Mines of the Minotaur, Companions Quartet by Julia Golding

Mines of the Minotaur, Companions Quartet

Written by Julia Golding

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You can’t fail to be impressed by Julia Golding’s storytelling power, which grabs you at the beginning and doesn’t let go until you’ve finished, in this the third in her Companions Quartet (after Secret of the Sirens and Gorgon's Gaze). As Connie becomes ever more powerful, it seems her darkside is being infiltrated by her shapeshifter enemies and her friends in the society for the protection of mythical beasts can’t handle her power, so expel her. But Connie is not one to give in when it’s a matter of life and death, so when she meets a gaggle of sick creatures including a rather bedraggled and blind minotaur she realizes she must fight her demons in order to try and defeat the enemy. Be sure to check out the latest new title in the series The Chimera's Curse: Companion's Quartet: Bk. 4.


Mines of the Minotaur, Companions Quartet by Julia Golding

Connie has immense power. The trouble is, she doesn't really know how to use it, and nobody in the Society for the Protection of Mythical Beasts has enough knowledge to train her. But, only the evil shapeshifter, Kullervo understands. Unknown to Connie, he has started infiltrating her dreams, causing her to raise devastating storms in her sleep.


[Of Book 1, Secret of the Sirens:] 'I rated this book 5/5 because the story is so brilliant you simply have to read it. I would strongly advise this book so just buy it and read it!!!!!!!! Jenii, age 10 This book is the most excellent book I have ever read. Amazon review If you are looking for a book for a child of junior age or above (or their Mum or Dad!) who enjoys fantasy fiction, then this would definitely be a great choice. Amazon review This has all the ingredients of a must-read series Publishing News I really like it - it reminded me of Susan Cooper's Over Sea Under Stone. Amanda Craig Crackles with tension TES

About the Author

Julia Golding

Julia Golding is the author of over thirty books for children and young adults. Her stories are set all over the world (and in some new worlds too) and span the centuries.

In her first year as a published author, she won the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize (Gold Award), was shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award, longlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal, and won the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize. In the US, Secret of the Sirens won the honor book medal of the Green Earth Book Award. Dragonfly won the 2012 Beehive Book Award, Young Adult Division, given by the Children's Literature Association of Utah and voted on by readers in schools and public libraries.

She has sold over half a million books worldwide and they are translated into more than fifteen languages.

Julia Golding lives in Oxford with her husband and three children.

Click here to read a Q&A with the author from top children's publisher Egmont.

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320 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

2nd August 2007




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