Stone Heart, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


'Deep in the City something had been woken, so old that people had been walking past it for centuries without giving it a second look...' When George breaks the dragon's head outside the Natural History Museum he awakes an ancient power.

This prehistoric beast, sentry-still for centuries, hunts him down with a terrifying wrath. And this is just the beginning...The taints and spits - statues with opposing natures - are warring forces; wreaking deadly havoc on the city landscape.

The World War One gunner offers protection of sorts; and the wisdom of the Sphinx is legendary.

But George and his companion Edie are trapped in a world of danger. And worse - they are quite alone. The rest of London is oblivious to their plight. This epic adventure exposes forces long-layered in the fabric of London.

After entering its richly original and breathtaking world, the city streets and skyline will never again seem the same!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496 pages, Illustrations, 1 map
  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780340911631



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Clever and inventive, with an interestingly damaged hero and heroine. I can't work out why the book failed fully to engage me.

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I really enjoyed this breakneck story of a boy who finds a place for himself in a world of magic. A book that uses the statuary of London to interesting depths and reminds me of Neverwhere in that it's a world people don't really see, a world of moving statues and a fight between the human-shaped statues and the mythical creature shaped statues. Where it could kill you if you can see it, but it might just leave you a better person. A mysterious walker with a raven is involved but why? I couldn't put this down, I loved how George and Edie developed through the story and I want more.

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