The Wizard's Promise (The Doomspell Trilogy)De (autor) Cliff McNish Ilustrat de Geoff Taylor
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 03 Jul 2003
"McNish weaves a gripping tale with much magic"
Cliff McNish was born in Sunderland, but has spent most of his life in the southeast of England. His first book was THE DOOMSPELL, inspired by a story he told his young daughter. Since then he has published THE SILVER SEQUENCE and the highly-acclaimed stand-alone supernatural thrillers, BREATHE (winner of the Salford and Calderdale book awards), ANGEL, SAVANNAH GREY and THE HUNTING GROUND. His books have been translated into 23 languages, and are published to acclaim in the US. Geoff Taylor was born in Lancaster, England in 1946. He studied Graphic Design at Chesterfield College of Art. After five years or so of working in advertising agencies in Nottingham, Geoff turned to illustrating book covers for most of the top fantasy writers of our time, both adult and children's fiction. Geoff was one of the illustrators for the legendary Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of "The War of the Worlds" album. Since 1994 he has added to some of the rich imagery of "Games Workshop" and the Black Library. Perhaps his true passions are best reflected in his wildlife paintings, especially wolves. He now lives in Cumbria with his wife. Find out more from his website www.geofftaylor.btinternet.co.uk.
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The magic of all children has been released. Throughout the skies of Earth they swoop, crossing continents, changing shape, diving to the ocean depths and playing the deadly new spell-games.Rachel bides her time, watching the skies for what she knows will happen - the invasion of the Witches. But when it comes, it is not in the way anyone expects, and there is also a new enemy - the huge, terrifying Gridda-breed. To confront them will require all of Rachel and her brother Eric's skill and courage, as they embark on a journey that takes them to Ool, home of the Witches - a world where mountains move and breathe, the sun never pierces the clouds and the snows are alive.The Wizard's Promise is a story of dazzling excitement, breathtaking action and memorable characters - the child Yemi, too young to understand the vast scope of his powers; Eric, the spell-destroyer, who will discover his true destiny; and the mysterious Wizards, led by Larpskendya, whose influence may decide the fate of everyone on Earth and beyond. Like The Doomspell and The Scent of Magic, it is compulsive reading.