The Moonstone Legacy
Written by Diana De Gunzburg, Tony Wild
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The Lovereading4Kids comment
Beginning where Wilkie Collins’ classic left off, it’s hard to believe The Moonstone Legacy is a debut for the quality of the writing is exceptional and has a real timeless quality about it. The story itself is a terrific mix of mysterious quest and compelling family saga. Although a contemporary novel, it visits the cultures of both East and West, following what appears to be the accidental death, on the full moon, of 14 year old Lizzy Abercrombie’s mother. As Lizzy discovers her mother’s death could be linked to a family curse she also uncovers the terrible past of an ancestor who lived in north-west India. The reader will become more and more enveloped in the story of Lizzy’s quest to find out whether her mother’s death was an accident and you can almost see and hear the sights and sounds around you. As Lizzy puts herself in mortal danger to find out the truth, you will be utterly gripped to the pages.
Julia Eccleshare’s comment:
Travelling across a wide time frame and introducing a very different multi-cultural background, this is a powerful sequel to one of the most haunting stories of the nineteenth century.
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The Moonstone Legacy by Diana De Gunzburg, Tony Wild
In a sacred cave high in the mountains of northern India, a white-haired hermit sits cross-legged, and signs his final testament: George Abercrombie, 1874... . In present-day England, fourteen years old Lizzy Abercrombie's mother dies in a tragic accident on the full moon. But was it really an accident? Lizzy discovers that her death may be linked to a mysterious family curse. Determined to solve the mystery, her quest takes her from a doomed Anglo-Indian mansion on the Yorkshire moors to India where she uncovers the terrible truth about her ancestor and a stolen inheritance. But her discoveries put her in mortal danger from a ruthless enemy...
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Interest Age: 12 to 15
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