Two brothers, Michael and Stephen MacIntyre, together with their sister Sarah and the local vicar Tom Aubrey, uncover a deadly secret buried near their village. But time is short: can they prevent the awakening of an ancient evil before its powers corrupt them for ever?
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 129 x 198 x 19mm | 213g
- 27 Nov 2014
- Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Corgi Childrens
- London, United Kingdom
"Jonathan Stroud writes like a seasoned veteran with a voice all his own, and tells a cracking story that races to a strong climax" * Daily Telegraph * "An atmospheric and gripping debut" * The Times * "An impressive debut" * Observer * "A well-written, intensely imagined first novel" * Carousel *
About Jonathan Stroud
Jonathan Stroud was born in Bedford in 1970. After studying English Literature at York University, he moved to London, where he worked as an editor in a publishing firm. He is also the author of the best-selling BARTIMAEUS sequence, which is published in 35 languages and has sold 6 million copies worldwide, and also of four other novels: HEROES OF THE VALLEY, THE LAST SIEGE, THE LEAP and BURIED FIRE. He lives in Hertfordshire with his family. He has yet to see a ghost, but is keeping his eyes open.
"A well-written, intensely imagined first novel"