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The Stolen Lake✻ [EPUB] ✰ The Stolen Lake By Joan Aiken ❅ – Varanus.us Dido Twite, heroine of Black Hearts in Battersea and Nightbirds on Nantucket, is on her wildest adventure yet On her way back to London aboard the Thrush, Dido and crew are summoned to the aid of the Dido Twite, heroine of Black Hearts in Battersea and Nightbirds on Nantucket, is on her wildest adventure yet On her way back to London aboard the Thrush, Dido and crew are summoned to the aid of the tyrannical queen of New Cumbria Her island is an infernal place where birds carry off men and fish eat human flesh The queen is greatly distressed because a neighbouring king has stolen her lake Dido faces fire, flood, wild beasts and, The Stolen PDF \ ultimately, threat of execution in order to get the lake back Is she equal to the challenge A rich mixture of legend, fantasy, humour and pure snowballing adventure.

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    Have Kindle books of the tyrannical queen of New Cumbria Her island is an infernal place where birds carry off men and fish eat human flesh The queen is greatly distressed because a neighbouring king has stolen her lake Dido faces fire, flood, wild beasts and, The Stolen PDF \ ultimately, threat of execution in order to get the lake back Is she equal to the challenge A rich mixture of legend, fantasy, humour and pure snowballing adventure."/>
  • Paperback
  • 317 pages
  • The Stolen Lake
  • Joan Aiken
  • English
  • 10 March 2019
  • 0099477394

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    Have Kindle books of the tyrannical queen of New Cumbria Her island is an infernal place where birds carry off men and fish eat human flesh The queen is greatly distressed because a neighbouring king has stolen her lake Dido faces fire, flood, wild beasts and, The Stolen PDF \ ultimately, threat of execution in order to get the lake back Is she equal to the challenge A rich mixture of legend, fantasy, humour and pure snowballing adventure."/>
  1. says:

    This book explodes like a firework in the brain, or perhaps like one of the thirteen volcanoes that encircle the misappropriated lake of the title The ideas, the plot, the situations go beyond the merely outrageous and into the sublimely wonderful This is a masterpiece of children s fantasy, and Dido Twite must surely be one of the great heroines of children s literature.Dido is travelling back to England on the Naval steamer The Thrush, which is diverted to South America, or, as it is known i This book explodes like a firework in the brain, or perhaps like one of the thirteen volcanoes that encircle the misappropriated lake of the title The ideas, the plot, the situations go beyond the merely outrageous and into the sublimely wonderful This is a masterpiece of children s fantasy, and Dido Twite must surely be one of the great heroines of children s literature.Dido is travelling back to England on the Naval steamer The Thrush, which is diverted to South America, or, as it is known in this alternative universe, Roman America, by the Admiralty, to the country of New Cumbria, established centuries before when the Romans and the British fled Saxon invaders, crossed the Atlantic and found the New World Yes All is not well, however, and as Dido and her companions traverse rivers and jungles and mountains to answer the summons of the Queen, they dodge kidnappers and ferocious beasts and encounter plots and mysteries by the score Missing children, sinister dressmakers, giant flying birds, horrible hunts, steam powered revolving silver castles and, yes, a stolen lake, whose provenance must be one of the wildest, maddest, most original ideas I ve encountered in ages Aiken s measured style keeps things anchored, as does the incomparable Miss Twite, her good natured, big hearted, curious, stubborn, loyal, common as muck and ferociously intelligent protagonist, who speaks fluent street cant as though it were lyric poetry, and whose common sense and indefatigable moral compass keeps the whole fabulous contraption firmly on the ground.I honestly think this is the most purely enjoyable thing I ve read in ages, of any genre, for any age group, and I ve read some pretty enjoyable stuff lately I will definitely and absolutely be readingof this series


  2. says:

    Well, that does it for me, finishing off another adventure following Dido round the world and spending a good amount of time in a fantasy Bath with some sites grounded in reality Wildly imaginative plots and creatures Dido must cope with Arthurian plot has fun with King Arthur and his lady who has been waiting for his return for hundreds of years Dido s survival looks questionable but then she is rescued by her ship captain who floats into play with a flying machine Hilarious.Library Loan


