‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’ and ‘The Crowfield Curse’

PPercy Jackson and the Lightning Thiefercy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan

The gods of Olympus are alive in the 21st Century. They still fall in love with mortals and have children who might become great heroes, but most of these children meet horrible fates at the hands of monsters by the age of twelve.

Only a few learn the truth of their identity and make it to Half Blood Hill, a Long Island summer camp dedicated to training young demigods. Such is the revelation that launches young Percy Jackson on a quest to help his real father, Poseidon, avert a war among the gods.

With the help of Grover the satyr and Annabeth the daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction – Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way, they face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop them.

A great book, and now a feature film release.  See a clip of the new movie

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Price: £6.99
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The Crowfield CurseThe Crowfield Curse
by Pat Walsh

It’s 1347 and fifteen-year-old Will, an orphan boy, lives at Crowfield Abbey. Sent into the forest to gather wood, he rescues instead, a creature from a trap – a hob, who shares with Will a terrible secret. Somewhere in the forest behind the abbey where he lives, is a grave. And buried deep in the snow is an angel. But how can an angel die? What has it to do with the monks of the Abbey?  When two hooded strangers arrive at Crowfield asking questions about the angel’s grave. Will is drawn into a world of dangerous Old Magic.

This is an atmospheric, beautifully imagined fantasy-mystery set in an intriguing medieval world – told through the eyes of a boy and a curious magical creature, a hob.

The Crowfield Curse was short-listed for the Times Children’s Fiction Competition in 2008. This is a stunning debut novel and the first of a series.

Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Price: £6.99
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