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by Katherine Langrish

eBook The Shadow Hunt epub
  • ISBN: 0061116769
  • Author: Katherine Langrish
  • Genre: Children
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (June 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • ePUB size: 1700 kb
  • FB2 size 1716 kb
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Praise for Katherine Langrish: Katherine Langrish has unearthed a captivating world. But if the aptly-titled The Shadow Hunt makes the supernatural almost commonplace, then the real mystery and magic comes from very human troubles and questions.

Praise for Katherine Langrish: Katherine Langrish has unearthed a captivating world. Her style is quirky and hypnotic and her characters are instantly recognizable as someone you know, or someone you wish you didn’t. Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl, for Troll Fell). Has Hugo's beloved wife been stolen away by elves, or is he just mad with grief? Is the strange feral Elfgift really an elf, or just a lost and abandoned little girl?

The Shadow Hunt book. Critically acclaimed author Katherine Langrish has created a wonderfully spooky and richly imagined world of ghosts and magical creatures, where good may be evil and light may give way to dark.

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Katherine Langrish grew up in Yorkshire, England and has been writing stories for as long as she can remember.

Katherine Langrish is a British author of fantasy for children and young adults. She was brought up in Yorkshire and Herefordshire, and wanted to be a writer from a young age. She was encouraged by her parents, and by the fact that her grandmother was a Yorkshire novelist and playwright of the 1930s, Leonora Thornber. Katherine attended Ross on Wye Grammar School and Skipton Girls High School and gained a First Class Honours in English from the University of London as an external student

Langrish blends medieval Catholicism and old folk beliefs seamlessly with the supernatural. On the desolate landscape, a hunt erupts-Lord Hugo, dogs, wolves, horses and an eerie, naked elf, who vanishes into a hill.

Langrish blends medieval Catholicism and old folk beliefs seamlessly with the supernatural. Seeing a position as squire as his escape route, Wolf squeezes underground and drags out the pale, ferocious elf-child to impress Hugo

Dark forces are conspiring against Wolf and Nest, and a sinister enemy is looming closer than they could ever realize. With lies masquerading as reality, will Wolf and Nest learn who they can trust. before it's too late? Critically acclaimed author Katherine Langrish has created a wonderfully spooky and richly imagined world of ghosts and magical creatures, where good may be evil and light may give way to dark.

See contact information and details about Katherine Langrish Author. They include 'West of the Moon'' and 'Dark Angels' /US title 'The Shadow Hunt' (HarperCollins), and 'Forsaken' (FranklinWatts). Personal Information.

скачать книгу бесплатно. One of the guttering candles went out, leaving all the shadows twice as dark. The flame on the other flared and then shrank to a wobbling blue blob. Wolf felt the hairs rise on the back of his neck. He bowed to the altar and scuttled for the door, half expecting the stone woman to sit up and beckon him. He blundered night-blind into the yard.

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Wolf is on the run—from the oppressive monastery where he was raised, from the ghosts and demons that haunt the windswept moors of Devil's Edge, and from the shadows in the landscape that resemble the Devil himself.

When Wolf rescues a strange child on Devil's Edge, he takes her to a grand castle hoping to win the favor of its ruler. There he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a girl named Nest, and he thinks he's finally found a place to call home. Wolf is determined to fit in, but not everything is as it seems at the castle. Dark forces are conspiring against Wolf and Nest, and a sinister enemy is looming closer than they could ever realize.

With lies masquerading as reality, will Wolf and Nest learn who they can trust . . . before it's too late?

Critically acclaimed author Katherine Langrish has created a wonderfully spooky and richly imagined world of ghosts and magical creatures, where good may be evil and light may give way to dark.

Comments: (4)
Rrd
Katherine Langrish writes a wildly original kind of fantasy - the kind in which you entirely forget that any of it is made up. As in West of the Moon (also known as the Troll trilogy), the world of The Shadow Hunt rests on the simple premise that ancient myths are true. By taking folklore at face value, it conjures a world in which people live side by side with ghosts, elves and hearth-hobs, (almost) without batting an eyelid.

