Night of the Fifth Moon
In the time of the druids Deep in the forest Six seek the power But only one can be chosenKet is desperate to learn the Druid's secrets - to predict the future from the stars, to understand the raven's cry, and speak words of power that can halt a battle. But five other fosterlings are competing against him, and at each new moon one of them must be sent away. Friendships are strained to breaking point as they all strive to impress the Druid. By the night of the fifth moon, only one will remain Night of the Fifth Moon is a haunting story of secrets and adventure, set in an ancient pagan world.
Strong characters and suspenseful action in an unusual and enthralling pagan Celtic setting A plot based on elimination tests (cf popular reality TV shows) - theme of competition/survival A fascinating code is woven through the story Pickupable foiled jacket Popular author with dedicated fans - 40,000 Viking Magic books sold 'It always keeps you on the edge of your seat! ... Each character was unique, exciting and original.' - Jemima, 11 'It didn't feel like I was reading it - it felt like I was experiencing it ' - Jared, 12 'I loved it ... 11 out of 10!' - Olivia, 11 'This book immerses you in an ancient world and you are there with the characters.' - Cam, 11 Themes: adventure, magic, survival in the wild, history
'Child sleuths inspired by Blyton will have fun with Night of the Fifth Moon...The book is simply written and charming.'Canberra Times, 23/6/07'...an intriguing story of magic battles and the loyal bonds of friendship...Ciddor's stories will make you want to read them late into the night.'Cairns Post, 5/6/07'Ciddor's accurate and detailed representation of the period accompany a story notable for the development of the characters and the excitement of the plot.'Magpies, 25/5/07
Anna Ciddor has made her name as a versatile writer and illustrator of fiction, travel and historical books for primary school children. Her Viking Magic fantasy series has earned her fans throughout the world.