The Midnight Beast

The Midnight Beast

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The Scarp. Also known as The Emporium of Human Misery. A savage demon is stalking its streets. A powerful secret society, the League of the Golden Unicorn, is bent on restoring the monarchy. Could they be inciting a revolution from the bowels of the city?

Meanwhile, Lord Bortle, a member of the League, wants to create a Fabulary Garden full of fantastical creatures from the underworld... and all he's missing is a werewolf. The demon Bazimaal knows where the werewolf is hiding: in the house of the famous conjurer Callisto.

Crispin, Callisto and a feisty new river-girl, Dessica Flaunt, must crack codes, reclaim the werewolf and return the demon to the underworld, before Bazimaal triumphs and the Scarp is utterly destroyed...
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Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 192g
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552574163
  • 9780552574167

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"With sly gallows humour (and a sideline of Welsh in-jokes), this is a fast paced fantasy adventure populated with a menagerie of monsters and ne devilishly charming demon" -- Tom Becker * Junior Education * "There are many other powerful characters who contribute to this entertaining and exciting story which will surely prove popular with readers" * The School Librarian * "Sharply sketched characters" * Daily Telegraph * "Adventure, drama and intrigue: all the ingredients of a good mystery" -- Jayne Howarth * Birmingham Post *
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About Matt Hart

MATT HART is Welsh and proud of it. He has worked as a fairground operative, in an architect's office, as a bus conductor and as a building-site labourer before turning to writing full-time. He reads loads, his favourite animal is the coatimundi and THE BLACK SPHINX is his first fantasy novel.
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[from a newspaper cutting...]

The Evening Hermes


Residents of Wolveston were said to be 'terrified' yesterday after yet another gruesome murder. Squalida MacHeath, the notorious criminal mastermind, is not thought to be linked to the killings. Indeed, the claw marks found on the bodies point to something even more sinister, and possibly supernatural...

Orphan Crispin Rattle, hero of The Black Sphinx,is plunged into another exciting and dramatic adventure as a monster prowls the streets of Wolveston and a mad earl allies himself with a deadly secret society . . .

'Set in the sort of parallel-universe England you might find in Joan Aiken or Philip Pullman' Daily Telegraph
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"Adventure, drama and intrigue: all the ingredients of a good mystery"
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