Alternative history buffs, fans of King Arthur tales, and fans of the plucky Dido Twite will find plenty to enjoy in this richly detailed tale that is a standout of Joan Aiken's books. Here we have the Arthurian legend added to the story, and some very nasty characters indeed who maintain their own lives at any cost. We’d love your help. It is actually much better than I would have expected for a YA novel. The Stolen Lake (The Wolves Chronicles, #4). The queen is greatly distressed because a neighbouring king has stolen her lake. (OK, I haven't read Dido and Pa, but of the others.) The first three books maybe had teeny-tiny glimpses of some freaky stuff, but this is where all the withcrafty, nightmarish evil explodes in full force upon your unsuspecting imagination. Joan Aiken was a much loved English writer who received the MBE for services to Children's Literature. Compared to the last one I'd read (. I LOVED this! The creativity is awe-inspiring, the writing beautiful and the stories exhilirating. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. BONNEY LAKE, Wash. — A Bonney Lake police officer fired his weapon while trying to contact the person inside a stolen car at a Fred Meyer in Bonney Lake on Tuesday morning. This is a masterpiece of children's fantasy, and Dido Twite must surely be one of the great heroines of children's literature. I love how this book series is available with Edward Gorey illustrated covers - that seems to perfectly sum up the type of humor you'll encounter. 1-Click ordering is not available for this item. Best Forgotten Fantasy of the 20th Century, James Davis Nicoll's "100 SF/F Books You Should Consider Reading in the New Year", Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories. Perhaps it would be less jarring if I'd seen the style of the books evolve over time. This is where things start to get weird. A rich mixture of legend, fantasy, humour and pure snowballing adventure. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published This is the first Wolves chronicle I read, not long after it was published, but after a slight initial confusion it had a logic of its own. Still, the first half, Delighted to read another Dido Twite adventure. Is she, as she claims, the widow of King Arthur? Dido faces fire, flood, wild beasts and, ultimately, threat of execution in order to get the lake back. Dido Twite is a great character! Welcome back. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Is she, as she claims, the widow of King Arthur? Readers who have followed Dido Twite’s escapades in BLACK HEARTS IN BATTERSEA and NIGHTBIRDS ON NANTUCKET will welcome her return in her wildest adventure yet. Buy a cheap copy of The Stolen Lake book by Joan Aiken. According to a livestream on Facebook on Tuesday evening, an ATM machine that was allegedly stolen in Lake Country has been found, along with the van that was used. I’ll say it again — it’s awkward. Home. 'Hadn't expected that, but after a quick adjustment of expectations this became a spectacular adventure, one I was happy to experience. "The Stolen Lake is zanier and more devilishly fiendish than ever" * The New York Times * "A natural storyteller with the gift of endless and usually comic invention" * Guardian * "Joan Aiken's imagination is inexhaustible" * Daily Telegraph * "Joan Aiken is the best contemporary writer of historical fantasy we have" -- Susan Hill Great Books to Give the Kids This Holiday. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. 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