The Night of the Solstice

The Night of the Solstice When Claudia Hodges Bradley Meets A Fox, She Knows It Will Be An Extraordinary Day Not Just Any Fox, This Vixen Is The Magical Familiar Of The Sorceress Morgana Shee For Years Morgana Has Guarded The Solitary Gate Between Earth And The Wildworld, A Shimmering Parallel Universe Where Legends Still Live She Alone Holds The Secret Of The Mirrors That Serve As The Last Passage To Enchantment But Morgana Has Been Betrayed And Imprisoned In Wildworld, And The Fox Is Determined To Recruit The Hodges Bradley Kids For The Rescue MissionArmed Only With Courage And Determination, Alys, Charles, Janie, And Claudia Must Save Morgana Before The Winter Solstice When The Evil Sorcerer Cadal Forge Plans To Escape Wildworld And Conquer Earth And With DecemberOnly Two Weeks Away, There Is No Time To Lose

SMITH, Lisa Jane Smith, is the New York Times 1 Bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Dark Visions, Wildworld and Night World series She has written over two dozen books for children and young adults, and has enjoyed writing every one of them She lives in the Bay Area of California, with a backyard that is full of flowers, which she adores, especially with many different shades of roses.She loves to visit a friend s little cabin in the Point Reyes National Seashore area, which has lots of trees, lots of animals, lots of beaches to walk on, and lots of places to hike Once, while hiking, she saw a snow white buck which allowed her to follow it nearly half a mile She also likes to collect things angels they remind her of her late mother , tiny boxes from different countries or of fanciful shape, nineteenth century children s literature, and books about quantum physics especially about the mystery of the dark energy in the universe A militant optimist, she is also part of the Velociraptor Sisterhood a fancy way of saying that she likes to read, write and discuss books with strong female characters , and she has traveled extensively in Europe and the Far East The two countries she loves to visit most are Great Britain, with its historic monuments and amazing country landscapes, and Japan, with its bustling urban life and exquisite mountain scenery.Her favorite current writer is Terry Pratchett, the author of the Discworld series, for its wild and witty satires on life, death, war, love, assassins, coppers, and Australia Her favorite classical writer is Jane Austen Her favorite poets are Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson Her favorite movies are The Seven Samurai and Avatar analyze that She doesn t have a favorite TV show, because she doesn t have time to watch TV and only owns one for playing movies.Her favorite people are her readers, each of whom she cherishes with deep and lasting affection Note L J Smith wrote books 1 7 of The Vampire Diaries series After that, a ghostwriter took over the rest of the series L J wrote books 1 3 of The Secret Circle series After that, a ghostwriter took over the rest of the series L J did not write any of the Originals or Stefan s Diaries These were written by Kevin Williamson and or various ghostwritters.

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  • L.J. Smith
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  • 06 May 2018
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10 thoughts on “The Night of the Solstice

  1. says:

    When I first picked up this book I thought the author L.J Smith was Little John Smith , the former tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles and that he had just branched into writing young reader fantasy novels, but part of the way in I realized he wasn t capable of writing something this bad and that I was actually reading this chick Once I got over my initial shock and disappointment I really tried to force myself to enjoy this book, kind of like when your wife forces you to see Twilight for the 7th time, but deep down you know you d rather let steroid raging boxers use your nut sack as a speed bag than sit through this again.To briefly summarize, this book is about 4 siblings, Alys, Janie, Charles and Claudia, who meet some talking badger, or something, who tells them they have to jump into a mirror to save a smoking hot sorceress from some evil guy before the winter solstice The characters are so poorly developed I found myself frequently wishing for their capture and torture just to spice it up a bit I d actually forget their names in between readings And the word choice was a bad case of someone falling in love with their thesaurus a little too much Look, I ve read worse, like The Rogue s Hour, but is that really the endorsement you want for a book you re considering reading

  2. says:

    A nice, solid, traditional kids save the world adventure fantasy, featuring four diverse siblings who are randomly asked for help by a familiar when her sorceress is taken prisoner by old enemies in an alternate dimension.There are definite weaknesses, but a good, fun first novel showing touches of imagination and humor My favorite scene was where, instead of the traditional riddle contest, the girls have to win a game of Question against a subterranean monster.I m glad to have finally gotten a copy of this, even if it is many years after reading the stronger sequel, Heart Of Valor.

  3. says:

    Maybe I m old I m not really old but I already feel this horrible disconnect between my generation and the generations after me Its like how you wonder about your parent s musical tastes I m nor sure if young adults would like this book I think that culture has moved on I think now things are polished, or flashier, complicated, or SOMETHING that I cannot put my finger on because I am 30 see, not really old Besides, they have Twilight for their generation A poor substitute, but I m not the intended audience any so what do I know But when I was eleven.oh my did I LOVE this book I loved everything L.J Smith wrote But this one seemed different Her writing voice seemed clearer, and I related to the characters They were siblings, after all, and most people know how they deal with siblings Later on her books became about forbidden and tragic romance and when you are that young you can IMAGINE being in love but not in a realistic way.My copy of this book is DESTROYED with re readings through the years and maybe I m holding onto it out of nostalgia instead of its inherent literary value but I stand by the idea that it is a gem in the genre even today.

