Book Reviews of A Hawk in Silver

A Hawk in Silver
A Hawk in Silver
Author: Mary Gentle
ISBN-13: 9780451142375
ISBN-10: 0451142373
Publication Date: 4/1/1986
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: New Amer Library
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed this YA novel quite a lot, but it actually reminded me much more of Alan Garner than of the other books I've read by Mary Gentle. Where past works I've read by her (Ancient Light, The Architecture of Desire, Golden Witchbreed) have been very sophisticated and challenging, this was a very straightforward adventure story, in the modern-teens-become-involved-with-events-out-of-British-legend genre. (In this case, the teens are caught between two groups of Faerie from the Hollow Hills in an age-old quarrel).
However, this book stood out from the crowd for its vivid portrayal of British small-town life, and its unsentimental, realistic characterizations.
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Teenaged Holly finds a strange coin which leads her and her friend Chris into strange adventures with the magical people of the Hollow Hills.