Jack Flint is Joe Donnellys debut children's book. It's the first in the series and we think it is destined for the big screen. Prestigious major publishers Orion are backing the series.
Each book in stock is signed, lined, dated, doodled and numbered 1 of 1. Take a look at the pictures for more details. You will seriously kick yourself if you miss out on these exclusive doodled copies. Already there has been subsequent printings!
Myth, magic, danger - fantastically fast-paced fantasy from brand new children's talent. A boy searches for his long lost father when he steps into a legend that has come to life.
Jack Flint is 13. He's never known his mother and has - literally - lost his father. On a stormy Halloween he steps from his humdrum world of school, chores and getting by, into a maelstrom. Scaling the dark-walled coppice known as Cromwath Blackwood he and his best friend, Kerry Malone, find a mysterious circle of thirteen standing stones. Stones that almost seem to be breathing, pulling the boys to a place of myth and mayhem. From playing fields to battle fields they stumble into the legendary world of Temair. Here Celtic myth comes to life as Jack, Kerry and Corriwen Redthorn, the orphaned daughter of a Temair Chief, face the terrifying cunning of Morrigan, goddess of death and her servants, the Scree and the cruel, black-feathered Roaks. Their quest is fast paced and furious. Along the way, startlingly, Jack realises they are not just saving their own lives, they find clues that might lead him to his father. Stepping through portals to other worlds is a favourite device - Narnia, Harry Potter, our own DOOMSPELL and LEGENDEER trilogies - but it's one of the most successful if it's done properly, as it is here by Joe Donnelly.
- First Edition First Printing
- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Orion Childrens (2 Aug 2007)
- Language English
- ISBN-10: 1842555812
- ISBN-13: 978-1842555811
- Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.4 x 3.8 cm
Drawing on Celtic myth with his own original embellishments, he knows the world he's created inside out.
About the Author
Joe Donnelly, a former journalist, has previously published eight adult fantasty/horror stories (for RHPG and Penguin). He has an MPhil degree in American Studies. He lives in the west of Scotland. Jack Flint is his first children's novel.
Amanda Craig, The Times
Donnelly uses Celtic myths with charm and verve
'This is Donnelly's first children's book, though he's such a natural children's writer, it's a shame he didn't start sooner'
SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
'keeps the reader on a knife-edge until the final page'
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'Incredibly good...fast-paced, action-packed, thrill-seeker ride of a story'
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