Dido Twite, the quick-witted (and sharp-tongued) heroine of "Black Hearts in Battersea" and "Nightbirds on Nantucket," is back in this sequel. Dido's survival looks questionable but then she is rescued by her ship captain who floats into play with a flying machine. Is she equal to the challenge? Is she, as she claims, the widow of King Arthur? Refresh and try again. I'm beginning to think I made a mistake following the Goodreads order for the Wolves series (which arranges the events in the books chronologically rather than following the order written), because this one, written much later than Nightbirds, had a much more complicated and I think less satisfying plot. If so, how has she managed to survive the centuries? After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. A lot of gruesomeness for a children’s book but I guess that worked for the Grimm brothers. So much unexpected adventure and story. Perhaps it would be less jarring if I'd seen the style of the books evolve over time. Now back in print, THE CUCKOO TREE and THE STOLEN LAKE continue the Wolves Chronicles, the exhilarating and imaginative series that stemmed from Joan Aiken’s classic THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE. The stolen lake. In order to navigate out of this carousel, please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. The queen is greatly distressed because a neighbouring king has stolen her lake. Start by marking “The Stolen Lake (The Wolves Chronicles, #4)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Here we have the Arthurian legend added to the story, and some very nasty characters indeed who maintain their own lives at any cost. Dido faces fire, flood, wild beasts and, ultimately, threat of execution in order to get the lake back. Ramon Beltran, 37, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of being in a stolen vehicle, failing to stop for police, possessing burglary tools, theft by receiving stolen property, and failing to remain at the scene of an injury accident. The Stolen Lake book. Joan Aiken was a much loved English writer who received the MBE for services to Children's Literature. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer. The Stolen Lake (The Wolves Chronicles, #4). Search. Aiken's previous "Wolves" series editions stayed in relatively "real world" scenarios, but though "The Stolen Lake" gets off to a slow start aboard a ship, it transforms into a full-blown fantasy. Turned out to be too complex and scary to read to him, so I read it myself. Pirates, witches, a queen, a king reborn, a cast of intriguing and sometimes nefarious characters and all manner of beasties are encountered as the story unfolds. Is she equal to the challenge? Aiken took. Welcome back. Dido Twite, heroine of Black Hearts in Battersea and Nightbirds on Nantucket, is on her wildest adventure yet. My least favorite of the series so far. TUPPER LAKE — Village police say the lever-action .30-30 caliber rifle used in a shooting of the Fortune’s Hardware store on New Year’s Eve was reported stolen from Syracuse almost 35 years ago. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. This is where things start to get weird. 'Hadn't expected that, but after a quick adjustment of expectations this became a spectacular adventure, one I was happy to experience. The queen is greatly distressed because a neighbouring king has stolen her lake. During the mythical reign of Britain's King George IV, the ship carrying 12-year-old Dido from Nantucket back to England is ordered to stop off in New Cumbria, a mysterious South American nation ruled by a suspiciously ancient queen. 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