Published: 28/09/2016
ISBN: 9781785893520
Format: Paperback

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Hello. I am G. H. Cawser. (I use G. H. cos I’m not too keen on the name Graham.) I started dribbling and scroodling at an early age. I initially drew inspiration from the area I was brough... read more

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The Heroes of Elwhen
The Chronicles of Alva - Part One
by G.H. Cawser

‘Tangled up inside a huge dark sack, Gerald felt himself borne aloft before being swung roughly from side to side. The motion suggested that he was being carried by a lumbering creature of some considerable size, but the movement was far from pleasant and made him feel quite nauseous. He could hear Sally-Anne crying nearby, and realised that she was probably being carried in a similar manner...’

John and Sally-Anne are city born and bred, but enjoy spending their summers on Uncle Ned’s farm. They believe they’ve already experienced thrills aplenty, but there is far more in store for them than they could ever have imagined. With their cousin Gerald, they make one last trip to the top of mysterious Barrow Hill and from there find themselves drawn into a place of enchantment and wonder – the mysterious land of Elwhen.

After being captured by a witch named Belldonna, the youngsters become embroiled in a struggle that threatens the very fabric of their newly discovered world. Their overriding wish is to return home, but everything is thrown into turmoil when they are coerced into searching for a magical amulet – the Jewel of the Isle.

The situation only worsens for the trio when they discover that the jewel already lies within the witch’s grasp, and is adorning the neck of a captive she is holding in her dungeon. Acting on a plan formulated by their wizardly friend, Mr Thurlan, the children agree to undertake a perilous return journey to the witch’s lair, but even the best laid plans go wrong...

Comparable to the Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, The Heroes of Elwhen is the first in a six book series that explores the world and characters of Alva. Written in a timeless style, the plots thicken and unfold as the tale progresses, drawing the reader through several twists and turns. The Heroes of Elwhen will appeal to children aged between 7 and 11 who enjoy fantasy tales like The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

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