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Set and Georgina - Children's books from Ireland

The Magic Light, Verlag Nagel & Kimche, Zürich, 2001
Paperback: dtv, Reihe Hanser, 2004,
ISBN: 3-4236-2188-5

At eight years of age Set leaves his stepfather´s farm to learn the art of fighting from Scathach of the Shadows. After four years of training she sends him, like other chosen pupils before him, to the floating island whence only some return. Here, he has to survive without arms and shelter until the boat returns. This is his hardest test yet.

And suddenly there is Georgina in her orange bathrobe, wondering how she got from her suburban bed into this strange world.

A thrilling novel about one of the most famous heros of the Irish legends, later to become Cuchulainn. The book includes a "who is who" of Irish mythology.

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In the Valley of Shadows, Verlag Nagel & Kimche, Zürich, 2002,
ISBN: 3-3120-0930-8

Difficult years of learning lie behind Set. With Georginas help, he has passed the test on the floating island. Now, he has to win one last contest and earn a new name as a warrior. But of all the people, it is his best friend he has to fight - and he fails. Never again will he be able to face his teacher.

Georgina has started a new school in the autumn and she has a new friend, Alex. Everything would be great but for these strange dreams. Time and again Georgina sees the Druh, the dog that once saved her and Sets life, and every time something terrible happens to him. Does Set know about it? Alex and Georgina try to get in touch with him. "Over space and time", Alex whispers, "hear our calling ..." Georgina closes her eyes.

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