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Elidor

Elidor
 

Only the four children can save the twilight world of Elidor, by guarding four strange treasures - a street-map, a deserted demolition site, a football and a ruined church. But gradually the powers of evil start to invade the quiet Manchester suburbs. By the author of The Owl Ser... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780001842021
Published 1 September 1965 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Garner, Alan
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ISBN-13 9780001842021
ISBN-10 0001842021
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Collins
Publication Date 1 September 1965
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Garner, Alan
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 220mm
Weight 296g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Fantasy
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Only the four children can save the twilight world of Elidor, by guarding four strange treasures - a street-map, a deserted demolition site, a football and a ruined church. But gradually the powers of evil start to invade the quiet Manchester suburbs. By the author of The Owl Service .

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US Review The finding is chance. Wasteland and boundaries, places that are neither one thing nor the other, neither here nor there - these are the gates of Elidor. For Roland Watson, Fog Lane, Manchester 20, and his older brothers and sisters, the gate is a gutted church on a demolition site, the fix between the two worlds is the music of a blind, lame fiddler who becomes Malebron, King of Elidor. From ancient prophecy, Malebron sees in the children the saviors of Elidor the means to bring light after long darkness. At his insistence - Think it. Force it with your mind - Roland imagines the door to the hidden Treasures that hold Elidor's fate, and the four retrieve them; to protect Elidor, they must take the Treasures back with them. The problem thereafter is two-fold: to conceal (and neutralize) the Treasures, which act as electric generators, disrupting television reception and setting off household appliances; to overcome the evil forces from Elidor bent on gaining possession of them and, ultimately, to return them safely to Malebron. Some of this is hilarious - the family facing an evening without TV, the stolid father confronting invisible forces - some is harrowing, but it rarely rises above the level of formula fantasy. The obvious weaknesses are a certain flatness of style and the lack of definition of character, the stillborn aspect of faerieland: we don't know Elidor or the children intimately enough to care what happens to them, nor to regret, in the case of the children, that they are little touched by the sum of their experiences. (Kirkus Reviews)

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