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  • Author:
    JOY CHANT
  • ISBN:
    0048232203
  • ISBN13:
    978-0048232205
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  • Publisher:
    HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS LTD; New Ed edition (1982)
  • Pages:
    277 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Fantasy
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You could almost make yourself believe "Red Moon and Black Mountain" is a quasi-sequel of The Chronicles of Narnia .

You could almost make yourself believe "Red Moon and Black Mountain" is a quasi-sequel of The Chronicles of Narnia or The Lord of the Rings, as the story is very much written in their spirit. At times author Joy Chant seems to be working with the template of "The Lord of the Rings" given the contents of her story: there are horse-people here, and a beautiful magical maiden who gives up her immortality for love, and a Dark Lord who threatens the freedom of the world.

Red Moon and Black Mountain Hardcover – 1976. Chant explores all the requisite themes of a coming-of-age fantasy: fear, sacrifice, heroism, moral compromises, as well as a bittersweet ending that lingers in the mind

Red Moon and Black Mountain Hardcover – 1976. by. Joy Chant (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Chant explores all the requisite themes of a coming-of-age fantasy: fear, sacrifice, heroism, moral compromises, as well as a bittersweet ending that lingers in the mind. If the book has a particular strength it's her world-building; in fact it's amazing that there's so much depth and detail of various cultures and countries in such a (relatively) short book.

You could almost make yourself believe "Red Moon and Black Mountain" is a quasi-sequel of The Chronicles of Narnia .

Red Moon and Black Mountain: the End of the House of Kendreth is a fantasy novel by Joy Chant, the first of three set in her world of Vandarei. It was first published in the . in hardcover by George Allen & Unwin, London, in 1970

Red Moon and Black Mountain: the End of the House of Kendreth is a fantasy novel by Joy Chant, the first of three set in her world of Vandarei. in hardcover by George Allen & Unwin, London, in 1970.

Chant's first novel was Red Moon and Black Mountain, a parallel world fiction.

RED MOON OF TERROR In the cleft between the peaks there was a glow like fire. As they watched the Moon rise, with a shock of horror and disbelief the children saw that it was red. Round the peak, in front of the Moon, swooped a black procession of evil birds

RED MOON OF TERROR In the cleft between the peaks there was a glow like fire. Round the peak, in front of the Moon, swooped a black procession of evil birds. One behind the other they came, their silent wings beating as one; and the line of them seemed to have no end. They were black from beak to talon, save only the eyes. They were red, just like the Moon. One by one, three hundred of the black eagles flew by. They were far larger than the white eagles.

Start by marking Red Moon and Black Mountain as Want to Read . There they help the forces of Joy Chant's Red Moon and Black Mountain has often been accused of being derivative of Tolkien.

Start by marking Red Moon and Black Mountain as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. This book has a decent enough premise, of a set of siblings being transported from our world into a realm of warfare and sorcery, where they must fight the forces of darkness. It follows through well enough - in theory, at least - with the children being forcibly separated and tackling the world in their own different ways, one being stuck with a princess, the other going native among some local tribes.

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you might well produce Joy Chant's RED MOON,BLACK MOUNTAIN. Oliver, Penelope and Nicholas arethree English children drawn by magical power intoanother universe, where they have a role to play in an upcoming war. I very much enjoyed thequasi-Celtic culture of the Horse People and Chant's honest picture of the tribalism.

Unwin Trade edition paperback, fine

Fenritaur
I have read and reread this book since I first stumbled across it in my teens. One of the best written fantasies ever, with clear characters and powerful character arcs, deftly plotted and in settings so evocative that you can smell the faint threat of snow on the air. Here are wonders, here is a mythology without cheap mercies or easy victories and every act has a price. If I have any issue it is that I find it difficult to bridge between the mindset, again, beautifully depicted, of the two younger children snatched from earth and dropped into a different world, and that of their older brother Oliver, whose course is so different and so compellingly challenging. I don't want to give story spoilers, but if you have travelled in Tolkein's Middle Earth, and swum the streams of Narnia, take this book in hand. You will respect how different it is from the two I've just mentioned. This is no copycat volume; here you will find a sweep and conviction surpassing the common crowd in every way.
I hate to add this, but feel I must, that no other book by Joy Chant has come within touching distance of this, her first and riveting gift.
Gathris
First published novel? Okay, it's official, I'm envious now... ;->

