Where the Stones Sing by Eithne Massey
  

Synopsis

Where the Stones Sing by Eithne Massey

A vivid story of a fight for survival in darkest medieval Dublin As the spectre of the Black Death hovers over Dublin in the fourteenth century, Kai is plucked from the filthy streets to sing in the great Christ Church choir. But Kai has a secret that must be kept hidden - even from new friends Tom and Jack. When Jack is cruelly taken by the plague, Kai turns to the mysterious voices in the church for comfort. But Kai is not alone in the cathedral; enemies are lying in wait - hoping to destroy the singer in the most terrible way imaginable ...Kai will need great strength, talent and help from unexpected quarters just to survive.

Reviews

'a bewitching parable'

'with writing that is both evocative and lyrical, Eithne Massey has crafted a beautiful book ... as if looking at a medieval street map, the reader is drawn into the story in cinematic fashion ... the addition of short pieces told by beast or bird, clever -- Books Ireland 'brings] Ireland's past to life through well-crafted adventures for today's pre-teens'

'an appealing story which contains elements of the religious, the supernatural, and an important secret'

'the poetic use of language throughout is uplifting'

About the Author

Eithne Massey is a graduate of University College Dublin and NUI Maynooth, and a short-story writer. She has worked with the Arts Council and as a librarian. Her interest in mythology has been a lifelong one. Although she lives in Dublin, she is often found traveling to old and secret places around the country.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
208 pages
Interest Age: From 10

Author

Eithne Massey
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Publisher

O'Brien Press Ltd

Publication date

19th September 2011

ISBN

9781847172778

Publisher Profile

O'Brien Press Ltd is an imprint of O'Brien

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The O'Brien Press is Ireland's leading general publisher of both adult and children's books. Our list covers a huge range, including biography, humour, photography, history, art, fiction, politics, cookery, sport, music, memoir, true crime and travel and we are constantly expanding into new and exciting areas.

Publisher's Website

www.obrien.ie


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