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  • Audio CD (March 1 2006)
  • Unabridged edition
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Label: Naxos Audio Books
  • ASIN: 9626343966
  • Other Editions: Hardcover  |  Paperback  |  Mass Market Paperback  |  School & Library Binding  |  Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Preloaded Digital Audio Player
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The heart of the magic was sealed with Firefrost, the Weirdstone of Brisingamen...should Nastrond destroy the stone, then the magic will die away. When Colin and Susan are pursued by eerie creatures across Alderley Edge, the Wizard - Cadellin Silverbrow - takes them to safety deep in the caves of Fundindelve. Here he watches over the enchanted sleep of one hundred and forty knights, awaiting the fated hour when they must rise and fight. But the Weirdstone of Brisingamen is lost and the forces of evil are closing in. The children realise that they are the key to its return, but how can they defeat the powerful magic of the Morrigan and her deadly brood. First published in 1960, four decades before "Harry Potter", Alan Garner's novel of magic and wizards has endured and become a modern classic of children's literature.


"Madoc exhibits his classical training at the RSC in his use of dialects, guttural pronouncements, and screams as the children and their protectors fight for their very lives. Selections of music composed by Arnold Bax lend an aura of creepy menace and gloom to selected sections throughout." -- Lolly Gepson "Booklist - July 2006"

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By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on April 21 2004
Format: Paperback
Wizards, dwarves, goblins and elves - Tolkien, right? Wrong. Alan "Weirdstone of Brisingamen," a spellbinding story in the true tradition of imaginative and inventive fantasy. Using various bits of Celtic and Norse mythology, Garner wound together an astounding story.
Colin and Susan, a pair of English schoolkids, are sent to Alderly for a six-month vacation with their mother's old nurse and her husband. Things start off normally enough, with the kids exploring the area and the myths, legends and superstitions surrounding it. But things begin to take an eerie turn when they encounter a spell-chanting old woman named Selina Place - and then a horde of svart-alfar, hideous and hostile goblins.
They are unexpectedly rescued by the wizard Cadellin, who is the keeper of a company of knights sleeping deep under Alderly. They will awaken at some time in the future, to combat the evil spirit Nastrond and his minions in the final, magical battle. There's just one problem: long ago, Cadellin lost the Weirdstone of Brisingamen, the magical jewel that bound the knights there in the first place. Susan realizes too late that the little misty teardrop gem in her bracelet is the Weirdstone - and it's been stolen. The kids team up with Cadellin, the dwarves Fenodyree and Durathror, the lios-alfar (elves), and their friend Gowther to find the Weirdstone - and save the world.
Written in the 1960s, this book effectively combines the English-schoolkids-swept-into-magical adventure subgenre with mythology and the overlap of our world with another. Garner's wizards, dwarves, elves and goblins are as legit as Tolkien's, as Garner draws heavily from mythos and legends. There are similarities to Tolkien's creations, but they are sufficiently different that not once do you feel the need to compare.
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This is a GREAT story. It is set in northern Derbyshire (UK) amid the caverns and caves that are everywhere in and under the region.
A great adventure for all readers aged 8 - 14. There is magic, suspense and all the other elements of a good story. It it well written and flows well.
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Way too much detail and not enough plot!Things happen out of nowhere and I had to drag myself though the last half,
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5.0 out of 5 stars A powerful tale April 12 2006
By Jonathan - Published on
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I read this book as a child, and I occasionally re-read it as an adult. There are extremely few books I can think of that can keep my interest for more than a few weeks, let alone thirty-odd years. It has many of the "usual" swords-and-sorcery elements you expect from a fantasy novel, but it has key differences. Everything and everyone is imperfect and therefore plausible. Sides are not clear-cut. Names are taken from actual mythology (or actual places) and aren't simply the product of hitting keys at random. The mythology is consistant. The story doesn't ask you to suspend disbelief, but creates a vivid enough "world" that the reader can live there quite comfortably for a while without suspending anything. These are the hallmarks of an excellent story and a master writer.

