Article provided by Amy Brooke
The Children’s Book Review | February 16, 2016
The Mora Stone
Virgo In Proelium Provehetur – A Maid Will Ride Forth Into Battle
On her thirteenth birthday, Willow is given a broken ring in a curious box with a cryptic message. From the moment she slips the ring onto her finger, nothing is quite the same. Summoned back hundreds of years to a Scandinavian country visited in her dreams she becomes embroiled in an epic quest to defend the rightful heir to the throne, the young queen- elect Amise, little older than herself. It will be for the ancient Mora Stone to decide the outcome of a struggle against the abuse of power – and for life itself.
The Medlar Press is delighted to announce a new imprinting of the modern classic The Mora Stone. Set in present day and medieval Sweden, The Mora Stone is an expertly crafted tale, blending suspense, drama, excitement and strong, vivid characters together in a uniquely imaginative exploration of power, friendship, betrayal and love. An addictive and satisfying fantasy that resonates with and is retained by the reader long after the final page, The Mora Stone is a must read.
First published by The Medlar Press, cover illustration by Dean Raybould, The Mora Stone was included in the Children’s Literature Foundation of New Zealand Inc. nominations for the top ten Notable Senior Fiction award. It was also included on an initial list of nominees for the prestigious international Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature in the US Mythopoeic Awards for Children’s Literature.
Critics and readers agree:
“What a fabulous film it would make! Just loaded with action, colour, suspense, exotic stuff, romance, and battles!” Kathryn Asare. New Zealand Communications Manager, New Zealand Manufacturers Federation.
“I really liked it. Great story! My sort of book! Keep writing; happy to review any future books!” Thomas King, reader (10 years).
” a good solid fantasy for readers who like something they can get their teeth into… I enjoyed this book – it is well-written, very carefully researched, and deserves a place on any senior shelf.” J.N. Well Read.
“I read it in three days and it was great.” Anna Powell, 8 years.
“This book is amazing…an intricate tale twisted with intrigue and fantasy and now I cannot get enough of this author! Her writing is wonderful and witty, the friendships are strong and the romances very well done, it rates as my favourite book right now and I cannot wait to buy more… I believe that most people would probably agree with me on this one it is so superbly written, please try it out, I recommend it highly!” Book worm (Amazon review).
About Amy Brooke
The author, Amy Brooke (previously Agnes-Mary) is an award winning New Zealand columnist, critic and commentator. Her wide ranging background includes language teaching, book reviewing and socio-political commentary. From these, and her other undertakings, Amy finds her writing for children as her most satisfying and favourite activity – a magical world of enduring pleasure. She lives in the countryside out of Nelson, surrounded by the birds and animals she loves, with twenty books for children, young readers, their parents and grandparents published to date.
Visit www.amybrooke.co.nz to find out more about the author and her other magical children’s stories available.
Read our exclusive interview with Amy Brooke about The Mora Stone.
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