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It seems that the bulk of the young adult fantasy I ve read has either taken place in one of three places the British Isles, New York state, or a fantasy land reachable via magic usually with the starting point being somewhere on the British Isles There is one notable exception which is L Frank Baum who had Oz accessible from Kansas and California.The Walking Stones falls into the British Isles category with veiled references to an Otherworld, though this other dimension or whatnot is not t It seems that the bulk of the young adult fantasy I ve read has either taken place in one of three places the British Isles, New York state, or a fantasy land reachable via magic usually with the starting point being somewhere on the British Isles There is one notable exception which is L Frank Baum who had Oz accessible from Kansas and California.The Walking Stones falls into the British Isles category with veiled references to an Otherworld, though this other dimension or whatnot is not traveled to, just viewed briefly from afar It apparently draws on Celtic lore as many British fantasy books do but I m not familiar enough with to say how well the story does Anyway, it s a classic tale of the passage of knowledge and tradition from one generation to the next Here the knowledge includes Second Site along with some other magical traditions.I enjoyed the story for what it was but the characters seemed too one dimensional and their motivations weren t always clear In real life people tend to react like the Bodach did when their homes are taken via Imminent Domain I was surprised at how quickly Donald and his parents warmed to the idea of being forced to move out of the glen and into the city to make room for a dam I suppose their quick submission was in order to keep the story short The Walking Stones is about the balancing act between tradition and progress Here the tradition is in the form of the stories and magic of the glen and the progress is the brining of electricity to the city at the expense of the glen Can the old ways of the glen be passed onto the next generation before the glen is flooded Not Her Best, But I ll read it again. Scottish shepherd s son Donald Campbell has grown up knowing the Bodach, an elderly storyteller who s the only other occupant of their remote glen He always carries a black staff, and has the second sight One night he predicts the coming of three men, one of whom brings death It turns out he s right, for the government has decided to turn the glen into a reservoir and drown both the Campbell s and the Bodach s houses, as well as an ancient stone circle nearby While Donald and his parents mov Scottish shepherd s son Donald Campbell has grown up knowing the Bodach, an elderly storyteller who s the only other occupant of their remote glen He always carries a black staff, and has the second sight One night he predicts the coming of three men, one of whom brings death It turns out he s right, for the government has decided to turn the glen into a reservoir and drown both the Campbell s and the Bodach s houses, as well as an ancient stone circle nearby While Donald and his parents move to the village beyond the dam site, the Bodach refuses, and says he can prevent the flooding for as long as he likes Can he What is his reason What does it have to do with the standing stones I really enjoyed this, though I think it will have a limited audience of people like me who love Scotland and mystical earth connections and standing stones It s short and beautifully written, and the drowning of the valley is all too believable, except that today I doubt they d drown a valley containing a perfect ring of standing stones there d be too much protest and the stones would bring in tourists This would be a good one for thoughtful Scotland lovers A tale of the 1950s in Scotland and the changing ways between old and new ways Magic meets reality in this childhood introduction to old Scottish tales This was one of my favourite books from childhood. Aka The Walking Stones This is my second favorite of all her books. (E-pub) ó The Bodach â After receiving the gift of Second Sight from his old friend ,the Bodach, ten year old Donald becomes responsible for safeguarding the ancient power of the walking stones before their glen is flooded by a hydroelectric company