It is, of course, meaningless coincidence that they recently found 550 ancient coins in a relatively modern copper mine, when the moisture should have corroded them a thousand or more years before the mine was ever dug, not far from where the Iron Gates are described as being. It IS coincidence... isn't it?
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE WEIRDSTONE OF BRISINGAMEN July 25 2002
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While temporarily staying with their Mother's old nurse in Wales, young Susan and Colin learn the Legend of Alderley, a tale of magic and mystery. Naturally, it's just a good story at first, a part of the fay countryside's queer charm. But when a strange woman some call a witch tries to lure them into her car and unearthly things come crawling up out of the Devil's Grave, the children realize the legends are true, and that there's far more to Susan's prized family heirloom than anyone ever guessed.
A true classic of its kind, "The Weirdstone of Brisingamen" is a tale of fantastic wonders and terrors lurking right under our unsuspecting noses. Alan Garner's prose style is at once straightforward and mysterious, evoking just the right touches of color and mood. Though ostensibly a children's book, this is a novel that has repeatedly demonstrated its literary worth to fantasy lovers of all ages. Peopled by wizards black and white, gallant dwarfs, sleeping knights, loathsome eyeless hounds and sniveling goblins, as well as the very ordinary but brave young protagonists, "The Weirdstone" is a treasure of enchantment and suspense that will delight fantasy readers for generations to come. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A mixture of Arthurian & Scandinavian folklore Feb. 17 2002
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In "The Weirdstone of Brisingamen," award-winning Cheshire writer Alan Garner retells the ancient legend of the cave of the sleeping king as a Young Adult fantasy. His story treads very lightly on the mantle of "Lord of the Rings," and a bit more heavily on Arthurian legend, but draws mainly from local folklore and Scandinavian mythology.
Except for school, a brief stint at Magdalen College, Oxford, and service in the Army, Mr. Garner has lived in Cheshire near Alderly Edge, as did generations of his family. He knows the `Weirdstone' terrain as well as its folklore, and he writes about what he knows: the cliffs and meres of Alderley Edge; and the maze of mines and tunnels that underlies Cheshire.
`Weirdstone' doesn't follow the path of a true Arthurian romance, except for the Cave Legend, and the brief appearance of Angharad Goldenhand who might or might not be the Lady of the Lake.

(The story of a king and his followers sleeping in a secret cave predates Arthur, but became attached to him as the `once and future king,' who will wake to serve his country again in time of great peril.)
There is also the wizard who guards the Cave. In this story, his name is Cadellin, and a few centuries past he misplaced the Weirdstone of Brisingamen while bargaining for a milk-white mare.
This story really begins when two children, Colin and Susan get off the train at Alderley Station. They are going to stay on the Mossock farm while their parents travel abroad, as Mrs. Mossock was their mother's former nurse. Susan happens to be wearing a bracelet set with an unusual stone, and we gradually learn the history of the stone, which has been passed down from mother to daughter of a local Chesire family, and finally to Susan. As family legend has it, a wizard traded the stone for a milk-white mare.

Very soon Colin and Susan discover the truth of the family legend, when they are rescued from a band of goblins (svart-alfar) by the wizard, Cadellin, and are taken to the cave where a King sleeps, along with a hundred knights clad in silver and mounted on milk-white steeds.

Cadellin doesn't realize why Colin and Susan were being hunted by the servants of Nastrond, the evil spirit of Ragnarok. Only after Susan's bracelet is stolen by a skeletal creature of the mist, does Cadellin understand that she possessed his magical Weirdstone.
Colin and Susan's quest to return the stone to Cadellin leads them on a desperate chase through the mines beneath Cheshire, and into a countryside transformed by a fierce and unseasonable fimbulwinter (the immediate prelude to the end of the world---Ragnarok.)

This is not a good story for the claustrophobic (I almost lost it when the kids were stuck down in the mine)or for those who don't like things that go bump in the night. There are monsters galore; almost too many to keep track of. There are powerful wizards, both good and evil.
And then, there is Ragnarok.
However, this is a good read for those who are not easily frightened (or who love a good fright), and who have at least some knowledge of Arthurian legends and Scandinavian folklore.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Page Turner! Jan. 29 2006
By Katie - Published on
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"The Weirdstone of Brisingamen" is a great tale for older children and adults alike. It's filled with awesome fantasy - wizards, witches, warlocks, and more - and the old-English language, coupled with other vivid details, allow your imagination to take you along for the ride...

The gist of the story is this... two children named Colin & Susan arrive at Alderley to be looked after by family friends (the Mossocks). While there, strange things begin happening - and at the root of these strange happenings is a family heirloom, and the ultimate "fight" between good and evil to obtain this heirloom and the power it holds.

Overall, I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy-type books. It's a fun, imaginative book, where the pages seem to turn themselves.
3.0 out of 5 stars A great book that gets into the mythology of the Irish ... May 11 2016
By steven a morrison - Published on
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A great book that gets into the mythology of the Irish and Olde english. a lot of detail work is buried in the book. It also lists some excellent sources for background reading

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