The Last of the High Kings

Narrated by: Marcella Riordan
Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: Teens, Ages 11-13
4 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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J J Liddy sometimes blames his unreliable temperament on the visit he made to Tir na nOg, the land of eternal youth, when he was 15 years old. It's perhaps not surprising that his children have also turned out to be a little eccentric, especially 11-year-old Jenny. She forgets to go to school, can't bear to wear shoes, and spends entire days roaming the mountainside.

It is up there that she meets the ghost. He is guarding a pile of rocks known as the beacon, and when some archaeologists arrive to excavate it, they run into the strangest kind of obstruction. But it is not people the ghost fears, and when the real enemy finally reveals itself, the future of the entire human race is threatened. Only Aengus Og and his fairy kin can help now. But why should fairies bother themselves with human affairs?

©2007 Kate Thompson (P)2008 WF Howes Ltd

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a pleasant read

A changing story. The story felt similar in tone to Susan Cooper's The Boggart or Sarah Prineas The Winterling; or like a little more joyful version of Jenny Nimmo Snow Spider. All a pleasant reading or listening experience.