Adam Brake, a professor of astrophysics, and his teenage son Matthew, arrive in Milbury, an English village surrounded by a stone circle. Adam has been commissioned to investigate the residual magnetism of the stones, but he and Matthew soon begin to realise that this is no ordinary village....
Based on the classic television series starring Gareth Thomas (Blake's 7) and Freddie Jones, this is the original novelisation, published for the first time in 35 years.
About the authors: Jeremy Burnham and Trevor Ray are both actor-writers. Children of the Stones for HTV was their first collaboration, closely followed by Raven and the children's novel Mystery of the Tower. Jeremy's writing credits include The Avengers, Paul Temple, When the Boat Comes In, Minder, C.A.T.S. Eyes, and Inspector Morse to name but a few. A stalwart of the National Theatre and the BBC Radio Drama department in both capacities as actor and writer, Trevor is best known to fans of Cult Television for his work on Doctor Who in 1969/70.
Children of the Stonesに寄せられたリスナーの声
- Simon Wood
An absolute joy!
This was an absolute treat! CHILDREN OF THE STONES was a mini-series for children's TV in 1977 which I adored. The show has stuck with me ever since. Despite the show being fondly remembered by a lot of people, it was never repeated. Having not seen it since it was televised, I was surfing for a DVD and found the writers of the show had adapted it into a book. The book stands up very well. The story itself is very much a John Wyndham style story featuring father and son, creepy villagers and their kids. Combining paganism, science and standing stones, it makes for great sci-fi story. I think one of the reasons it resonated with me at the time is that it's very adult in its telling. It doesn't talk down to its intended audience. The only criticism that could be leveled at the book is some of the science is hokum but it's such a fun book, I don't care. :-)
- A.P. Xavier
The Wicker Man - for Kids
Recommended for children who want a scare, and adults who want a fascinating folk horror story. The book contrasts a homey feel around the protagonists' relationships as they work to uncover the mysteries of the town with an atmosphere of dread around the town and its residents without diminishing either. The performance - by one of the actors of the original TV mini-series that this book adapts - is memorable. It gives me the sense of a scary story being told to children in a British country home - a dark companion to the narrators of The Hobbit and the Chronicles of Narnia.