The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken The Wolves of Willoughby Chase is the first book in the Wolves Saga by Joan Aiken, a series of books set in an alternative 18th century England in the reign of King James III. In this altered history a large number of wolves migrate from the bitter […]Read More
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Black Hearts in Battersea by Joan Aiken Black Hearts in Battersea is the second book in Joan Aiken‘s beloved Wolves saga, beginning with The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and continuing in Nightbirds in Nantucket. Each book can be read separately and out of order (i.e., each is a separate story, not one big story broken […]Read More
Nightbirds on Nantucket by Joan Aiken When we last saw Dido Twite at the end of Black Hearts in Battersea she was going down with the Dark Dew ship, swept away from her friends Simon and Justin in the middle of the ocean. Whilst the two boys were forced to go on without her (eventually […]Read More
The Cuckoo Tree by Joan Aiken After her light-hearted adventures on the island of Nantucket in the previous installment in Joan Aiken’s Wolves Saga, Dido Twite comes up against darker enemies once she reaches English soil once more. At the end of the last book, Dido left Nantucket with Captain Hughes, who since then has […]Read More
A Necklace of Raindrops by Joan Aiken Joan Aiken’s sweet collection of eight short children’s bedtime stories, originally published in 1968, has just been released in audio format by Listening Library. The audiobook is just over 1.5 hours long and is excellently and lovingly narrated by the author’s daughter, Lizza Aiken. It contains these stories: […]Read More
Kat Hooper´s rating: 4 | Joan Aiken | Audio, Children, Short Fiction | SFF Reviews | | 2 comments |
A Touch of Chill by Joan Aiken Joan Aiken is one of my favourite authors, best known among children as the writer of the alternative-history series The Wolves Chronicles. She is also a writer for adults, and the same sense of imagination, wit and mystery found in her earlier books are found in this collected […]Read More
Rebecca Fisher´s rating: 3 | Joan Aiken | Stand-Alone | SFF Reviews | | 1 comment |
These horror stories are so good that they’ve been nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award. Read all about them, then try to find them for yourself and figure out which one will be the winner before the awards are handed out at Readercon, July 12-15, 2012. The Shirley Jackson Awards are awarded “for outstanding achievement […]Read More
The Kingdom and the Cave — (1960) Ages 9-12. Publisher: Prince Michael is accompanied by the palace cat and a wise old mare on a long and dangerous search for the elusive Under People. The Cockatrice Boys — (1966) Ages 9-12. Publisher: What does a cockatrice enjoy most for dinner? Anyone it can find. So […]Read More
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