• The Silver Child

  • By: Cliff McNish
  • Narrated by: Saskia Wickham
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-03-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (6 ratings)

Summary

Six children leave the comfort of their homes. They are drawn to Coldharbour - an eerie wasteland of wind, rats, seagulls and rubbish tips. Emily and Freda, the twins, scuttle bright eyed and insect-like in search of the others. They find Thomas on a food tip. The gentle giant boy, Walter, joins them and so does Helen, who can read minds. And at the centre of it all is luminous Milo, his skin hot and bright with silver. Each of them has a unique gift, but they must learn to use their skills fast. Drawing ever closer in a maelstrom of fury is the Roar, something vast and dreadful that wants to destroy them all.
As in The Doomspell trilogy, Cliff's characters really are "the children next door" until they discover the powers they possess and he sweeps them and the reader into his worlds of magical fantasy, writing exciting, breathtaking adventures with richly imagined, vividly drawn characters, and an infectious energy, warmth and humour.
The Silver Child is Book 1 in a heart-stopping new sequence.
©2003 Cliff McNish (P)2004 Orion Publishing Group Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ed on 06-04-18

100% recommended

I love this trilogy, after reading it once it'll stick with you for years.

Would love to see the other two on here

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4 out of 5 stars
By John on 25-04-08

Gripping Story

I needed a book that would entertain my 6 year old daughter, 8 year old son and my hyper-literate 12 year old niece a road trip. This book worked - all were riveted (even me). Some parts were a bit scary for my 6 year old and other parts seemed repetitive, but they all enjoyed the way the children had to face their fears.

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