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Marco and the Blade of Night [Kindle Edition]

Phil Rickman
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Welcome to Glastonbury. Real Place. Real Magic.

Marco's summer in Glastonbury is starting to get seriously weird… The locals are having strange and terrifying visions, and then Marco's friend, Rosa, finds an ancient relic which experts identify as Excalibur, sword of the legendary King Arthur.

According to the folk tales, Arthur will return to fight the forces of night. But where is the real threat coming from? A new evil is loose on the streets of the old town and inside the ruins of its ancient abbey... and walking right into it is Marco's sceptical London friend, Josh, the psychiatrist's son who's too clever for his own dad.

Only Marco and Rosa can see the real darkness rising... and the blade about to fall.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 430 KB
  • Print Length: 297 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ARHFCK4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #53,017 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What is happening in Glastonbury? 28 July 2013
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The normally sceptical Mr. Cotton reckons he has seen UFO's, the Mayor has been having strange visions, the odious Jasper has too but the strange thing is that these are the so called 'Glasties' and not the 'Pilgrims' like Wooly, Eleri, Diane, Sam and Marco. Why can't they see anything?

On a walk with her Father 'Big Dave' the new Curate, Rosa trips over something near the riverbank. It turns out to be an ancient sword. Of course the Glasties immediately assume it is Excalibur but is it?

Marco's would be Psychiatrist friend decides from Marco's emails that he must get to Glastonbury before Marco finally loses his marbles. He calls it Goldman's Syndrome! So he sets off to his Grandmothers house in Torquay and tells her is going to Glastonbury. The old lady is so excited that she decides to go along with him much to Josh's horror.

It is when Wooly starts acting like a Glastie that alarm bells begin to ring in the Watchers heads. What has happened to him, why is he now agreeing with the Glasties?

You'll just have to read this excellent sequel to Marco's Pendulum to find out.

I know these two books were written with children in mind but they still make good reading for adults.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 13 Feb 2013
By karenb
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Phil Rickman's books are always brilliant. I believe this book is aimed at a younger audience, I am not part of that generation however I thoroughly enjoyed the read and wait with bated breath for the next Rickman tale,
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great on a long flight! 16 Oct 2013
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Just what you expect from a
consummate story teller
who brings will his players to life and is a master of serpentine plots.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read 23 Sep 2013
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Love this new approach to an old legend. Must read more from this author.funny serious misterious some teenage angst., some really nasty greedy folks. Just read it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fun outing 18 Jun 2013
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Great fun to read and also a little educational re history.myth and legend.
I've read Phil Rickman's other avalonian books in the series- this one keeps up to the standard.

If you like history and legend then you will enjoy this book
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good read 15 Jan 2013
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Although written as a young persons novel this story is a gripping read for (in my opinion) any age group. Set in Glastonbury it conveys the atmosphere and the surroundings very well. I've read many of this authors books and this one stands up very well against the others.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars avalonians rule! 11 Jan 2013
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I can't get over how absorbing his writing is _ the atmosphere of the old Arthurian legends firmly established in the present. I wait impatiently for more stories from Mr Rickman be they about Marco or Merrily, they are always over too soon.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Avalon and more 14 Feb 2013
A well written novel with the entwining of Arthurian legend with a modern day Glastonbury. All the ingredients of a thriller combined with an historic tale set in present time. Struggled to put this down due to the writing style Phil Rickman knows how to hook you. Great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it
This is Phil Rickman at his best, its a really gripping tale that grips you from the outset.. he paints such a great picture with his words that you feel you are there.
Published 8 months ago by Spinney
5.0 out of 5 stars Great page turner
Phil Rickman can do no wrong in my eyes. Fast paced storyline set in Glastonbury, where Mr Rickman is in his element. I loved the characters, even Big Dave came good in the end. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Susan Cousins
5.0 out of 5 stars Marco and the Blade of Night
Phil Rickman is more than just a "supernatural" writer. He has captured the off-the-wall essence of Glastonbury and the Marco books, although mainly for young adult, are... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Dr. J. A. Sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Usual high Rickman standards
I love this hero, I love his friends and I love his relatives - quirky, different, interesting, loveable all of them. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Stephanie
5.0 out of 5 stars great characterisation
I have loved both of the Marco books. They have characters that you can really relate to whether you are an adult or a teenager. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mrs. Jd Rumble
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite my thing
Did not quite engage and may returnanother time when slightly more in the mood for younger reading and feeling kindlier
Published 17 months ago by Victoria Orr-Ewing
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good read
I have read the previous book and would suggest that you read it first. This is a good sequal and this book still has the same dark moments. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Suz
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
The type of book I wish I could have read when I was a teenager, it's exciting plot leaves enough pointers to set an inquisitive teen on a research tip to the Old Religion. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars im a marco fan
i love phil rickmans work especially meerilly watkins but im so taken with marco and his hippy family cant wait to read more
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