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    This title marks the point at which Aiken s Wolves Chronicles becomes somewhat complicated, in terms of publication date vs narrative chronology Although it is the sixth book published excluding Midnight Is a Place , it backtracks a little in the chronology, occurring just after the events in Nightbirds on Nantucket and well before Dido Twite returns to England in The Cuckoo Tree.It follows the indomitable Dido Twite, who finds the ship on which she is sailing diverted to Roman S This title marks the point at which Aiken s Wolves Chronicles becomes somewhat complicated, in terms of publication date vs narrative chronology Although it is the sixth book published excluding Midnight Is a Place , it backtracks a little in the chronology, occurring just after the events in Nightbirds on Nantucket and well before Dido Twite returns to England in The Cuckoo Tree.It follows the indomitable Dido Twite, who finds the ship on which she is sailing diverted to Roman South America, on an important diplomatic mission to the kingdom of New Cumbria, established by the fleeing court of King Arthur in 577 Together with the stern Captain Hughes the son of old Mr Hughes in The Whispering Mountain , Dido must help to prevent war between New Cumbria and its neighbors, Hy Brasil and Lyonesse, by retrieving the stolen lake of Arionrod.While I love Aiken s highly original revision of the legend of King Arthur and his court, transplanted in her alternative time line to South Roman America, and combined with vampire lore, The Stolen Lake just wasn t as satisfying for me as some of her others It all sounds wonderful, in theory, but the actual narrative struck me as somewhat cluttered, and somehow claustrophobic I also found myself chagrined to discover that for all the elements that she transformed, Aiken retained Guinevere as a villain Alas.Addendum Because the reading order of this series is somewhat complicated, I have included this handy guide, which is organized by publication date, and which I recommend to prospective readers of the series, rather than the one offered here on Goodreads Reading Order for the Series 1 The Wolves of Willoughby Chase2 Black Hearts in Battersea3 Nightbirds on Nantucket4 The Whispering Mountain5 The Cuckoo Tree6 The Stolen Lake7 Dido and Pa8 Is Underground9 Cold Shoulder Road10 Dangerous Games11 Midwinter Nightingale12 The Witch of ClatteringshawsA few notes Is Underground is the American name for the British original, Is Similarly, Dangerous Games was originally published in Britain as Limbo Lodge The Wolves of Willoughby Chase features two characters that recur, but the two young heroines do not The Stolen Lake is the point at which the chronology becomes somewhat complicated, as it is the sixth book, but chronicles events that occur in between Night Birds on Nantucket 3 and The Cuckoo Tree 5 Is Underground or Is and Cold Shoulder Road both feature Is Twite, cousin to the main heroine, Dido They occur alongside the other books, and their position in the series is not chronologically relevant Dangerous Games Limbo Lodge is another title that backtracks in the chronology Although not technically part of the series, Aiken s Midnight Is a Place does occur in the same alternative timeline, and is set in Blastburn, the same imaginary city that features in the other books


  4. says:

    It s been a while since I read any Joan Aiken Too long I do love her all out adventures, even when they go over the top, like this one The pacing of the story is mad cap, speeding up until I find myself rushing over the words to get to the end so it loses some of its strength this way BUT Really, Joan Aiken is so wonderful girls with grit and a sense of adventure and humour lots and lots of imagination and Dickensian plots Just lovely So glad she wrote a lot.


  5. says:

    A rollicking adventure about 12 year old Dido Twite which takes place on board a ship and in a fictional version of South America ruled by the ancient celts Pirates, witches, a queen, a king reborn, a cast of intriguing and sometimes nefarious characters and all manner of beasties are encountered as the story unfolds Dido is a feisty and natural s hero The language is marvellous I ve not read the companion books but this stands alone as a satisfying and complete story.


  6. says:

    One of my favourites A proper picaresque tale with Dido, the hero, living on her wits as she travels through through fictitious South American countries, watching fellow travellers being hunted to death, torn apart by aurocs, or eaten to death in seconds by piranhas The book ends surprisingly sadly for a children s book and you have to take a deep breath with Dido and turn to an uncertain future where things might, or might not work out.