  4. says:

    The Night of the Solstice is book 1 in the Wildworld series.I m pretty sure I ve read this book before, but I think that may have been before I created my Goodreads account.This was a good little grade book, with some adventure and fantasy and loads of witchcraft.

  5. says:

    When I found a copy if this book in a charity shop last weekend and read the back, I knew it seemed familiar As if I had read it before but I couldn t remember when or how This morning I decided to give it a go and I read the entire book in one day The first few chapters of the book I had certainly read before, the rest I could not remember But now I am very glad I didn t stop reading This is not one of these flashy, crazy fantasy stories No, this story is intense Calm Captivating The characters are amazingly different from each other and yet they all seem to get along well enough Real magic only happens in the five last chapters of the book and before that, the magic is subtle and passive This was certainly one of the best books I have read in a while

  6. says:

    I have to admit I m rather surprised I enjoyed this book I didn t expect to enjoy a teenage cliche kids save the world, but I did I didn t find it cringe which was a wow The writing was decent and readable.What I didn t like is the poor world building and characters had minimum development We found out almost nothing about the world and how their magic works, I would like to know waaay Some parts were naive and most was predictable, but I still enjoyed it.

  7. says:

    It is quite fast paced, everything happens in 4 5 days within 2 weeks.

  8. says:

    I first started reading L.J Smith almost a decade ago I finished all the books of the Nightworld series, The Vampire Diaries series and the trilogies The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Dark Visions While impatient for the final Nightworld book to come out, I drifted to read other authors and series.Recently I got re interested in LJ Smith and was surprised to find out from her Wikipedia page she had two companion novels out The Night of the Solstice being the first and The Heart of Valor being its concluding book And these two books before all the others I ve read So I dithered and waited a few days after I found out the existence of this book before I crumpled and bought it The four Hodges Bradley children little Claudia, the twins Charles and Janie and the eldest sister Alys are summoned to help find the witch Morgana trapped in the Wildworld in order to prevent an evil sorcerer from coming in our world the Stillworld on the solstice and wreaking havoc Her house has mirrors used as Passages between the worlds I found this book rather different from Smith s other books, or perhaps the years have blurred my memory The children seem believable with their selfish motives, acts, and hurtful, sarcastic words Some of the witches are believable with their haughty behavior, whereas others get too little time in the book to be nothing than the typical villain antagonist who has not a bit of good left in themselves A bit detail into the male villain s torture at the hands of the Inquisition would have made the story a little fleshed out However, as her first book written in the late 1980 s and geared towards children young teens heehee it isn t all that bad.

  9. says:

    The Good Stuff Magic, sorcerers, flying serpents, talking foxes and lots of adventure Intriguing bad guys gals Wonderfully real and interesting characters You won t want to put it down Reminded me a little of Lion Witch and Wardrobe without the religious imagery Not really the story but the way the children worked together Very real sibling relationships Fantastic opening that really grabs your attention and draws you into the story Looking forward to the next book in the series Heart of Valor Great epic fantasy quest for the younger setThe Not so Good Stuff A wee bit predictable, but just a wee bit Again irritated by the fact that the parents are useless and out of touchFavorite Quotes Passages Yes, you Why do you think I have wasted all this time recounting the history of Wildfolk For my own amusement I need help, and you four have able bodies and fair to middling minds Or so I thought You are responsible for what will happen to you next, you are the creator of your own future Do you think Morgana would let me trade in my Kryptonite for a dirt bike What I Learned That I would love the ability to talk to animals I much prefer YA fantasy novels to those written for adultsWho should shouldn t read Pretty much anyone who likes to lose themselves in a story The darkness violence may be a little much for younger readers Thinking my neighbors daughter is going to love this4 Dewey s

  10. says:

    The story itself was quite interesting A group of siblings discover that magic is real and that they need to save a sorceress in order to stop a bunch of people from another world punching through the fabric between worlds and causing all kinds of chaos Not sparkling original, I ll grant you, but still fun, and there are a thousand and one ways that story can be told in an entertaining fashion Mixing some Celtic mythology, the hidden history of this world, and playing around with some fantasy elements to make a creative and interesting setting was pretty well done here, and I like the effect The world the children end up in isn t overly analyzed or picked apart, it isn t glorified or put down It just is And so much was glossed over because of the pressing needs of the questing kids, but that in itself lends a bit magic to the Wildworld You can t help but wonder what you re not seeing For those who enjoy a good mid grade fantasy, or for those who have or who know children who d enjoy a good epic fantasy quest, I do recommend this book For most, though, this book is a take it or leave it kind of book It kills some time, but ultimately my life wasn t changed by reading it Won t stop me from reading the sequel, though

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