Thorn Ogres of Hagwood

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Thorn Ogres of Hagwood

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Author Robin Jarvis
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series The Hagwood Trilogy
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher

Puffin

Open Road Media Teen & Tween
Publication date

1999

11 December 2012
Media type Print (Paperback)
ISBN 014130085X
OCLC 42039631
Followed by

Dark Waters of Hagwood

War in Hagwood

Thorn Ogres of Hagwood is the first book in the Hagwood trilogy by Robin Jarvis. It was originally published in 1999 by Penguin House, [1] then re-published on 11 December 2012 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween, [2] where the rest of the series was subsequently published. The sequel, Dark Waters of Hagwood, was released on 4 June 2013, [3] and the final book of the trilogy, War in Hagwood, was released on 26 July 2016. [4]

Robin Jarvis is a British Young-Adult fiction (YA) and children's novelist, who writes dark fantasy, suspense and supernatural thrillers. His books for Young Adults have featured the inhabitants of a coastal town battling a monumental malevolence with the help of its last supernatural guardian (The Witching Legacy), a diminutive race of Werglers pitched against the evil might of the faerie hordes (The Hagwood Trilogy), a sinister "world-switching" dystopian future, triggered by a sinister and hypnotic book (Dancing Jax), Norse Fates, Glastonbury crow-demons and a time travelling, wise-cracking teddy bear. (The Wyrd Museum series), dark powers, a forgotten race and ancient evils on the North Yorkshire coast (The Whitby Witches trilogy), epic medieval adventure (The Oaken Throne) and science-fiction dramatising the "nefarious intrigue" within an alternate Tudor realm, peopled by personalities of the time, automata servants and animals known as Mechanicals and ruled by Queen Elizabeth I. (Deathscent).

Plot introduction

The werlings of Hagwood (small creatures with the ability to transform into animals) live peacefully in the trees of the forest, overlooked and unbothered while they leisurely perfect the art of wergling (shape-changing). But unlike his fellow werlings, the bumbling Gamaliel Tumpin can’t manage to wergle into even the simplest of forms (a mouse) like his peers. He’s tormented by his sister, Kernella, and teased by his classmates. And he envies star student Finnen Lufkin, who can transform into almost any creature. But wergling will soon be the least of Gamaliel’s troubles. The evil elf queen Rhiannon, the High Lady of the Hollow Hill, is desperately seeking a precious possession that was stolen long ago. Her evil knows no bounds, and with her army of monstrous thorn ogres, she will not stop until it’s found. The werlings’ peaceful existence is threatened by death and danger, and clumsy, awkward Gamaliel will need to call on the strength within him to fight for his family and his home. [2]

Shapeshifting ability to physically transform into another form or being

In mythology, folklore and speculative fiction, shapeshifting is the ability of a being or creature to transform its physical form or shape. This is usually achieved through an inherent ability of a mythological creature, divine intervention or the use of magic. The idea of shapeshifting is present in the oldest forms of totemism and shamanism, as well as the oldest extant literature and epic poems, including works such as the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Iliad, where the shapeshifting is usually induced by the act of a deity.

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References

  1. "Thorn Ogres Of Hagwood (The Hagwood Trilogy, #1)". Goodreads. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  2. 1 2 "Thorn Ogres Of Hagwood (The Hagwood Trilogy, #1)". Goodreads. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  3. "Dark Waters Of Hagwood (The Hagwood Trilogy, #2)". Goodreads. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  4. "War in Hagwood (The Hagwood Trilogy, #3)". Goodreads. Retrieved 2017-08-10.