Nor does this author do traditional heroes. Former crusader Sir Hugo, though not nearly as ruthless as the psychotic Harald in Troll Blood, is strongly hinted to be far from the perfect knight, with countless innocent deaths on his conscience. No, the `hero' here is actually Wolf, a 13-year-old boy who's extraordinary by his very ordinariness, and a lack of any obvious `heroic' traits - apart from the one that proves to be all that matters: a good heart.

There's also a terrific heroine in the form of Nest (`Don't call me Lady Agnes'), another wholly realistic teenager trapped in a world that has nothing to offer her. Living in dread of her imminent arranged marriage, she proves that a strong female character doesn't have to be a bow-wielding violent action heroine. In fact my favourite scene in the whole book is where Nest turns on her oppressors with a ferocious blast of medieval feminism that should have everyone, girl or boy, cheering.

The setting is just a dream - sometimes a fevered dream - an astonishingly vivid wild British landscape, in which the sound of a light wind might be the Devil's hunting horn, or a patter of stones the feet of spectral hounds on your scent. But if the aptly-titled The Shadow Hunt makes the supernatural almost commonplace, then the real mystery and magic comes from very human troubles and questions. Has Hugo's beloved wife been stolen away by elves, or is he just mad with grief? Is the strange feral Elfgift really an elf, or just a lost and abandoned little girl? And - most haunting of all - how far should love be prepared to go?

My only complaint is that I wished it was twice as long. And that more fantasy was like this.
Justie
I hadn't read any of Katherine Langrish's novels before and felt some trepidation as I'm often sceptical about fantasy novels. This, I thought, was outstanding as it kept such a beautifully judged balance between tangible reality and fantastical imaginings. Some of the atmospheric effects were breathtaking -- and wild nature IS breathtaking. There was also a kindliness and an individuality in the presentation of many of the characters, even minor characters like the old priest and his speechless wife, the man-at-arms scarred by his experience at the Crusades. Like other reviewers I also loved Elfgift and the Hob spirit. Shall certainly be reading more by this author. (And she's not just for children!)
Cetnan
As a mother who screens everything her 11-year-old daughter reads, I tend to be bemused when I sometimes see Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose" categorised under "Children's Literature." Monks in medieval times are not kid-friendly reading material, in my experience! Happily, Katherine Langraish proved me wrong with "The Shadow Hunt." Formerly published as "Death Edge" (I think) and, later, "Dark Angels" (See how dark those titles are! But Langrish is no John Connolly!), "The Shadow Hunt" is charming and irreverent in parts, very much like "The Troll Trilogy" series, also written by Langrish. I laughed out loud within the first few pages, and couldn't wait to let said daughter have a go at it. In her words:

"The book, 'The Shadow Hunt' by Katherine Langrish was awesomely good.

"When Wolf decides to run away from his monastery, he meets an elf child and takes her to Lord Hugo in hopes that her would be made the Lord's squire. There, Wolf must teach Elfgift (the elf child) to speak or else. However, Hugo's daughter, Nest, willingly helps Wolf and they all soon become the best of friends. That is, until Lord Godfrey, Nest's fiance, and Brother Thomas, the evil monk who had been Wolf's master till he ran away, show up for Nest's wedding. However, when Halewyn, a new jongleur, arrives, things take a turn for the worst. The White Lady, the resident ghost, is vanquished, along with the land's luck, and Hugo elfnapps Elfgift to give her to the Devil in exchange for his wife, and, in the end, two men die.

"I thought the book was great and I would recommend it to any middle-schooler. I would give it a toal of 21 stars: five stars just for the characters, five stars for the plot, five stars for the wording but three stars for the cover because it did not have Elfgift in it."
Abuseyourdna
Katherine Langrish is that rare writer who can combine history and fantasy into a supremely credible, carefully crafted story, peopled by well rounded, believable characters that the reader can really care about. Her extensive knowledge and meticulous research are exceptional, and give The Shadow Hunt real depth, but she never allows this to get in the way of her story, which grips from the very first page. She takes the reader into a world significantly different from ours, to a time when fantasy and reality were thinly separated. Her attention to detail of place, weather and atmosphere makes sure that the world she creates is absolutely believable while remaining intriguingly different. Fantasy at its best.
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