Iron Hand by Charlie Fletcher

Iron Hand

Written by Charlie Fletcher

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This is fantasy of the highest order and incredible to think this is only the author’s second novel. The first, we rated highly too, was Stoneheart. Ironhand is an epic - wonderfully imaginative and breathtakingly clever. It brings a whole new meaning to London life. I can see a film coming on so get there first and read them if you haven’t already.

And if you enjoyed the first two then make sure you check out the final title in the trilogy, Silvertongue.


Iron Hand by Charlie Fletcher

"Edie," said George, "we're going to do this together. I'll be right there with you. Anything, anyone trying to get you is going to have to come past me first." But when George makes his promise he is not aware that high on the rooftops an unseen gargoyle is watching them hungrily, quivering with anticipation for the moment when it will unfold its stone wings and pounce. The thing on the roof knows that nothing is over; nothing is finished. Ironhand takes us deeper into the layers of un-London, the place where the good and the bad statues, the spits and the taints, walk and war. George and Edie must repay the debt which they owe the Gunner for his sacrifice. They must face unspeakable danger and doubt if they are to save him.


‘A highly original page-turner.’ Daily Mail

‘An epic adventure’ Guardian

About the Author

Charlie Fletcher

Charlie began his career in the film business carrying cans of film round Soho and making very bad cups of tea on the principal that he'd then be asked to do something a bit more interesting, a strategy that he recommends to anyone starting out as a tea-boy. He progressed to the BBC where he worked in film editing on everything from Drama to Current Affairs. He then went to California where he morphed into a screenwriter, having been awarded a Warner Brothers Fellowship in Screenwriting at USC School of Cinema and TV.

He's written screenplays for Tri-Star, MGM, Paramount and Warner Bros among others. He continues to write for the movies, and also television.

Charlie also moved into other types of writing including magazine features, a computer game and as both a national Sunday newspaper columnist and restaurant reviewer. Finally he found the way to combine all those writing strands and produced some rattling-good children's books!

The Stoneheart trilogy has been a massive international hit and Charlie has recently sold the movie rights of Stoneheart to Paramount. He has also been asked to write the screenplay himself, which just shows you should never make plans, since he actually wrote the books to get away from Hollywood for a bit...

Charlie met and married his wife, a fellow Scot, in LA. They have two children, whom Charlie calls his first, most important, and toughest audience. They've all now returned from California and live in Edinburgh with a terrier called Archie.

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Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

1st October 2007




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