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Chestnut Soldier: Book summary and reviews of Chestnut Soldier by Jenny Nimmo

Chestnut Soldier

Magician Trilogy Book Three

by Jenny Nimmo

Chestnut Soldier

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Gwyn can feel danger coming in the wind. Somehow he knows the warnings have to do with the broken toy horse that holds the evil spirit of a prince who lived long ago. When Gwyn discovers that the prince's dark soul has escaped from the horse and is seeking revenge Gwyn, Emlyn, and Nia have to figure out how to save the mysterious soldier who claims to be Nia's distant cousin. With the help of the Snow Spider, can they recapture the prince's soul without hurting the Chestnut soldier?

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"This satisfying fantasy introduces young readers to the genre, and to other works that draw on the ancient Welsh legends" - School Library Journal.

"Although this has its confusing moments, ultimately, it's a rewarding fantasy, especially for fans." - Booklist.

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This concludes the trilogy begun in Snow Spider (1987) and continued in Orchard of the Crescent Moon (1989). Ages 9+

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