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The Palace Library [Kindle Edition]

Steven Loveridge
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Three children stumble upon an extraordinary library in an old house. Armed with magical books, and accompanied by an enchanting deerhound, they leave through a door that takes them to a world in the past. Beyond the door, a kingdom is in crisis.

The children must unlock the secrets in their books as they face storms, fight traitors and tackle dragons.

The Great Sword of State has been stolen and destroyed. The Queen reveals an ancient prophecy that says only these children can replace the Sword and she sends them on a journey that takes them beyond the world’s end.

Without knowing who they can trust, can they succeed?

"Charming and compelling, this magical adventure story will entertain and enchant in equal measure." Santa Montefiore.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 399 KB
  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Leofric Digital; 1 edition (9 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #275,559 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Steven Loveridge is the author of The Palace Library, first in a series of children's books for 8-12 year olds about three children who discover a hidden library full of magical books.

Steven is 43 and lives in Dorset in England with his wife and their young children, a cocker spaniel called Bella, two ponies, a horse and four chickens called Rihanna, Crunchy, Treacle and Pippin.

Steven read history at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He still believes that all libraries have magical books in them somewhere.

To find out more, visit his website at or follow The Palace Library on Facebook at

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring book! 15 Dec. 2012
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This fusion of magic,adventure and excitment is a breathtaking novel that you can't put down. I loved the Palace Library and read it in about two days. I protested about going on a dog walk because I wanted to carry on! I recommend this book to any children who love Harry Potter and The Cronicles of Narnia or any others who love a good book. Join Grace, Harry, Eleanor and Sophie the dog on a magical adventure!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Palace Library 6 Nov. 2012
By Max
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe meets Tolkien.

This is a paging turning children's book with a pace for all ages including adults. I read it & I was entranced with a secret world full of drama and surprises - one is reminded of a simpler and kinder childhood era.

Short enough for younger kids and long enough for teenagers - we are ready for the sequel already. Where will the Palace Library lead to?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem of a book! 13 Nov. 2012
This enchanting tale of heroic (but very real) children facing dragons and unmasking traitors in 12th century England with a huge dear hound at their side had both my children (and me!) enthralled from beginning to end. This is a real gem of a book which will transport a generation of pre-teens into a wonderfully vivid fantasy world where three children make all the difference. Please may we have another tale from the Palace Library very soon!?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary 19 Nov. 2012
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The Palace Library is extraordinary: the first book that I have ever read to my children where they would rather hear what happens next rather than watch more junk on the TV. The novel has a lovely premise. Superb pacing; and Loveridge has got good style with it. I am hoping - and my sons are hoping - that it will the start of a long, long series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My son was entranced 9 Nov. 2012
By Luche
My son devoured this book. I suspect there was a certain amount of midnight reading as he came downstairs in the morning announcing that is was "totally brilliant" and that "it's like the Narnia books but even more exciting". He's rated it alongside the Morpugo books which in his eyes are the tip-top. Will definitely buy the next Loveridge book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for kids 10 Dec. 2012
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My 9 year old son is a good reader but has been reluctant to do much reading. So I bought this for my Kindle - the combination of a gripping read and new technology has made him love reading again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Palace Library - a grandpa's view 24 Nov. 2012
By grandpa
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm a grandpa, and have just read The Palace Library by Steven Loveridge, to see if it would interest my five grandchildren (7-12).

It zipped along, and I read it from cover to cover without stopping. It seemed to me to be exciting and interesting, and had some historical connections. Yes - it should get and keep the attention of the kiddiewinkies. It also leaves open the way for future adventures. Paddy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Palace Library 19 Nov. 2012
By K A
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What a wonderful book for children of all ages. It was hard to put down once you had been thrown into thier magical world.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
This is a good book but the ending is a bit off and not the best ending in the world
Published 23 months ago by Katie Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely loved it...
Definitely a page turner... Found it pretty hard to put down and read it in two sittings.

Steven is obviously a very bright and talented author. Read more
Published on 7 May 2013 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Book s are great.
It was a good idea of a book and it was most enjoyable with lots of good words it was a good book.
Published on 10 April 2013 by Tania john
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST BOOK EVER
I am 9 years old and was given this as a present. It is absolutely amazing and is full of magic and mystery. I have now read it twice because it is such a good book. Read more
Published on 8 April 2013 by Bob
5.0 out of 5 stars The Palace Library
i loved this book. i liked the idea that the children went back intime to save the sword of state. i felt it was written very well and was very descriptive. more books please!
Published on 2 Mar. 2013 by Bella Bullen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!!!
It was awesome. Everything about it great. It was so believable and magical. It was one of the best books I have ever read.
Published on 25 Feb. 2013 by Miles Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars Very magical
The book used imagery very well and pulls the reader inside the story. It always feels like something magical is going on! Read more
Published on 21 Jan. 2013 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Light hearted little read
Nice book for everyone to enjoy, plenty of action to keep you interested and no nasty stuff needed. Magic with a bit of history.
Published on 4 Jan. 2013 by Sharon mardell
5.0 out of 5 stars The Palace Library
This book captivated my daughter on the first page. She then read the first 5 chapters without putting it down. No other book has been able to enthrall her so completely. Read more
Published on 24 Dec. 2012 by Steven Loveridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book I have read this Decade
Absolutely Fabulous book, written in 3D jsut like a film. Got my 8 year old to read, which is a miracle. Brilliant!
Published on 26 Nov. 2012 by MWD
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