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I'm trying to remember a fantasy story I read with my children about 10-12 years ago and it was for children aged 8-13, I think.

We read it around the same time that the Wind on Fire trilogy came out so I may have mixed up bits but what I remember was a young boy on his own in a big house surrounded by swamp (?) and there were creatures in the swamp and I think they besieged the house when night fell. He manages to survive the night and escape but that's all I remember.

Any ideas?

  • Is it one of the Septimus Heap books? – Rand al'Thor Aug 15 '15 at 15:15
  • Possibly one of the short stories related to Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles? Excuse me while I hunt around... hope I didn't give it away. – Adele C Aug 15 '15 at 15:53
  • @randal'thor I don't think so, but I'll check - thanks for the suggestion – ip6 Aug 16 '15 at 10:10

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