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Silver Hill: Book 3 (The adventures of Jack Brenin) [Kindle Edition]

Catherine Cooper
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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The new book in Catherine Cooper's award-winning 'The Adventures of Jack Brenin' series is a must-read for fans of thrilling and magical adventures. Join the young hero as he continues his voyage! --Lauren Jarvis, National Geographic Kids

The search for a successor to JK Rowling has become a pressing issue... in the running is Catherine Cooper. --Vanessa Thorpe, the Observer

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Silver Hill is the third book in the bestselling Jack Brenin series. With Nora away on a vitally important mission in Annwn, Jack Brenin has to take sole responsibility for rescuing the last two Dragonettes left on earth from being roasted for a Spriggan feast. Using his trusty Book of Shadows for guidance, and with his friends Camelin the raven and Timmery the bat (along with a cunningly captured Dorysk), Jack mounts a daring raid on the Spriggan stronghold inside Silver Hill. But his triumphant return is overshadowed by the discovery of a problem in Annwn that is too big for even Nora's magic. Can Jack help the Blessed Council to rescue the sleeping Druids? Read about Jack's continuing adventures in this third book in the magical Jack Brenin series, following the international bestseller The Golden Acorn, winner of the 2010 Brit Writers' Award, and its sequel, Glasruhen Gate.

Silver Hill is the third book in an ongoing adventure. Once you've read this book we're sure you'll want to read more about Jack Brenin and the magical 'Otherworld' he becomes involved in.

Book 1: The Golden Acorn (2010)
Book 2: Glasruhen Gate (2011)
Book 3: Silver Hill (2011)
Book 4: The Lost Treasure of Annwn (2012)
Book 5: The Oak Lord (Coming Autumn 2013)

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1795 KB
  • Print Length: 381 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1906821747
  • Publisher: Infinite Ideas (17 Oct 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OQGYN2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,199 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Catherine Cooper was a primary school teacher before deciding to write for children. Catherine's love of history, myths and legends and the Shropshire countryside around where she lives shines through her charming stories. The first book in this series, The Golden Acorn, was the overall winner of the 2010 Brit Writers Awards.

More information about Catherine can be found at www.pengridion.co.uk.

School visits begin on March 1st, World Book Day, and end in October. Should you wish to book Catherine, please use the contact form on her website. There will be more details to follow about book signing events and festival appearances. Both Catherine and Camelin can be found on Facebook.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful new series 6 Nov 2011
By A-C
Format:Paperback
I bought Silver Hill - the third book about Jack Brenin - to be delivered on publication, because I love the first two books of the series. I was not disappointed. Catherine Cooper has the ability to make even grown-ups read incredibly fast to find out what will happen next - and she does it without resorting to blood and gore. These books are just plain exciting. I have seen the Jack Brening books compared to Harry Potter, and I can see the resemblances, but also the differences. Reading Silver Hill made me think more of Astrid Lindgren. Of exciting books like Mio My Son or The Brothers Lionheart. But rather than the sad overtones these books have, there's a taste of Pippi Longstocking - and so much more.
The sad and lonely boy, Jack, meets a wonderful world of old magic where animals can speak, the forest is alive and wonderful mythological- and fantasy creatures are real. How to save it all?
In Silver Hill Jack suddenly has to stand on his own two feet to save the last living miniature dragons from being eaten. And, as it turns out, save the Otherworld from destruction.
To me, having put my 50th birthday well behind me, these books are much more than just an exciting read. They are about courage, and about using your imagination and being aware of nature and history to see the wonders of our world.
Strongly recommended - for children too - but read the whole series.
A-C Rasmussen, Danish Teacher
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Jasmine
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is the third Jack Brenin book I have read and I have to say as the story develops and we learn more about the characters they just get better and better, I am an adult reader but really enjoy the antics of the group battling good against evil.

I love the way the main story continues but also, that there is a sub-story in each book making them exciting and full of suspense, it is also satisfying that the sub story has a conclusion (I won't spoil it for future readers but brill ending).
As before I just can't wait for the next one to come out and to find out what they all get up to next!

Thank you Catherine and keep on writing :O)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book! 20 Oct 2011
By Jay Bee
Format:Paperback
I have read every one of Catherine Cooper's books and have loved every single one of them. Silver Hill is no exception. The age range given for the Jack Brenin series is around 9+ but, as a more mature reader myself, I would say that there is no upper age limit. These books appeal to the child in every one of us.

