Hootcat Hill

Author(s): Lucy Coats

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Linnet Perry is 13-year-old girl living in Wyrmesbury. Ordinary on the surface, she has hidden powers which she must be taught to use. When the ancient worldwyrm stirs, fear spreads throughout the town. People begin to disappear. Unless the wyrm is returned to sleep, there will be natural disasters and worse - too much old magic will leak into the world, disturbing the careful balance of modern life. Only Linnet has the rare combination of magics needed to embark on the dangerous quest through the natural and spiritual world to redress the imbalance and restore order. But is she strong enough - and willing enough - to confront her gifts, and use them - especially since all she has ever wanted was it fit in and be like everyone else?


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An enchanting debut novel from a highly-acclaimed writer/historian, full of invention but rooted convincingly in Celtic mythology. Fantasy combined with a vividly-drawn coming of age story. At last - a heroine truly takes centre stage in a world of male-oriented fantasy writing. Lucy Coats has a highly original voice and brings a much-needed wicked sense of humour to the fantasy genre. Hardback published to stellar reviews: 'Charming, enathralling' (Daily Telegraph); 'A lyrical fantasy full of old, dark magic entertainingly bound up with ordinary life' (Sunday Times); 'An assured debut novel, set in a familiar-but-different world, steeped in myth and legend' (Sunday Telegraph). Lucy Coats is a highly promotable author who excels at readings and creative workshops with adults and children alike. Her website www.lucycoats.co.uk is a treasure trove of fact and fantasy in itself.

'A lovely book...with a timeless feel to it. Hootcat Hill could have been written longer ago than last year, and i hope taht means its appeal will last a long time' BOOKWITCH

Lucy Coats grew up in a little Hampshire village on top of a hill, and spent much of her childhood outdoors. She went on to read Ancient History at Edinburgh University, then worked as an editor for a children's publisher, and now writes full-time. She is a gifted poet and reteller of myths and legends. She has two children and lives in the countryside in Northamptonshire.

General Fields

  • : 9781842556887
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : 0.192
  • : March 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 17mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lucy Coats
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 823.92
  • : 240
  • : Fiction