UN EMOZIONANTE E SUGGESTIVO CAPOLAVORO DELLA NARRATIVA FANTASTICA CHE HA INCANTATO GENERAZIONI DI LETTORI
Due ragazzi e la loro strabiliante avventura in mezzo a streghe e folletti, spiriti maligni e geni benefici, giganti e animali parlanti nell'incantevole scenario della magica Irlanda
Pidge e la piccola Brigit sono due giovani fratelli vivaci e spensierati che vivono in una verde vallata irlandese. La loro è una vita semplice, scandita dai rimproveri della zia Bina e dalle trepidanti attese dei ritorni del padre, spesso fuori casa per lavoro.
Un giorno Pidge acquista un vecchio e malconcio libro e si trova a varcare, assieme alla sorella, la sottile soglia che separa il mondo reale da quello fantastico. Si ritrovano così a dover recuperare, per conto di un'antica divinità irlandese, una pietra macchiata di sangue prima che cada nelle grinfie della Morrigan, la Regina del Male a tre teste, dea celtica della guerra. La guide che i ragazzi incontreranno nella loro ricerca prenderanno le forme dei più svariati e bizzarri animali e personaggi: la simpatica e saggia somarella Serena; il misterioso Vecchio Pescatore; Patsy e Boodie, simpatici amici prima, potenti forze poi; Cutu, l'astutissima volpe che accompagnerà i due eroi per gran parte del loro viaggio...
Terrore, meraviglia, magia cristallina rasserenante e spaventosa, inganni, labirinti, porte magiche attraverso laghi infiniti, segugi malvagi, topi intrappolati in perfidi incantesimi: milioni di piccoli ingredienti che spalancano le porte sul regno della fantasia.
Un capolavoro della narrativa fantastica che una grande sognatrice ha regalato ai sognatori di tutto il mondo.
- ISBN: 8850244169
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 492
It's difficult to know what I could add to this discussion thread that hasn't been covered, as I agree with so many of the accolades given to O'Shea's lyrical storytelling and the richness of the world he's created here. Like several other reviewers, I find this is a book I return to because I just
I have a very warm place in my heart for this book. I was given it as a Christmas present when it first came out in paperback, many moons ago when I was of the target age group and I was instantly swept away to the emerald isle and lived in its wondrous mythology from start to finish. I reread it ma Leggi tutto
The Hounds of the Morrigan is one of the best children's/YA fantasy novels I .ever read I wish it was better known outside Ireland, the place where it is set. It deals a lot with Irish/Celtic Myths. This makes it special and sets it appart from the fantasy books you usually find, which are often mor Leggi tutto
Let me just say, if you haven't read this charming, adventure packed book, you are missing out! I suppose it falls into the category of fantasy, technically, but it differs from standard fantasy in a lot of ways. The protagonist, Pidge, is quite young and the main relationship dynamic of the book is Leggi tutto
I so seldom give 1 star and this really should be more of a 1.5. Never have I been so incredibly bored and unmoved by a young adult book. The real issue here is how pointless the entirely plot is and how weak the main characters are. The plot is summed up best by this: Pidge and Bridget must stop an Leggi tutto
Growing tired of looking at the table landscape, Breda Fairfoul yawned and allowed a small frown to appear on her forehead.‘It becomes tedious between moves,’ she remarked and to pass the time, she began to read a book by a great Russian genius whose name was Tolstoy. The name of the book was ‘Wa Leggi tutto
Just like the protagonist, Pidge, who finds a book under strange circumstances, I found this book originally at a library book sale and was strangely drawn to it. I loved it! O'Shea is (was?) a wonderful storyteller. The characters are alive and vivid. The dialogue is very well-written and gives a v Leggi tutto
I love to re-read this novel every couple years. It should be considered a children's classic. It's so amazing! Pat O'Shea's writing is lyrical, beautiful, humorous, and incredibly imaginative! The twists and turns are unexpected but believable. Even though I know what's going to happen, I always fe Leggi tutto
There are many books I read as a child that I've thought to pass on to my own children, but only rarely have I discovered the same sort of books as an adult. The Hounds of the Morrigan absolutely fits into this category. It's longer than many of those favorite childhood books, but it contains just t Leggi tutto
Seriously the best book I haphazardly stumbled upon and bought impulsively at a bookstore. It is a fantastic youth lit novel, about magic and godesses of destruction and death and celtic mythology and ireland. also, it is deliciously long so there is plenty to read and enjoy.
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