'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!
(P) Hodder Children's Books 2006
An extremely clever and original book .... The idea alone is so interesting that is would appeal to almost everybody — Emily Morton, aged 14, Scottish Sunday Herald
Intelligently and elegantly written, with pace and suspence, varied and convincing dialogue and big themes of loyalty, sacrifice and emotional growth, Stoneheart will make readers see London with new eyes — The Sunday Times
After entering its richly original and breathtaking world, the city streets and skyline will never again seem the same — Children's Zone
A fantastical, fast-paced adventure — Publishing News
The plot is intricate, multi-layered and the world in which the boys are trapped is breathtaking. Charlie Fletcher is a brilliant storyteller and Stone Heart is an epic adventure that's not to be missed — Love Reading 4 Kids
A really exciting read — Surrey Quarterly Magazine
Erudition, lively prose and ingenuity combine, making this a not-to-be-missed addition to the fantasy oeuvre that will have readers thumping the air with delight! — Books For Keeps
Another highly original fantasy ... the unrelentling thrills never let up and the careful and intelligent integration of realities never interefers with the action — School Librarian
Thrilling stuff — The Scotsman
Exploding with action on every page. I was gripped from the very first line ... A must-read for fantasy and adventure lovers — Abbie Smith, aged 12, Watford Observer
Fantastic! — Lisa Brown, aged 13, Watford Observer
Adventurous, believable and easy to get into the story — Andrew Reid, St Thomas Aquin's High, Teen Titles
A highly original page-turner ... This breathtakingly imaginative and inventive fantasy/horror story should come with a warning that once begun it is impossible to put down. The term page-turner does not do it justice and it will change your view of London forever — Book Trust
Darkly magical — The Guardian
An immensely enjoyable page turner with a thrilling twist around every corner! — Eleanor Colquitt, year 7, The Whitehaven News