- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Starburst Digital Rights International inc. (September 30, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0987793020
- ISBN-13: 978-0987793027
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,698,274 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Stone in the Meadow Paperback – September 30, 2011
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The story is full of magic, mystery, and time travel. Impossible love and self discovery is a big part of this book and honestly, for those that have read the twilight series, read a real book like this.
(unrelated to The Stone in the Meadow: yes, I've read the Twilight books out of curiousity. It was mary sue and NOT the most original I've read. Also there are entire forums full of scans of books pointing out errors in spelling and grammer. They would have been much more enjoyable from Edwards point of view from what I've read of Midnight Sun, and the Horrible Movies should not have been made in order to save some face of the series.)
All in all, The Stone in the Meadow was and has been the best book I have ever read and still to this day influences me to be who I am and not what everyone else wants me to be. Buy it or look for it at a local library because it is worth it.
I have loved stories that feature Celts and Celtic mythology ever since I was first introduced to The Chronicles of Prydain when I was 8. Later I got a book called "The Wizard Children of Finn" that had a similar idea to this one - that of modern children being swept back in time and living with a group of Celts - in this case a Gaelic group. Therefore, I found myself enjoying this story quite a lot, and eagerly searching for those little kernels of legend and truth that one finds in any fictional piece including the Celts - as if the ancients themselves get into the author's brain and add a few words to the story here and there to keep things more accurate. I was not disappointed. Fans of Celtic and British (especially Cornish) myths and legends, and the Celtic peoples in general, should enjoy this story a great deal. I would say that as long as a young reader is able to read the words, she is old enough to read this story - at the same time, it is entertaining and timeless enough to provide a satisfactory reading experience to adults as well. Definitely pick this one up!
This time travel story is one of the best I have seen for a while. It is an exciting and well developed tale that will keep you spellbound from the beginning to the end. It is well written, with great descriptions and likable characters.
Jenifer is visiting her uncle, for the first time, at a hundred-year-old family home in England. While exploring the countryside she finds a tall dark stone standing alone that seems to call to her. At first fearfully, and later with a growing need, she visits the stone frequently.
It doesn't take long for her to find that the cold stone's shadow has an unfathomable power--it transports her into the past to the same place, but way before her time. In that setting, Jenifer meets Perran, one of her ancestors, and they become best friends. He takes her all over the countryside exploring and learning. Soon she figures out that the time travel only works when there is a shadow from the sun and that when it is raining or overcast she can't go to her new friend's era.
One day, while together, they decide to try and see if Perran can travel with her to her time, because he has tried on his own and nothing happened. They hold hands and touch the stone as she has done many times before. This time it works . . . at least that is what they think until Perran is taken as a slave and Jenifer is carried to the priestess' home.
This book has all the components for a great story and will be liked by readers from pre-teens up. The author did a great job, although it threw me off when Jenifer asked her uncle to explain why he had said that she was Guinevere. ("But why do you say I was named after her?") Actually there isn't any place in the story that supports such a claim. Except for that, it is a great story.
I won this from Library Thing and received no compensation for a review.