Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Chestnut Soldier by Jenny Nimmo

Title: The Chestnut Soldier
Author: Jenny Nimmo

ISBN # 0749701501

Publisher: Mammoth

First Published: 1989

168 pages

Format: Paperback

Rating: 8/10

To purge the anger from an ancient Welsh demonic god that he had helped release, and to soothe a moody, troubled soldier, Gwyn Griffiths draws on the strength of his namesake and ancestor in Welsh magic, Gwydion Gwyn.

As with the two preceding books, Nimmo has woven a web so sparklingly beautiful that it’s impossible not to fall a little in love with the characters, from the young hero of the story to the dark and brooding stranger whose presence threatens to destroy a family.

This third instalment in the Snow Spider trilogy is a little darker than the others – the story has grown up with the characters and this is as wonderful a finale to an enchanting saga as anyone could possibly wish for!


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