US title: The Sword of Straw
(Second of the Sangreal trilogy)
Nathan’s adventures continue as he searches for the second
of the three Grail relics in the mediaeval kingdom of Wilderslee.
he finds a city abandoned by most of its residents, a king with
an injury that will not heal, a princess, and a motley collection
must somehow obtain the Traitor’s Sword, a blade that will
attack anyone who attempts to draw it from its sheath, while in
his own world he has to confront a psychotic school bully and mend
rifts in his lifelong friendship with his best mate Hazel, who has
been meddling with witchcraft.
activities attract the attention of the police, in the person of
DCI Pobjoy, who is beginning to suspect there are things going on
in the village of Eade beyond the normal range of forensic investigation…
I was pretty pleased with this.
reviews, especially in the United States – comparisons with
C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Philip Pullman.