listened to the Harry Potter book over and over again as I drove the lonesome highways for a number of years. His voice is inextricably link with Harry, Hermoine, et al. I like that Charlie has left a door open to another possible series...I will leave it there so as not to spoil ;)
Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it
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Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Stoneheart Trilogy, book 3.

When the Walker escapes through his dark mirror, something of unfathomable evil is released into the un-London where the spits and the taints are already at war. George and Edie barely have time to catch their breath before the clocks strike thirteen and time freezes. The human inhabitants of London disappear and the race to the final showdown begins.

While a lot of this book is filled with suspense and battle scenes, it's not merely a thrilling page-turner. The w
Sue Smith
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
A very satisfying end to an action packed trilogy. This last book of the series didn't disappoint - non stop, give it your all or die trying - the finale finds George and Edie discovering where their strengths lie and how friends that stand with you become a part of that strength as well as when you know your strength and your weaknesses, you become a better person for it. To add just an extra edge to the chaos of trying to right the wrong that was started back in the beginning, this has all the ...more
Lacey Louwagie
There's not a lot to say about this book that I haven't already said about the other two. I really feel like this whole series is just based around someone who loves the statues in London and has a lot of fantasies about what would happen if they were alive, and I think people who were familiar with London would probably have a deeper appreciation for the book 'cause they'd be in on the collective fantasy. Because other than that, I don't feel like the world created in order to enact this living ...more
Ysabel Mystic
So, I finished Ironhand, thinking "oh boy! The author has definitely improved his writing! THis book will be so GOOD!!!" Sadly, it wasn't so wonderful. To me, the last book in a trilogy must be the greatest (or at least nearly as good as the first) in the series. The book must start with the rising action, and continue to make you heart race until you reach a long, and epic climax that makes your heart race. Silvertongue continued in some sort of constant prepare-for-battle thing that gets very ...more
May 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
Silvertongue is the concluding book in the Stoneheart trilogy, and if you plan to read these, have them all in hand because you won't want to waste any time waiting between books. They make up a very unusual fantasy story, not like any other I have ever read. To put it succinctly, the story is about a boy and girl who get swept into a London unseen by every day, ordinary people that is filled with bronze statues and stone carvings that have come to life. The carvings and sculptures are either sp ...more
Mar 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing

The Stoneheart Trilogy ROCKS! (no pun intended)

I couldn't put this series down - just like the Harry Potter books. Although completely different...these books really pull you in. I `read' it via audio books (performed by the fantastic Jim Dale - who also read the HP books) and it was fabulous! The way it is written is completely refreshing...instead of writing "the status was big and looked like it was breathing" the author describes the scene in such a way as to tell the same sentence but to ne
Candy Wood
If you love London, you should enjoy this book, the conclusion of the Stoneheart trilogy, and a very satisfying conclusion it is. Because the action follows George, Edie, or someimes groups of spits (statues made to represent real people) on their separate quests, it covers a lot of ground in the city, and this time other statues even leave their plinths to join in the battle against the forces of Darkness and evil (the Queen of America, from the Albert Memorial, is especially memorable). Even i ...more
Linda Harley
May 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Book 3 of The Stoneheart Trilogy, Silvertongue is absolutely my favorite and took me to knew levels of intrigue. In this book, Fletcher was able to bring together many loose ends that were left unanswered in the first 2 books. He masterfully wove all the details together, and kept the pace going. There was never a dull moment, and it was intriguing. My favorite part was the dragon that came alive and helped them out in unexpected ways. There were so many twists and turns, that the story was tota ...more
Liss Martz
Jun 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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This journey just ended. I bought the first book of this trilogy in January, on one of those days that you have tons and tons of books to read, but you want something different, something that maybe you have never heard about it. That's how i found this Trilogy, and besides that i loved the cover, i decided to give it a try. One of my dreams has always been to go to London, because of the history that's on their streets. This books transported ...more
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Charlie Fletcher is the author of Stoneheart, shortlisted for the Branford Boase award and longlisted for the Guardian children’s fiction award, the sequels Ironhand and Silvertongue, and the stand-alone YA novel Far Rockaway.

His first adult novel The Oversight will be published in May 2014 in the US and UK.

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Stoneheart Trilogy (3 books)
  • Stoneheart (Stoneheart Trilogy, #1)
  • Ironhand (Stoneheart Trilogy, #2)
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