The Serpent In The Glass
The Serpent In The Glass
The Serpent In The Glass
"A fabulous book, extremely well written and engaging from start to finish. If you like the Harry Potter tales you'll be sure to enjoy this. Just as much fun for adults as children. Thoroughly recommended!" (S Devon, 5 stars)"Spellbinding: An excellent and well written book. I was captivated from start to finish. I don't normally read fantasy novels as I find them a bit too "fantastical," but I enjoyed the escapism and adventure in this book." (Steven Ray Montgomery, 5 stars)On his eleventh birthday Thomas Farrell is informed that the deceased father he never knew has provided for his education at Darkledun Manor, a school for gifted children. Thomas, however, feels he's just an ordinary boy, but Darkledun Manor proves to be anything but an ordinary school...In this work of fiction the reader is transported into a world of myth as the young protagonist, Thomas Farrell, seeks to understand who his mysterious father was, and why he left him a strange glass orb containing a serpent. As the story progresses, Thomas and his friends become increasing caught up in a world they never knew existed - a world beyond the standing stones.If you liked Harry Potter, you'd probably enjoy this book. It doesn't have any wands, witches or wizard hats, but still has a charm and appeal all of its own.You can review a short audio sample from the book, read by the author, at writers-and-publishers.com. A video trailer can also be accessed by viewing D.M. Andrews' Amazon author page. Cover design by Alex Hausch. First chapter revision by R.J. Locksley.Word count: Approx. 92,000Brief: "Narnia meets Hogwarts" (AmeliaAT "Apostrophistica", Amazon reviewer)Audience: Confident readers age 9 to adult

Book Details

Genre: 

  • Fantasy
  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12

Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer SMcC0212

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Thomas's father dies and leaves behind a marble with a serpent in it and a letter that says that his education is paid for at Darkledun Manor. The story is about Thomas and how he fits in the magical school. It's a light mystery as Thomas tries to figure out the strange marble and why his father sent him to  Darkledun (and how he paid for it). 

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Thomas' parents are dead, and Thomas has been living with the family who adopted him for a long time. Mr. and Mrs. Westhrop don't really like Thomas, but their daughter Jessica does. So he stays.

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