The weirdstone of Brisingamen : a tale of Alderley, by Alan Garner (1934-)
Colin and Susan are chased across Alderly Edge by creatures that are supposed to not exist. They find refuge with the Wizard Cadelin Silverbrow. Cadelin has an important job, he watches the sleep of 140 knights. This is a great fantasy book with a good solid storyline. I think children 8+ should read it.
Reviewed by Luke from Karori and Karori Normal School , 12 years old