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The Stoneheart Trilogy, Book Three: Silvertongue

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A book by Charlie Fletcher

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Author: Charlie Fletcher
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
1 review about The Stoneheart Trilogy, Book Three: Silvertongue

Nothing short of brilliant

  • May 6, 2009
Rating:
+5
Silvertongue is the third and final book in the Stoneheart series. (Note to Mr. Fletcher: Thank you, thank you for not going 7 books deep....) I have loved this series from the beginning. (See my reviews on Stoneheart and Ironhand.) Fletcher's prose is brilliant; it's crisp, fluid, engaging, at times comic, at other times poignant. The books are worth gifting to kids just for that reason. But there is so much more in these books....

We all love a story in which an underdog kid finds a way to triumph--to become strong as he struggles with adversity. These books have two such kids--a boy and a girl. I've read a lot of fiction in my day... Edie stands as one of my all-time favorite heroines. Yeah, she kicks... well, she's really strong. Love that.

There are other characters to love as well--the Gunner, Spout, Dictionary--as Fletcher has created a delightful cast of well-rounded beings who are loveably imperfect and wonderfully unique.

And there's more: Fletcher adds (very carefully--so kids aren't slugged over the head with it) enough history and mythology to raise these books to an intellectual level that even stuffy grown-ups will enjoy.

I cannot say enough about how much good stuff is in here for kids (without giving away some of my favorite stuff--and I hate spoilers). I strongly recommend this series for kids of all ages. As the final act, Silvertongue is a thrilling ride and absolute page turner.

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