The Underground City

Anne Forbes

Availability:
Out of print

Quick Look

The third book in the Dragonfire series, featuring the adventures of Clara and Neil Maclean, is set against the backdrop of the spooky Mary King's Close in Edinburgh.

Format:
paperback
Size:
198 x 130 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Age Range:
From 8 to 12 years
Extent:
272 pages
ISBN:
9780863156373
Publication date:
24 Apr 2008
Series:
Dragonfire

Description

On the eve of his return to Scotland, Lewis Grant is dared to spend the night at a haunted desert oasis. The Bedouin refuse to visit Al Antara at night knowing that a mighty djinn lives there. But this doesn't worry Lewis, who promptly rises to the bait.

However, things don't go according to plan and Lewis's subsequent arrival in Edinburgh is accompanied by a series of events that defy explanation. Set against the backdrop of the spooky Mary King's Close, Neil and Clara Maclean find themselves embroiled with ghosts, super heroes and bank robbers, not to mention the Christmas pantomime.

Will the MacArthurs get back from their holiday in time to avert disaster? Enjoy a third outing for them and their dragon, as monsters and mayhem return in a breathtaking tale of magic and nightmare.

Reviews

'Mischievous fantasy for children (and adults!)'
-- Stewart Peterson, The Greenock Telegraph

'A lively tale of magic for younger readers.'
-- The Scots Magazine, July 2008

'Oozes magic, mystery and adventure'.
-- Sandra Dick, Edinburgh Evening News

'I thought that the book was both adventurous and fantasy. It was very enjoyable and entertaining. It was too exciting to put down... I had my little sister read the first chapter, when I checked on her she was already reading chapter four!'
-- Billie Ferguson, Forrester High School, for Teen Titles Magazine

'The book was both magical and realistic... my little brother is 11 and he loved this book.'
Andrew Small, Forrester High School, writing for Teen Titles Magazine

Author

Anne Forbes was born in Edinburgh and trained as a teacher. In 1966 she moved to Kuwait and worked for many years at an Anglo-American School. She is married with one daughter and now divides her time between homes in Scotland and Kuwait. She is the author of Dragonfire and The Wings of Ruksh, and The Underground City is her third book in the same series.

Media

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Links

To make sure you don't miss a single book in Anne Forbe's fantastic Dragonfire series, here's a complete list:
Dragonfire (book 1)
The Wings of Ruksh (book 2)
The Underground City (book 3)
Firestar (book 4)
Witch Silver (book 5)
Dragon Seeker (book 6)

Download or print a free Teacher's Guide for this book:
Underground City Teacher's Guide (PDF; 54KB)

Don't miss the Discover Kelpies website for children with exclusive author interviews, fun stuff and latest gossip on your favourite Scottish stories.

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