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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407048710
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Buried Fire




A powerful novel combines elements of fantasy and mythology with a contemporary setting

When Michael staggers home red-eyed and confused from an afternoon alone on the hill, his family suspect sunstroke or even drugs. But the truth is more terrifying than that. By digging up a Celtic cross in the churchyard, church excavators have released the evil influences of an ancient worm, a dragon long buried under the neighbouriing hill, and powerful forces are at large among the community. Sinister neighbours have already yielded to the enticements of this power and are determined to make Michael one of their own brethren. The fragile bonds that link Michael with his brother and sister are seemingly about to be destroyed in a fight for his soul. This is powerful storytelling. Placed firmly in a contemporary background, Buried Fire shows how the dark past can return and have a nightmare hold on people in the present. In a brilliant finale the dragon and its disciples confront the forces of good in a battle of epic proportions and the almost unbearable tension is sustained to the very last word.

  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407048710
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the author

Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford in 1970. After studying English Literature at York University, he moved to London, where he worked as an editor in a publishing firm. He is also the author of the best-selling BARTIMAEUS sequence, which is published in 35 languages and has sold 6 million copies worldwide, and also of four other novels: HEROES OF THE VALLEY, THE LAST SIEGE, THE LEAP and BURIED FIRE. He lives in Hertfordshire with his family. He has yet to see a ghost, but is keeping his eyes open.

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Praise for Buried Fire

Jonathan Stroud writes like a seasoned veteran with a voice all his own, and tells a cracking story that races to a strong climax

Daily Telegraph

(an) atmospheric and gripping debut

The Times

an impressive debut... a gripping tale

Observer

(a) well-written, intensely imagined first novel

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