Rowan Of Rin #1: Rowan Of Rin: Rowan Of Rin by Emily RoddaRowan Of Rin #1: Rowan Of Rin: Rowan Of Rin by Emily Rodda

Rowan Of Rin #1: Rowan Of Rin: Rowan Of Rin

byEmily Rodda

Paperback | February 17, 2004

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Bravest heart will carry on when sleep is death, and hope is gone.

Rowan doesn't believe he has a brave heart. But when the river that supports his village of Rin runs dry, he must join a dangerous journey to its source in the forbidden Mountain. To save Rin, Rowan and his companions must conquer not only the Mountain's many tricks, but also the fierce dragon that lives at its peak.

“Fast-moving and enjoyable.” (School Library Journal)
Title:Rowan Of Rin #1: Rowan Of Rin: Rowan Of RinFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:176 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.35 inShipping dimensions:7.62 × 5.12 × 0.35 inPublished:February 17, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060560711

ISBN - 13:9780060560713


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Book This Was a great book and I'm looking forward to reading the other books in the series
Date published: 2005-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rowan of Rin Rowan of Rin is the first in a series of five Rowan novels by Australian author E. Rodda. It was published in 1993 and has won a children’s literature awards in Australia. Rowan of Rin is a fantasy novel. It is set in the village of Rin in what appears to be medieval times when people believed in witches and dragons that controlled the earth’s nature forces and human destiny. The main character is Rowan, a cowardly boy who is must face all his fears to battle a dragon that lives high in the mountains and is causing a life-giving river to dry up. Rowan sets out to kill the dragon with seven other villagers who for one reason or another must face their own fears. In the end, Rowan stands alone. The novel is very suspenseful. The author cleverly uses a riddle poem and a map that contains mysterious clues about what will happen next. Only Rowan can read the clues which remain invisible until the day the mystery is to be revealed. You’ll have to be really smart to figure out the clues. It is very easy to imagine being part of Rowan’s journey. The scenes are built around things all of us know well, spiders, mist and muck. The chapters are just the right length and the write sticks to the story. This makes it a great book for reading aloud. The cover of the novel published in North America suggests a story about dragon. The dragon does not appear in the story until the very end and even then in a minor role. This will disappoint readers looking for a great dragon slayer story. Despite it not being a “dragon story” I really liked this book. When I started it, I couldn’t stop reading until it was completely finished. In one part of the novel, a character faced the same fear I have. That part was very hard for me to read and I had to skip a couple of pages. Emily Rodda write mysteries for adults and children. She is also the author of another fantasy series called Deltora’s Quest- another fantasy tale about a facing fears to complete a dangerous task.
Date published: 2004-06-12