The Book of Learning by E.R.Murray


The Book of Learning – Nine Lives Trilogy 1

(Mercier Press, 8+)

Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read 2016

Shortlisted for the Irish Literacy Association Children’s Book Awards 2017

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The Book of Shadows – Nine Lives Trilogy 2

(Mercier Press, 8+)

Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2016

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BookofRevengecoverThe Book of Revenge – Nine Lives Trilogy 3(Mercier Press, 8+)

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Caramel Hearts

(Alma Books, 12+)

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“Well-written and a gripping page turner, The Book of Learning will keep readers enthralled and guessing until the final page when some answers are given – and as it is part of a trilogy, the pace and plot will leave them wanting more. Murray’s characterisation is well-conveyed, and the relationship between Ebony and her grandfather brilliantly captured. Highly recommended for 9 -12 year olds” Children’s Books Ireland

“Murray creates a terrifically fierce heroine in Ebony Smart. Fighting against all authority, Ebony is never afraid to speak her mind or face grave danger. And yet the story contains many more interesting characters… This mystery and adventure is well-paced and entertaining, making for a great page-turner. Nobody is to be trusted and a murky presence constantly lurks in the shadows, creating good tension.” The Looking Glass

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9 thoughts on “Books

  1. Tanja says:

    OMG, I just finished the book within a week of buying it. Although I am not in the recommended age group, I am already in my fourties, all I can say is I LOVED IT. Best Book I have read since the Harry Potter Books. I can not wait for the second part.
    Thank you for giving me a week full of fun and seven nights of going to sleep late as I could not put your book away dear E.R. Murray.

  2. Aisling (Seán's Mum). says:

    Hi my name is Seán from New Zealand I’m 8.I finished reading the book of learning it was so amazing.I loved the discription I loved the story.It blew my mind!Half my family lives in Ireland so I know a lot about it.Now my Mum’s going to read it.I can’t wait for book 2, you’re amazing!

  3. Sarah says:

    Hi my name is Sarah I am 12 and I am from Ireland.I just finished the book of learning it was the best book i ever read i loved Ebony’s character and aunt ruby her pretending to be perfect the book was truly amazing the story was just brilliant you are great at describing things, cannot wait for book 2, have it ordered !!!
    Sarah xxx

    • E.R. Murray says:

      Hi Sarah, thank you so much for your lovely feedback – it makes me so happy to know you enjoyed The Book of Learning. I hope you also enjoyed book two! Happy reading 🙂

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