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4.43  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Magic is connected to everything. Good and Evil existing for eternity waiting for those destined to awake from their slumber. The fury of evil becomes impossible to tame once unleashed. Those that try to cross its pathway of destruction require bravery or stupidity to survive.

Matty Groves and his girlfriend Sandy have arrived at the Jack-in-the-Green Inn to perform their
Paperback, 248 pages
Published March 13th 2020 by Crystal Peake Publisher
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Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I received this book early as an ebook so I could share my honest review.
Folked Up is a YA fiction following Sandy and Matty. They are dating and in a band that travels around singing folk songs. One night, they find an old book filled with folklore, including a song called Matty Groves. They sing the song in their set, despite being warned that it comes with a curse. When they perform it, they are pulled into a fantasy world straight from the folk songs they sing every night. They are
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an early copy of this at the book launch!

A super fun read about a pair of young musicians who travel back in time to ye olde England! There are loads of references here to English folk songs and stories which are fun to spot, but you don't need to have prior knowledge of these to enjoy the story.

A big part of the fun is the contrast in language between the old and modern characters - this really helps to bring the story to life and see just how much our day to day language as
Kintsugi Kitty
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Folked Up is a tale of teens, magic, sword fighting and friends. Most writers will give you their characters all dressed their best for the family photo, even with the last minute bit of spit to flatten down that errant curl. Charlotte dodges around the tropes of the hidden genius, the chosen one, the ones that are special but didn't know it, and weaves a tale of believable teens and their reactions to a complete host of unexpected and fantastical events that leaves you wondering what will ...more
Tamara Page
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely magical book by a brilliant author. I really connect to all of the characters and it's a wonderful blend of fantasy, folklore and humour.
I've never read anything quite like it and it honestly recommend it to anyone.
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Just read Charlotte Byrne's novel , "Folked Up". Would highly recommend. Strong sense of atmosphere: Folk meets Old England and Henry VIII! Keeps you intrigued and interested right up to the end.
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FOLKED UP is coming! Friday 13 March 2020 - see the Crystal Peake website or Twitter (@CharladyByrne) for more details.

Charlotte is a PhD student at Queen Mary University of London and is using fiction to explore the experience of queer Catalan women during the Spanish Civil War and the early years of Francos dictatorship. Her writing has been published by DIVA Magazine, Fincham Press, New Lit

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