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The House of Mountfathom free pdf There is a house. Surrounded by a high wall. Behind which magic happens. Luke Mountfathom knows he is special and odd. He is told so by everyone he knows. His parents are special and odd too - they are the keepers of the House of Mountfathom, a magnificent stately home where the wrong door could take you to a far away land, and strange animals appear to stalk the grounds at midnight. The house is his home - but it is also the headquarters of the Driochta, a magic-weaving group of poets, artists, politicians and activists charged with keeping the peace in Ireland. They have many powers - have mastered Mirror-Predicting and Smoke-Summoning and Storm-Breaching - and a final ability: that of Mogrifying- taking on a unique animal form. But Luke's idyllic existence at Mountfathom cannot last. Word reaches the House of protests across Ireland. There is a wish for independence, a rising discontent and scenes of violence that even the Driochta cannot control. In Dublin, death and disease is running rife in the tenements- a darkness is clogging the air, and is intent on staying. And when things quickly spin out of control for the Driochat, it is up to Luke, his cat Morrigan and his best friend Killian to worm out the heart of the evil in their land.

About Nigel McDowell

Nigel grew up in County Fermanagh, rural Northern Ireland, and as a child spent most of his time battling boredom, looking for adventure - crawling through ditches, climbing trees, devising games to play with his brother and sister, and reading. His favourite book as a child was THE WITCHES by Roald Dahl.After graduating with a degree in English (and having no clue what to do with it!), he decided to go off on another adventure, spending almost two years living and working in Australia and New Zealand. Nigel now lives in London. He has written articles on film and literature for a number of websites. He is always on the hunt for books about folklore and fairytale. He wishes he had more time to climb trees. TALL TALES FROM PITCH END was Nigel's debut novel, and his second book, THE BLACK NORTH, was voted one of the Guardian's top books of 2014. Follow Nigel on Twitter: @NMcDowellAuthor

Details Book

Author : Nigel McDowell
Publisher : Hot Key Books
Data Published : 05 November 2020
ISBN : 1471404048
EAN : 9781471404047
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 10-14 years
Language : English
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