A String in the Harp
When fifteen-year-old Jen Morgan flies to Wales to spend Christmas with her family, she's not expecting much from the holiday. A year after her mother's sudden death, her father seems preoccupied by the teaching job that has brought him and Jen's younger siblings to Wales for the year. Her brother, Peter, is alternately hostile and sullen,and her sister, Becky, misses Jen terribly.
Then Peter tells Jen he's found a strange artifact, a harp key that shows him pictures from the life of Taliesin, the great bard whose life in sixth-century Wales has been immortalized in legend. At first Jen doesn't believe him, but when the key's existence and its strange properties become known to the wider world, the Morgans must act together against a threat to the key...and to their family.
A string in the harp was an eye catching book. By that I don't just mean the cover; the beginning started a little slow, but once you got into the book, it became eye-catching. Whenever I put it down, I picked it back up. A book of dreams, of fantasy, of a historical but past world...of a family which comes together in another land after the death of the childrens mother. For even the least interested reader, this book will eventually capture your interest...and heart.
a string in the harp is an interesting, gripping book. although it is fantasy, it is mostly realistic. the auther puts the element of time in an attractive way.
I read this book last summer after I picked it up at the kids' section of the library. I'm not the biggest fan og fantasies, but this book totally captured me and I couldn't put it down. It was so magical and had lots of meaning. Its a great read for those wanting a break from all those teen reads out there, which I love, but still. I recommend it for older kids and teenagers. Its great for anyone and it'll keep you up all night!