Books

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 1660s 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.

Review

‘Winterson has a fine ear for children’s dialogue and her writing is lucid, pitched perfectly at imaginative young readers’ Sunday Telegraph ‘An exceptional book: big, ambitious and awash with Winterson’s usual inventiveness’ Observer ‘No one could fail to enjoy the book’s exuberance of ideas and wacky charm’
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