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Paperback Singing Stone (Puffin Books) Book

ISBN: 0140319808

ISBN13: 9780140319804

Singing Stone (Puffin Books)

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Book Overview

When Kay Warwick is drawn back in time to ancient Ireland, she sets out to search for four treasures of power: the Spear, the Sword, the Cauldron, and the Stone of Destiny. This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

A childhood favourite

I loved this book when I was a little girl. This was the book that started off my love affair with all things Celtic when I was young, a love affair that led me to study Celtic Studies at the undergraduate and graduate level at university as an adult. Back then I was captured by the wonderful story and magic world of ancient Ireland that O.R. Melling created. As an adult I appreciate her use of traditional Irish sources in the weaving of her tale. If you love Celtic Studies, or even just appreciate a good fantasy story, then give it a read.


THE SINGING STONE is an extraordinarily well-written fantasy. If you enjoy the works of Lloyd Alexander, Susan Cooper, or Ursula LeGuin, do not miss out on this title! Melling masterfully blends Irish history and legend with daring and adventure to create a fantasy that is rich in detail and beauty. It is the story of two spirited young women--Kay and Aherne--who traverse ancient Ireland on a quest to gather the four treasures of the Tuatha De Danaan. Successful in their venture, they also discover their hidden identities and the true meaning of friendship. The tale, as intricately woven as Louis Sachar's HOLES and E.L. Konigsburg's A VIEW FROM SATURDAY, comes full circle, leaving readers immensely satisfied with its conclusion. A MUST READ FOR FANTASY FANS!

an amazing book

I first read O.R. Melling when I was 10 years old, and she's STILL my favorite author! The Singing Stone was probably the best one. Ever since I read "The Hunter's Moon" I've been in love with Irish mythology. The Singing Stone does a great job at re-creating the time period of the Tuatha de Dannan, a subject rarely (or never!) covered in ya novels! All in all it was a GREAT read!

I love this book!

I loved it because it had everything I enjoy in a book. Adventure, myth, history, legend. It is exciting and definately keeps you interested. The mysterious protaganist, Kay, is strong and independant and you feel for her and her hardships. The twist ending is unexpected and answeres many questions and starts many more, making you wish the book wouldn't stop.I definately recomend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy and also suggest Melling's other books, The Druid's Tune and The Hunter's Moon.


This book was absoutley amazing and probably the best book I have ever read. I really could not put it down. We read it in our English class and I am sure that everyone was truly moved by it. Ms. Melling is a wonderful writer and a wish there was a sequel, because I cried at the end when I turned to the last page and realized it was over. I just didn't want it to end. Everyone should read this book-it's great. And thank-you Ms. Melling for writing such a great story.
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