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The Lightning Bolt  : The Chain of Charms : Book 5 - Kate Forsyth

The Lightning Bolt

The Chain of Charms : Book 5

By: Kate Forsyth, Jeremy Reston (Illustrator)

Hardcover

Published: 1st June 2007
For Ages: 9 - 15 years old
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Please note the pages on this book have been produced with bevelled or rough edge to create an old style look. The publisher has deliberately chosen to produce the book this way.

It is the fifth year of the Lord Protector's rule and while life has always been hard for the gypsies, since Oliver Cromwell has seized control of England, life has become harder than ever.

Sussex was the first county secured by the Roundheads because of its iron foundries. Here in the Weald, the Smith tribe are working for Parliament, making cannons and weaponry. They have prospered under Cromwell's rule, and have no interest in old gypsy charms.

And it is here where Luka and Emilia must find the fifth charm, a finely-wrought lightning bolt, and amidst the smoke and noise of the Horsmonden foundry, the gypsy children run into old friends... and old enemies. About the Author

Kate Forsyth is a bestselling author across several genres. Her titles include the Witches of Eileanan series and The Starthorn Tree. Wishing for Trouble follows Dragon Gold in her illustrated children's series, Ben and Tim's Magical Misadventures. Kate lives with her husband, three children and a black cat called Shadow in Sydney.

About the Illustrator

Jeremy Reston is a young up-and-coming illustrator. He has illustrated some of the Quentaris Chronicles and the covers of the Danika books. He is currently working on a picture book by Gary Crew.

ISBN: 9781405037846
ISBN-10: 1405037849
Series: Chain of Charms Ser.
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 15 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1st June 2007
Dimensions (cm): 18.100 x 12.800  x 2.400
Weight (kg): 0.277

Kate Forsyth

Kate Forsyth is the bestselling and award-winning author of more than twenty books, ranging from picture books to poetry to novels for both children and adults.

Her most recent book for adults is Bitter Greens, a retelling of the Rapunzel fairytale interwoven with the dramatic, true life story of the woman who first told the tale, the 17th century French writer, Charlotte-Rose de la Force. Her most recent book for children is The Starkin Crown, a heroic fantasy adventure set in the magical world of Estelliana, a place of wild magic and terrifying monsters.

Since The Witches of Eileanan was named a Best First Novel of 1998 by Locus Magazine, Kate has won or been nominated for numerous awards, including a CYBIL Award in the US. She's also the only author to win five Aurealis awards in a single year, for her Chain of Charms series – beginning with The Gypsy Crown - which tells of the adventures of two Romany children in the time of the English Civil War. Book 5 of the series, The Lightning Bolt, was also a CBCA Notable Book.

Kate's books have been published in 14 countries around the world, including the UK, the US, Russia, Germany, Japan, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Poland and Slovenia. She is currently undertaking a doctorate in fairytale retellings at the University of Technology, having already completed a BA in Literature and a MA in Creative Writing.

Kate is a direct descendant of Charlotte Waring, the author of the first book for children ever published in Australia, A Mother's Offering to her Children. She lives by the sea in Sydney, Australia, with her husband, three children, a rambunctious Rhodesian Ridgeback, a bad-tempered black cat, and many thousands of books.

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