Legend of the Lost

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

£7.99

  • Author Name: Ian P Buckingham
  • Publication Date: 28/08/2018
  • Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781912575060

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The Legend of the Lost is the first in the magical adventure series about the Savage family and their struggle to re-connect after being torn apart under mysteriously tragic circumstances. The tale begins with two sisters, Holly and Lucy, on a tranquil family holiday at Mermaid Cottage nestled in an idyllic Cornish fishing village. But the chance discovery of a magical Moonstone leads to encounters with enchanted friends and mortal enemies and they soon discover that their past and indeed their very family is not what they had come to believe. The family members and their friends suddenly find themselves drawn on a challenging heroic journey that takes them from the coast through the mighty Ashridge Forest and concludes with an epic battle at the former castle of the Black Prince. During their adventure, the children uncover unique powers, qualities, alter egos and magical artifacts that not only help them solve the mystery of their family’s past but transport them into a world where fairy-folk,humans, changelings and other enchanted creatures overlap. Yet with each new discovery comes a fresh challenge and they soon find themselves at the center of a greater war with dark forces. This threatens to throw the magical world into a terrible conflict with the natural kingdom and humans that will shape their individual destinies and decide the future of their unique family.

Ian P Buckingham lives in Nottingham, UK, (a place famous for its own mythical past) and is a widely published author across a range of genres. Winner of various creative writing prizes throughout his education in Africa and England, he has a BA (Hons) and MA from the University of Leeds where he also specialised in children’s literature. He has edited various publications including poetry and creative writing magazines and has written, produced and directed plays. Ian is a proud father of two daughters (who helped a lot with this series) and when not writing is a well known management consultant and MBA lecturer. He is also a great believer in gender equality at work and at home and is a passionate campaigner for shared parenting rights and responsibilities.

1 review for Legend of the Lost

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wayne Newton

    I was honoured to be asked to be one of a select few readers asked to review a pre-publication version of this fresh children’s book by a writer I admire.

    Really pleased as I feel I’ve had a rare peek into something special.

    It is an epic adventure that has both a classic and contemporary feel to it. Packed full of engaging characters and straddles the everyday and mythical worlds using a very clever device, human children as “changelings” with special powers gleaned from magical items and….their family genes.

    Werebeasts, fairies, nymphs, pirates, wiccans, talking animals…..what more do you need?

    It is beautifully set in Cornwall and Hertfordshire and is packed full of very-varied action. Also has some terrific, pretty nasty villains as every great children’s book needs.

    Has echoes of the heroic journey narrative of Lewis, Rowling and even Blyton in places but without being derivative.

    It is a really cleverly conceived page turner and my daughter (age 9) devoured it in a couple of days and has been bugging me about the sequel (I believe it’s a trilogy and the story line and depth of characterisation certainly lends itself to more, more, more). Would actually make a great film…

    Gets my top recommendation and will be a fabulous Summer read on the beach or wrapped up in front of a blazing fire.

    A writer who clearly knows his stuff.

    My daughter’s favourite moment:

    “The battle of Berkhamsted castle and the huge surprise when************”

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