Alan Garner’s exciting and atmospheric tale of magic and evil which began with The Weirdstone of Brisingamen continues with The Moon of Gomrath. Colin and Susan are not safe from the evil Morrigan and once more find themselves back in Fundindelve with the wizard Cadellin.
4 CDs | Running Time: 4h 31m | ISBN: 978-962-634-470-5 | Cat. no.: NA447012 | RRP: £16.99RRP:£16.99 GBPSRP: US $ 28.98RRP:£16.99 GBP
In this classic high fantasy, sequel to The Weirdstone of Brisingamen two British siblings named Colin and Susan continue to cross into a world populated by Tolkienesque characters—elves, dwarfs, and a wizard. First published in 1963, this adventure finds the youngsters unwittingly unleashing horsemen known as the Wild Hunt and facing their old evil-witch nemesis. Madoc’s plummy tones reverberate with authority. His characterisations are spot-on, and the classical music that opens and closes the chapters is moodily dark and atmospheric, adding cachet to the production. There is a ponderous quality to the tale, however, as the action never really catches fire. For listeners who enjoyed the earlier title and are fans of classic fantasy.
Karen Cruze, Booklist