The Battle of the Sun

Jeanette Winterson

The Battle of the Sun

Jack is the chosen one, the Radiant Boy the Magus needs in order to perfect the alchemy that will transform London of the 1600s into a golden city. But Jack isn't the kind of boy who will do what he is told by an evil genius, and he is soon involved in an epic and nail-biting adventure, featuring dragons, knights and Queen Elizabeth I, as he battles to save London. 3.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
The Battle of the Sun

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Classification Fiction
Genre Children's & Teenage
Format Hardback
Pages 400
RRP £10.99
Date of Publication November 2009
ISBN 978-1408800423
Publisher Bloomsbury
 

Jack is the chosen one, the Radiant Boy the Magus needs in order to perfect the alchemy that will transform London of the 1600s into a golden city. But Jack isn't the kind of boy who will do what he is told by an evil genius, and he is soon involved in an epic and nail-biting adventure, featuring dragons, knights and Queen Elizabeth I, as he battles to save London.

Reviews

The Daily Telegraph

Judith Woods

A sequel to her previous children’s bestseller Tanglewreck, it is both lyrical and richly inventive

05/12/2009

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The Daily Mail

Sally Morris

[A] spirited thriller, written with Winterson's characteristic rich and evocative prose.

18/12/2009

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The Times

Amanda Craig

Written in short, tantalising chapters the first half is great fun; but it goes awry in striving for the portentous and symbolic rather than the numinous. It needs a properly worked out plot to do justice to the author’s talent — and to London itself.

21/11/2009

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