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Summary Ö eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Catherine Doyle When Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arran Island it begins to stir beneath his feet Once in a generation Arran Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and k. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review What a wonderful story The Storm Keeper’s Island follows Fionn sent to the island of Arran with his sister Tara when his mother becomes too ill to care for him into the care of his grandfather Fionn’s grandfather is the Storm Keeper of Arran The maker of storms and wielder of elemental magic that protects against the darkness of ancient sorcery With Fionn’s arrival this darkness starts to awaken leading Fionn to face his fears and protect the people he loves the most The characters are so full of life and vigour and really help to propel the story forward by making you care about them Fionn and Tara have a typical sibling relationship full of bickering and fighting that’s only heightened by Tara’s teenage love for Fionn’s island enemy Bartley It’s obvious they love each other however and the sibling bond comes into full effect as the story progresses I would have liked to have seen of Tara She’s uite the enigmatic teenager who spends most of her time either in her room or roaming the island with Bartley and I felt she had a lot of potential that wasn’t fully explored as she comes across as uite a resilient and tough character It was the relationship between Fionn and his grandfather that really stood out for me It’s a relationship full of joy and a love for each other that’s also tinged with sadness and sentimentality as it develops It’s a passing of knowledge and stories about the island and their family from a master to the apprentice told with a sprinkling of magic and mystery Add to this Fionn’s desperate longing to hear stories about his father a man who died a hero before he was born and you get a real sense of love between these characters Fionn’s desire to see his father Cormac is built upon to create a wonderful bittersweet moment that is both subtle and elegantly done to such an extent that it took me by surprise yet was also so obviously meant to happen The writing really is outstanding The secondary characters we meet throughout the story help support and encourage a feeling of community spirit amongst the islanders You get the feeling that everyone of the island has a strong familial connection to the area and will do anything to protect it and their ancient traditions Any outsider would have a hard time integrating into the island life without a host of eyes casting suspicious glances The island itself could also be said to be a character in its own right Descriptions are vivid and really big to mind a feral and wild environment that’s filled with hidden beauty It has a personality all of its own that welcomes and calls to Fionn and his desire to be free from his familial responsibilities The descriptions of the weather also add to this overall atmospheric feel and allow the reader to become deeply involved in the island I was desperate to smell the sea air and feel the gusty wind on my back as I stood at the port with Fionn It’s also so distinctly and passionately Irish and I love that The plot is full of mystery and magic It’s well paced and the world building is well explored and explained properly It’s simple to the point yet also compelling and believable while retaining a uniueness about it The writing carries you through the story as if told by an old friend or relative with a hint of folktale about it You could almost imagine it being told over a fire like tales of the past My only niggle was the ending There’s a certain degree of unfinished business that sets the story up for a follow up however I can forgive this given the wonderful story I’m excited for the next novel and would honestly encourage anyone who loves a story steeped in magic and fam

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The Storm Keeper's Island Download Ç 8 ✓ When Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arran Island it begins to stir beneath his feet Once in a generation Arran Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and keep its magic safe from enemies The time has come for Fionn's grandfather a secretive and eccentric old man to step down Soon a new Keeper Eep its magic safe from enemies The time has come for Fionn's grandfather a secretive and eccentric old man to step down Soon a new Keeper will riseBut deep underg. The Stormkeeper's Island follows young Fionn as he travels to the island of Arran with his sister Tara to stay with their grandfather Little does Fionn know just how magical and full of secrets the island of Arran is and most of all the dangers stirring within it This is a stunning beautiful book and a great addition to the many MG titles already out there Catherine's writing really draws you in and transports you to the island of Arran I felt as if I were truly there smelling the salt on the sea feeling the spray thanks to the amazing craft and worldbuilding its so vivid and I'm sure this will be a hit with many readers young and old I loved Fionn and his grandfather the dynamic between himself and Tara the significance of the candles how beautifully each one was described The Stormkeeper's Island oozes magic and mystery and this breathtaking portrayal of Ireland is full of both courage and heart

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The Storm Keeper's IslandRound someone has been waiting for Fionn As the battle to become the island's next champion rages a sinister magic is waking up intent on rekindling an ancient war. Catherine Doyle weaves a touching heart warmingly magical adventure story from the myths and legends surrounding Arran Island her childhood home Fionn and his sister are sent to Arran for the first time to stay with their elderly Grandfather unaware that they are already bound by fate to the secrets and inherent magic the island hides It has a lot to say about the everyday magic of self belief courage and the abundant gifts of the natural world It also sensitively handles family tragedy grief loss and the anxieties surrounding advancing years in a loved one The narrative voice of eleven year old Fionn beautifully captures the often underestimated perceptiveness and emotional intelligence of childhood A wonderfully enchanting story poignant wise and beautifully writtenAll Fionn ever knew for sure was that Arran haunted her and he could never figure out whether that was mostly a good thing or mostly a bad thing Only that places can be just as important as people They can have the same power over you if you let themHe wanted it so badly it rocked him to sleep most nights and woke him up most mornings All his life it had dwelled in the sliver between his soul and his heart where desire dissolved inti impossibilityThe words swam off the page as his eyes glazed over thoughts of the wish he'd make crawling out of his head and sitting on his chest'Nothing on Arran is inconseuential No blade of grass no drop of rain no wisp of cloud There is magic in everything' He pressed his lips together like there was a secret underneath his tongue swelling and swelling until he chewed it up and then simply said 'There is magic in memory'we gave up and got sweets from the shop so we could eat our feelings insteadBravery is just a matter of forgetting to be afraid Fionn Nothing Nothing lessThere are many different kinds of bravery Fionn Often the journeys we take inside ourselves are difficult than the stormiest seasHis Grandfather turned his face to the sun It sprinkled its rays along the crevices of his face until he seemed not uite as old as before 'Ah a gift' The seagulls circled them in muted silence the rainbow glinting off their wings and painting colour wheels along the groundFionn wanted to say something ; he wanted to say that he loved his Grandfather fiercely that he was the only person in the world who made him feel better about living in his own skin that he was the brightest star in Fionn's sky that he couldn't bear to see him forget a single thing or to find that in all of the forgetting he would come to forget him too The words crowded together on his tongue until he felt too full to speak at all