Celine Kiernan is an Irish author of fantasy novels for young adults. She is best known for The Moorehawke Trilogy. Her fourth book, Into the Grey, won both the CBI Book of the Year Award and the CBI Children's Choice Award in 2012. It won the 2013 Readers' Association of Ireland Award for best book. Born and raised in Dublin, she now lives in Virginia, Co. Cavan.
Guest Post by Celine Kiernan on her CBI Book of the Year Nomination!
Here are some suggested topic for discussion for reading clubs or groups, written by the author, Celine Kiernan.
The Poison Throne
The Rebel Prince
Charlie Harte and his Two-Wheeled Tiger
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Download Activity sheets: Activity sheet 5: paint your own bicycle
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Download RBFS: Teaching ideas for third class from O'Brien Reading Programme
Into the Grey
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Charlie assembles a strange-looking bike from old bits and pieces - not exactly cool, but full of character - which changes his life!
A Friend. A Father. A Kingdom. Which one would you sacrifice? This gothic tale of intrigue, adventure and romance follows Wynter Moorehawke as she is forced to make choices for herself, her family and country, and discover who, if anyone, she can really trust.
Ireland, 1890: two immortals prowl in search of food for their ‘Angel’ and they will stop at nothing to maintain their grip on life. A seamstress, the young man who loves her, and a magician soon find themselves imprisoned in the immortals' country estate. Here, they are nothing but food and entertainment. Soon they will be nothing at all.
Wynter Moorehawke travels alone and unprotected in bandit-infested forests, searching for the rebel Prince Alberon. But many enemies are lurking in the shadows.
New Friends. Old Enemies. Who can you trust?
United Friends. A Divided Kingdom. Who will prevail?
After a joyful reunion, it seems that the years of war have left their scars on brothers Alberon and Razi, and it is not long before their differences come between them. Who will survive the final battle?
"The scream was awful - a horrible desolate cry…the child led my unresisting brother up the path and further into the tangled garden. Out of my sight." A gripping thriller, featuring possession, war and the creeping terror of The Grey for Patrick, a fifteen-year-old out of his depth.