A city has many lives and layers. London has more than most. Not all the layers are underground, and not all the lives belong to the living. Twelve-year-old George Chapman is about to find this out the hard way. When, in a tiny act of rebellion, George breaks the head from a stone dragon... show more
A city has many lives and layers. London has more than most. Not all the layers are underground, and not all the lives belong to the living. Twelve-year-old George Chapman is about to find this out the hard way. When, in a tiny act of rebellion, George breaks the head from a stone dragon outside the Natural History Museum, he awakes an ancient power. This power has been dormant for centuries but the results are instant and terrifying: A stone Pterodactyl unpeels from the wall and starts chasing George. He runs for his life but it seems that no one can see what he’s running from. No one, except Edie, who is also trapped in this strange world.And this is just the beginning as the statues of London awake…This is a story of statues coming to life; of a struggle between those with souls and those without; of how one boy who has been emotionally abandoned manages to find hope.
Publish date: May 1st 2007
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Pages no: 500
Edition language: English
Series: Stoneheart Trilogy (#1)
George breaks a dragon carving from the Natural History Museum and suddenly he's plunged into a world of the statues of London at war with each other and a strange man who walks around the city. It's interesting and the pace is breakneck throughout. I like how George grows and how his relationship...
My younger sister read this book. I don't know how she made it all the way through. Now, in our family, we get easily starved for books, and sometimes we read each other's bad books just for something to read and talk about. Pitiful, maybe, but there it is. Such was the case with Stoneheart. The cov...
2.5 stars.Interesting idea. Forgettable execution.There were a few moments near the end of the book where I thought maybe it was getting better. And then came the thought that maybe I'll miss out on something if I don't try the next book. So who knows? Maybe if I'm bored beyond all belief and/or stu...
Boring. But I'm probably too old for it anyway. :)
George has never been one to stand up for himself: that kind of behaviour only leads to life smacking him back down. When he's kicked out of a class trip at the Natural History Museum for another boy's disruption, he punches at a statue of a dragon on the outside of the museum, breaking it. To his...