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The Forest of Moon and Sword

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781510108356

Price: £7.99

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“A sumptuously imagined children’s debut” The Telegraph

“A fast paced; single minded adventure. Female bravery is a given” The Observer

When Art’s mother is accused of witchcraft and captured, she is determined to get her back – at any cost. A lyrical adventure with folklore at its heart, for fans of THE HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS.

Twelve-year-old Art lives in a small village in Scotland. Her mother has always made potions that cure the sick, but now the townspeople say she is a witch. One cloudless night, Art’s mother is arrested and taken to England.

Art mounts her horse, taking a sword, a tightrope, and a herbal recipe book, and begins a journey through wild forests, using nature’s signs and symbols to guide her.

But will she spot the signs from the omens? Will she reach her mother, before it’s too late?

A wonderful book’ – Piers Torday
‘Very exciting’ – Anthony McGowan
‘Thrilling and uplifting’ – Frank Cottrell-Boyce
‘Gripping. I raced through it’ – A.M. Howell

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The Forest of Moon and Sword (Orion, £7.99) is a fast-paced and single-minded adventure, featuring plant lore as well as a cast of unexpected allies, human and animal; female bravery is a given.
Kitty Empire, The Guardian
There are emotional issues - loss, grief, betrayal, friendship - that help the story sing across the historical divide.
Irish Times
The Forest of Moon and Sword is a sumptuously imagined children's debut by Amy Raphael, which follows the plight of a 12-year-old girl in 17th-century Scotland, whose mother is accused of witchcraft.
Emily Bearn, The Daily Telegraph