Posts Tagged: Jonathan Stroud

First lines: Heroes of the Valley

On the second day of my trip to Dublin I found myself without anything to read. So I went out, book shopping. That’s when I picked up a copy of Jonathan Stroud’s latest novel, Heroes of the Valley.The book is set in some medieval, vaguely Nordic setting, and deals with an ordinary boy who dreams… Read more »

First lines: The Leap

Before Jonathan Stroud wrote his totally awesome Bartimæus Trilogy, he wrote The Leap. It’s the story of Charlie, who is searching for her friend Max, who has drowned in the mill pool. At least, that is what everyone else says. Charlie just knows that Max is out there somewhere, and she is going to find… Read more »