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Author: Clifford Norgate,William Mayne
ISBN13: 978-0745124650
Title: Earthfasts
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Language: English
Category: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publisher: Chivers North Amer (December 1, 1994)

Earthfasts by Clifford Norgate,William Mayne

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Norgate does handsomely by it, reading with a gravity that carries no hint of extravagance or mockery. The listener is particularly aware of his mastery of a wide range of British dialects. Book pak, BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers, 1994.

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Karen said: Wow. This book haunted me in recent years  . Hugely powerful in its depiction of landscape and intense relationships, Earthfasts showcases Mayne well. Although the storylines can leave a lot of questions unanswered - not least how a small Pennine town can be rocked by a series of inexplicable events and then go back to its everyday life - there are some genuinely disturbing images here: the drummer in the hill; the inextinguishable candle; the boggart; the repressive darkness that stops one character in his tracks as he. comes closer to an Hugely powerful in its depiction of landscape and intense relationships, Earthfasts showcases Mayne well.

Used availability for William Mayne's Earthfasts. June 1989 : USA Hardback.

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Reviews: 4
It's a sick feeling to read about Mayne as a predator of children. I loved this book as a young man and, as an author, he has brilliance. A horror of a man, but the book is wonderful and I can recommend it as such.
Oh, what a pure enchantment this book is. I recommend it to everyone. The little drummer boy of 1742 who goes with friends into a tunnel in the earth and is never seen again - until he comes out 200 years later - is the beginning of a chain of events all driven by that disturbance in Time. We have 18th century wild boars roaming an English north-country village: standing stones that come alive into giants: King Arthur and his knights asleep - and then awake - in their magic cave. Somehow Mayne weaves them all together into a totally convincing pattern.

What is especially notable is the warm humanity that the two modern boys, Keith and David - and Mayne - show towards the drummer boy who has suddenly lost everyone and everything he ever knew, and of course at first does not want to believe it. After he refuses to come home with David and runs off to spend a cold night in the open, the boys go looking for him, bringing him some breakfast: they find his cap, and close by "a drumstick, with one end worn, and the other marked black where a hand that was not often washed had held it."

Of course Mayne's love of language is fully in play: the drummer boy uses North-country words from 1742 that I'm sure are right. David, the older of the two who meet him, is good at picking up on his dialect and talking to him reassuringly.

It is odd, seeing the genuine love of children in this book, to read of Mayne's later conviction and imprisonment - I leave it to readers to follow this up if they wish. I just leave it as something strange: but whoever said humans were simple? Oh well, all I can review are his many books, and they are extraordinarily diverse, but all charming.
EARTHFASTS is, despite all the horror novels out there, the most truly and subtly terrifying book I have ever read.
Two modern British boys are caught up in a growing wave of ancient magic in the English countryside. Standing stones walk; strange things are heard in the earth and air; a pale-flamed candle gives them disturbing visions that draw them further from the world they know.
In the caves beneath, a King sleeps until his people need him again. But a curious drummer-boy, from the garrison of a castle long since in ruins, has disturbed the King's rest too soon. Can our heroes set the world right before it is destroyed?
One thing I really liked about this book is that the risen magics are never fully explained and named. Instead of a pat answer to everything, we have archetypal patterns and echoes, mysteries and hidden things. Fear and wonder, not simple explanations, are the core of this fantastic book.
Following the beat of the drum can lead to monsters.

Two boys out wandering run into a drummer boy from another time, and discover that sometihng has woken up creatures that really you wouldn't want to run into, and could happily leave them with King Arthur and his Knights, among others.