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The Silver Child

The Silver Child [Kindle Edition]

Cliff McNish
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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"A beguiling story" (Joanne Owen, Borders bookshop Bookseller Buyer's Guide Highlights, 11 Jun 03)

"An intriguing and sinister tale¿the beginning of a great adventure" (Dreamwatch)

"¿thought-provoking, heart-warming¿It's as much the way in which McNish tells the tale as the plot itself that makes reading The Silver Child such an enjoyable experience¿it has a spectacular and satisfying conclusion. I was left feeling exhilarated and hungry for more." (Philip Ardagh Guardian, 20 Sep 03)

"¿Fabulously painted with awesome and very vivid characters¿many will be waiting with baited breath to see what happens next." (Birmingham Post, 27 Sep 03)

"¿a genuinely original piece of writing, strongly imagined and well written...[a] dark but arresting fantasy." (Books for Keeps)

Book Description

Six unique children face a terrifying enemy in the first of a brand new fantasy sequence from best-selling Cliff McNish.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 480 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (23 Dec 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004N62CQW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #139,655 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lord of the Flies meets Blade Runner? 1 Aug 2003
Or Secret Seven meet X-men? This new book by Cliff McNish is much more than that! Six mutant children and one adult are drawn to a rat-infested, rubbish-strewn, windswept, rain-lashed, wasteland. Something is coming. Something terrible. Something which roars in the silence of outer space. And these freaks might be the only ones who can save the earth. The Silver Child is the first in a new series by the author of the Doomspell trilogy. It's dark, eerie, unsettling and creepy... you'll love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cliff McNish ---- You've done it again! 2 Sep 2003
What a fantastic book! When I finished reading The Doomspell trilogy, (also written by Cliff McNish), I didn't know where to look. Finally, he produced another spectacular book which was equally as hard to put down. The great thing is, I'm 15, and I've never really been in to reading, but when Cliff McNish began to write, he changed my mind. I am now an aved reader of his books. I know that many adults enjoy reading his books as well. So if you have children who aren't really in to reading but you think they should be - Buy the Doomspell Trilogy! Then move on to the Silver Child - (This is also in a series of books). I do suggest that you read the books in the order they were written however, because otherwise they could get fairly confusing. Any way, back to The Silver Child! This book is a fantastic fantasy and adventure story, which is described so realistically, you can almost believe it really happened - which makes the reading so much more interesting! The characters roles are described so thoroughly, you really do get to think you know them! If there was a '100 star rating' for this book, it would be given by all readers! A MUST read for anyone, no matter whether you like reading or not! - Once again - BRILLIANT!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars So different,. so original 26 Jan 2004
I thought this book was pretty remarkable. I'm an adult, and expected more of the Doomspell wizard/witch/magic stuff, so what a surprise. Mo magic, but the gifts these kids have got is just as weird and wonderful as magic. This is an amazing book, a completely original plot with some of the most intriguing characters I've ever come across. I can't believe how much I fell in love with those strange insect-like twins. The darker side of it - the way there's conflict between the kids, means you read it on edge some of the time, but by the end you realise that the conflict felt true, real. It's all so amazingly crazy and yet you beleive every word! Roll on book 2!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 8 Aug 2003
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What a story! and one that is quite different to the wonderful Doomspell Trilogy, by the same author.
Scenes and characters here are quite extraordinary and, whilst some imagery is perturbing, the author's imagination is astounding. I particularly liked the way in which the relationship between Thomas and Milo was developed. Can't wait to see how all the strange and diverting characters fare in the next book of the sequence.
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