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    Late addendum The Stolen Lake is actually 7 in the series, not 4, though there are multiple sites including Goodreads that are restating this error, resulting my reading out of order The actual order is as follows 1 The Wolves of Willoughby Chase 1962 2 Black Hearts in Battersea 1964 3 Nightbirds on Nantucket 1966 4 Whispering Mountain 1968 5 The Cuckoo Tree 1971 6 Midnight is a Place 1974 7 The Stolen Lake 1981 8 Dido and Pa 1986 9 Is a.k.a Is Underground 1992 10 Late addendum The Stolen Lake is actually 7 in the series, not 4, though there are multiple sites including Goodreads that are restating this error, resulting my reading out of order The actual order is as follows 1 The Wolves of Willoughby Chase 1962 2 Black Hearts in Battersea 1964 3 Nightbirds on Nantucket 1966 4 Whispering Mountain 1968 5 The Cuckoo Tree 1971 6 Midnight is a Place 1974 7 The Stolen Lake 1981 8 Dido and Pa 1986 9 Is a.k.a Is Underground 1992 10 Cold Shoulder Road 1995 11 Dangerous Games a.k.a Limbo Lodge 1998 12 Midwinter Nightingale 2003 13 The Witch of Clatteringshaws 2005 posthumous Dido Twite Unlikely but unmistakable heroine Aiken s previous Wolves series editions stayed in relatively real world scenarios, but though The Stolen Lake gets off to a slow start aboard a ship, it transforms into a full blown fantasy Hadn t expected that, but after a quick adjustment of expectations this became a spectacular adventure, one I was happy to experience It was also surprising to learn just now, that this book was first published in 1981, a full fifteen years after the previous volume, Nightbirds on Nantucket because the style throughout the series has been seamless.Dido s passage from Nantucket back home to London on the HMS Thrush turns into an unexpected adventure when its captain receives orders to divert to assist a South American ally of Britain, in the fictional kingdom of New Cumbria Dido is again the focus of the story, and in The Stolen Lake develops into a character who is at once disarmingly unpretentious and outstandingly courageous There s an endearing matter of fact, unflappable, optimistic, can do attitude she exhibits throughout as well as an iron clad commitment to facts and truth which are intensely refreshing, particularly in a 21st century era in which fiction is dominated by mandatory sarcasm, ethical dithering, caustic irreverence toward anything and everything whether good or evil, metaphysical gloom and defeatism.Though I won t claim that Aiken rises to the level of J.K Rowling, in The Stolen Lake you can t help but be reminded of Harry Potter s world Here too is a cast of hundreds, all of them unique and memorable here too are strange and wonderfully imagined places, creatures and events Surprises both good and horrifying abound, and at the center of it all is the plucky, indomitable character Dido Once again I m amazed at how Aiken transformed what had been an annoying street urchin a supporting role in Black Hearts in Battersea into this excellent lead character I m stoked to see where Aiken takes the series from here The Wolves series remainswithin the Juvenile Fiction genre than Rowling s Potter books which began as such but quickly deepened to adult level literature on a par with Tolkien But it s no less worthwhile and thoroughly enjoyable reading for adults, and excellent entertainment I highly recommend the series


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  9. says:

    A Ripping Yarn Part of a series but the first of them I ve read which began with The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, The Stolen Lake finds plucky heroine Dido Twite aboard a British man o war headed for England As they make their way across the Atlantic, a message arrives by carrier pigeon diverting the ship to New Cumbria Where Well, the series takes place in an alternate history where the Stuarts still rule Great Britain, with James III the King rather than Queen Victoria New Cumbria rough A Ripping Yarn Part of a series but the first of them I ve read which began with The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, The Stolen Lake finds plucky heroine Dido Twite aboard a British man o war headed for England As they make their way across the Atlantic, a message arrives by carrier pigeon diverting the ship to New Cumbria Where Well, the series takes place in an alternate history where the Stuarts still rule Great Britain, with James III the King rather than Queen Victoria New Cumbria roughly Argentina, I think is part of Roman America, where Latin is spoken, and was settled by the remnant of the Arthurian Britons after their defeat by the Saxons in 577 Dido and her companions have one adventure after another and encounter several characters out of Arthurian legend during their travels through New Cumbria and neighboring Lyonesse Some of the adventures are quite hair raising human sacrifice, people eaten by piranhas, etc This is not a book for the faint hearted child, but other reviewers testify that for the right person,of any age, it will become a favorite book I recommend it and will be looking for the other books in the series as time permits You don t need to have read the rest of the series to enjoy this book


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click hereadventures of dido twite in this volume, the ship she s on, bound for england, must make an emergency stop in not south america, to assist one a tyrannical and crazy queen, whose lake has been stolen by a neighboring country totally absurd and totally enjoyable with very funny bits that left me with a hankering foraiken and a better knowledge of king arthur s legend.

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