Silver Hill is slightly different from the previous two books in that Jack is left to fend for himself for much of the story. This is a challenge to both Jack and the reader as he is forced out of Nora's shadow and you can't help but feel nervous for him. Whereas with Golden Acorn and Glasruhen Gate there was always a sense of "oh Nora will sort it out," in this latest instalment the reader cannot feel quite so smug and assured and it all adds to the rollercoaster ride of emotions. I, for one, felt this book challenged my emotions far more. I shared in Jack's frustrations, insecurities and discomfort whilst at the same time laughing at the antics of Camelin and the rather brilliant Motley (he reminds me of Captain Mainwaring). And, of course, when Nora reappears on the scene it's like putting an old pair of comfy slippers back on!

Silver Hill also has a very useful glossary section at the back written by Camelin. I found this invaluable to look up things I had forgotten from the first two books, such as what a dorysk is and who is Gerda. The writer's thoughtfulness and attention to detail in this way is commendable.

To sum up, this book is every bit as good as Golden Acorn and Glasruhen Gate. The writing is well-researched, imaginative and educational, the images conjured up are clear and vivid and now I can't wait for book 4!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting reading! 3 Aug 2013
By Pyewacket TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Jack is left to fend for himself when Nora and Elan have to go to Annwn on urgent business.

He suddenly gets knowledge of where Charkle's kin are and knows that he must mount a rescue before they are roasted and eaten. So off he goes with Camelin and the Dorysk and Timmery to find out what is happening. He manages to open a little door into a brightly lit passage..............why brightly lit? The Spriggans hate light! The cave is full of crystals which have something important to do with Nora and Elan's business. Whilst down in the passageways they also mount a rescue mission for the last ever proper Dragon.

In this book, as another reviewer pointed out, Jack is pretty much left to his own devices and magic. He also comes across someone who everyone thought couldn't return.

I am no child but this series of books have really got me absorbed. I can hardly wait for the 5th book to be printed.

Really recommended for adults and children alike.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chloe's review 8 Jun 2013
By Chloe
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I thought that this book is brilliant and you don't want to stop reading it even if it has finished.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great time spent with my son 25 Feb 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is the thrid book of the Jack Brenin seris I have read to my 6 year old son. The only issue is he always wants another chapter when we get to the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 23 Feb 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
So far I have read three of the Jack Brenin books and have enjoined all of them. I will cry when I have finished them all
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 16 Feb 2014
By Frankie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Love the story it is one of the best book's I have ever read!!! Catherine Cooper is a brill author and I would recommend this book and series to anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle treat reading
This is on my Kindle for my child to read. We've read the first 2 books in the series and said child is a big fan. Read more
Published 3 months ago by A. Mackintosh
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
It's a good book I couldn't put it down its a real mystery of Jack Berin hope you like of
Published 3 months ago by SJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I recommend this book it is really good it has magic in kids that are under five like magic it is not scary so it could be used for a bed time story
Published 3 months ago by Rands Family
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Myself and my son whos 6 loved this book , hard to put down , great imagination looking forward to reading book 4 in the series, books are so good have even purchased them as... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Fiona
5.0 out of 5 stars Lad Still loves it
I said in a previous review how engaging this series is for a 9 year old and this third book still has it
Published 4 months ago by Andrew M. Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars MY FAVE BOOK SO FAR
Another brilliant book Catherine just writes her stories bettter and more imaginative you have to read the series. Read more
Published 4 months ago by David Haynes
4.0 out of 5 stars fanstic adventure
it was a great book and i would recomend it to alot of people. loved the cliff hangers on each chapter.
Published 4 months ago by Pomerol
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite book out of jacks adventures
I really enjoyed these series but this one was my favorite out of them all because it was more exciting and I liked when jack went in the tinny door in sliver hill.
Published 4 months ago by Amber muller
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant reading
I have read the whole series and found them easy to read but difficult to put down! I have my grandchildren reading them at the moment and they are also enjoying the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Book boffin
5.0 out of 5 stars Silver hill.
So cool!!!Can't wait to read the next book.I really love your books andI really like the spells.Maybe you should writ a book of spells.
Published 5 months ago by chinesetextbooks
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