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The Double Edged Sword Book Review

By Angela Youngman Dec 12, 2011, 20:57 GMT

The Double Edged Sword  Book Review

\'Sixteen\'s an interesting age: not quite a fully grown man, but not a kid either. Anything is possible when you\'re sixteen.\' Finmere Tingewick Smith was abandoned on the steps of the Old Bailey. Under the guardianship of the austere Judge Harlequin Brown and the elderly gentlemen of Orrery House, Fin has grown up under a very strange set of rules. He spends alternate years at two very different schools and ...more

Abandoned on the steps of the Old Bailey as a baby, Finmere Tingewick Smith has had an interesting childhood.  Each year, on his birthday, he has had to return to the Old Bailey and help the old gentlemen who live in Orrery House.  He has a dual lifestyle - alternate years being spent at two very different schools with very different best friends.

Even the trunks in which he keeps his belongings have different colors depending on which year it is.  Lies, lies and yet more lies have to be told to explain why he is missing each year.  On his sixteenth birthday, things suddenly change.  His guardian, Judge Harlequin Brown is killed by a sword that appears out of nowhere.  Fin and his two best friends are suddenly catapulted into a whole new world; an alternate London which can only be reached through a special doorway. 

Both versions of London are in danger and Fin has an important role to play.  Can the Storyholder be saved? Above all, there is the overwhelming question - just who is Finmere Tingewick Smith?  As this is only Volume One of the series; it leaves you feeling very frustrated at the end. 

I want to know more about this world Silverwood has created and the secrets that lie hid.  Please hurry and write the next volume!  A brilliant beginning to the series.

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