The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
First published in 1960, Alan Garner's fantasy adventure follows Colin and Susan, who come to stay in a lonely farm in the eerie rural landscape of Cheshire's Alderley Edge. Pursued through the woods by mysterious creatures, they are unexpectedly rescued by a wizard, Cadellin Silverbrow, who takes them to safety through underground caves where he watches over the enchanted sleep of 140 knights, awaiting the time 'when England shall be in direst peril' when they will rise and fight again.
But Cadellin faces dangers of his own – he has lost the Weirdstone of Brisingamen, the stone which seals the magic protecting the knights, and the forces of evil are already beginning to close in. Can the children help Cadellin regain the Weirdstone of Brisingamen before it is too late?
Steeped in English folklore tradition, mythology and mystery, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is a true modern classic.