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.


‘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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