Review: Silvertongue by Charlie Fletcher

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Title: Silvertongue
Author: Charlie Fletcher

Release Date: April 28th, 2009
Publisher: Hyperion
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 352 (audio book has 9 parts)
Source: Audio book from Library’s Overdrive Media Console
Series: Stoneheart (#3)
Other Titles in the Series: Stoneheart (#1), Ironhand (#2)

Summary ( The city of London is in the middle of one of its most destructive wars in history. And yet most of its inhabitants don't even know it.
The battle between the statues and gargoyles of London rages on. The stakes are high, with the spits engaged in a struggle against the evil taints that will determine the fate of their very souls.
Twelve year old George Chapman and his friend Edie are caught in the middle. A glint with the ability to "see" the past, Edie has become a crucial asset in the ongoing war. The Gunner, a statue of a World War I soldier, continues do his part to help them in their quest. But George knows that he is the one who must play the biggest role in helping to bring an end to the war. With the Walker intent on forcing his evil designs on London and the world, George realizes that his destiny is inextricably tied to the Walker's destruction. In the end, the most important soul he manages to save might just be his own.

My Review:
I’m really sad that this is the last book in the Stoneheart trilogy. This story has become so close to me and to have it end is heartbreaking, but all great stories must come to an end and this one is no exception. I cannot remember a time when I laughed or cried so much during a book. And the characters- Oh! The Characters make this book what it is! George, who is heroic and will do anything to save his friends and London. Edie, who is the smart aleck with a sense of humor and a terrible past. The Gunner, Statue Extraordinaire who will stand up for the kids even if he dies in the process. Dictionary and Clocker, the duo who made me laugh the most. Spout, the gargoyle foe turned hysterical friend. The sphinxes, who must finally decide what side they are on. The Black Friar and Little Tragedy, who try to do what they can for those in need even if they may not seem the friendliest at times. I could go on and on (but I won’t), these characters and their stories will stay with me forever. The adventures they go on, the people they met, the foes they defeated and the laughs they shared will stay in my heart and I will make sure as many people as possible get them in their lives as well. I will forever be thankful to my Uncle Jim and cousin Kelly for introducing me to the books and then spending hours texting about them (respectively). If you only read one trilogy this year make sure its Stoneheart!


Anonymous said...

This book is one of the best books i've ever read.Thank you Charile for your art work,I want to see more.