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  • Hodder Children's Books

The Glittering Eye

L.J. Adlington

15 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, For National Curriculum Key Stage 4 & GCSE, Fiction, Children's Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teen, Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)

Two narratives interweave and intrigue, as the past and present collide beneath the heat of the glittering Egyptian sun ...

Shabti wakes in a barley field with nothing but a hoe in his hand and a head full of fragmented memories. A vicious master torments his days, working in the fields with no way of escape, until a hole suspended in mid-air, leads him to a room. Two shiny gold eyes glitter back at him. Questions. Who is he And to where does this room lead

Amy arrives in Egypt to join her archaeologist father on an excavation. All around her tombs are unearthed, opened, entered. Left to her own devices, Amy discovers a rock. But not just any rock. A great tawny cat stares back at her from its smooth surface, its shiny gold eyes glittering. Questions. Where did it come from And what should she do now

When past, present and future collide, it's clear that some things are best left buried ...

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Praise for The Glittering Eye

  • exciting and brilliantly crafted - School Librarian

  • an ideal summer read for teens - The Bookbag

  • What originally looks like a conventional time-slip novel takes some unexpected, and intriguing, turns into Egyptian mythology. - Irish Times

  • an amazing novel - Chicklish

  • an exciting, intriguing, and compelling story ... L.J. Adlington is a writer to watch. Outstanding, and highly recommended! - Write Away

  • Peer Reveiws:

  • 'Fantastic, imaginative, addictive and interesting.' Amanda, age 12

  • 'I thought the book was full of exciting events and it fired up my imagination. It really grabbed my attention and interest.' Siham, age 14

  • 'Interesting, informative, brilliant, entrancing.' Zo?, age 14

  • 'I loved this book! I enjoyed learning about Egypt and following Amy and Shabti in two worlds...L J Adlington creates a great understanding of Egyptian artefacts and the blossoming romance between Amy and Jason.' Lyronne, age 14

  • 'A compelling and mysterious book, with beautiful descriptions and a brilliant storyline.' Danielle, age 13

  • 'I thought that the cover was brilliant and really went well with the theme of the story inside.' Tarsha, age 13 - Peer Review Group


  • 'a convincingly told and gripping story' - TES

  • ... catches you by the throat and it doesn't let you go even when you have read the last paragraph. This is a brilliant example of storytelling at its most seductive ... a fastpaced, utterly absorbing novel that is hard to put down ... - Sunday Morning Post, John Millen

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L.J. Adlington

L. J. Adlington is a writer, actress and costume historian. She lives in the north of England with a cat the size of a small armchair. She loves climbing volcanoes, watching crime dramas and reading fairy-tales. She is very good at eating chocolate. Her novels for teenagers weave together past, present, future and fantasy. Her latest novel Night Witches is set on a war-torn world, with a darkly complex and powerful heroine.

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