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Guardians of the Source: Gargoyles #1

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A crumbling mansion

A magical source

A living gargoyle

Callen’s Dad has always been secretive of his past but when the family have to move into his childhood home, the last thing Callen expects is a boarded-up mansion covered in gargoyles. It’s enormous, the doors are nailed shut, the gardens are overgrown… and long-forgotten magic is returning. When a disgruntled gargoyle wakes up in his presence, Callen must befriend Zariel and earn her trust before it’s too late. A dark threat is growing in the shadows and only a Gargoyle Guardian can stop it.

“Magic is neither good, nor bad – it simply multiplies the dreams you feed it. Be careful what you wish for…”

Our Review Panel says...

Callen’s life has been turned upside-down. He’s just finished Year 6 but instead of spending the summer hanging out with his friends, his dad bought a new house.  Well, not a house but a huge, crumbling mansion which has been in his dad’s family for generations . . . but which Callen had never seen before and didn’t know about. The house is falling apart and Callen hates it. It is ‘guarded’ by some fearsome stone gargoyles, including a mysterious ring of them in the middle of the ballroom floor surrounding a fearsome-looking hole.

One night, Callen realizes that the gargoyles are not just for show but come alive, but only in times of danger. So what danger are Callen and his family in and can the gargoyles save them? With the help of some new-found friends and their special magical gifts, Callen begins to win over the trust of the house’s gargoyles . . . but can he do it in time? Can he save the house’s magic before it’s too late or will dark forces win control?

A brilliant, fast-paced adventure story with a wonderfully magical, yet creepy setting and a cast of very likeable characters. It will appeal to readers who love a magical mystery.

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