I've loved this book since first discovering it years ago; this is probably like my third copy, since the others have been loved to death. Even though I got this as a re-sale of a Book of the Month Club selection (and they aren't exactly known for their quality, or their restraint about spoiler summaries :-/) on the Marketplace here, hopefully, it should last longer than the original pulp paperbacks, and aside from some fading on the cover (to be expected!), this is in great physical shape. ;->

I had one version where the first publisher/editor (I believe it was Betty Ballantine, but don't quote me; might've been Del Rey) was a little leery about the premise (a few British kids get sucked into alternate fantasy world; gee, where have we heard that before?), but by the time she finished the Battle of the Eagles chapter, she was captivated completely. I predict others will, too. ;->
Westened
Remarkable storyline featuring brilliant and richly developed characters and atmospheric backdrops. This is a stunning story about otherworldly societal assimilation by three siblings. Comparable to the best from Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, Abercrombie, and Michael J. Sullivan. Wordsmithery par excellence, almost melodic. Melifluous pacing, stunning story-moments. A magnficent literary achievement that further validates the importance of the fantasy/adventure genre to literature. I absolutely love this story!!!
Ffel
A great fantasy novel with excellent morals mixed with magic and mystery.

Three children are taken from earth to another world where fantastic creatures and silver magic prevail. They are brought there with a mission of which they are not aware. This is high fantasy with good versus bad and a cross over with earth. There is great imagination involved. Very worth while.
happy light
Good fantasy book - I read it about 30 years ago and really liked it a lot.
LoboThommy
A GREAT but under recognized YA fantasy. Highly recommended!
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This is a strange book to try and describe, existing as it does in the category of "early but relatively obscure fantasy literature". At the same time it contains many of the familiar staples of fantasy, such as child protagonists who are whisked into another world and the Chosen One Destined to Save the World narrative, the author conveys it all in such beautifully rich and descriptive prose that everything manages to feel fresh and intriguing.

You could almost make yourself believe "Red Moon and Black Mountain" is a quasi-sequel of The Chronicles of Narnia or The Lord of the Rings, as the story is very much written in their spirit. At times author Joy Chant seems to be working with the template of "The Lord of the Rings" given the contents of her story: there are horse-people here, and a beautiful magical maiden who gives up her immortality for love, and a Dark Lord who threatens the freedom of the world. There's a white city, and giant eagles, and a race which has a deep kinship with the stars, and fantasy names like "Vandarei" and "Kendrith" that wouldn't look out of place in a Tolkien novel.

Then there's the Narnia-esque device of a few ordinary school children pulled out of this world and into another. Oliver, Penny and Nick Powell are whirled away by magic while cycling in the countryside; Oliver finding himself on the great grassy plains of the Hurnei tribes, and his younger siblings on a mountainside of smooth black rock under a red moon. They're discovered by a beautiful princess and her entourage heading for the summit in order to gather information from the eagles that dwell there.

A dark power is rising in this land, one all three siblings will have to face in their different ways before they can return home. More than the other two, it's Oliver who becomes immersed in the Hurnei culture and starts to grow from boy to man as the people around him prepare for the coming war.

Chant explores all the requisite themes of a coming-of-age fantasy: fear, sacrifice, heroism, moral compromises, as well as a bittersweet ending that lingers in the mind. If the book has a particular strength it's her world-building; in fact it's amazing that there's so much depth and detail of various cultures and countries in such a (relatively) short book. It's also nice to have a story that can be classified as "epic" but that is self-contained within a single volume – no waiting for years and years for a conclusion.

Not so strong is her characterization – many of the characters are too grand and noble to be relatable, and the children aren't particularly compelling. We're not given any details on their family or backgrounds, and as a result I never quite connected with any of them.

But "Red Moon and Black Mountain" is an interesting look at early fantasy, written after Tolkien but well before the current surge in fantasy-based novels. Though it's not a classic, it doesn't deserve to be out-of-print, and is filled with plenty of beautifully written passages and intriguing ideas about the nature of good and evil.