WHITE RIDER THE

WHITE RIDER THE

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It is London, 1716. The streets are full of spies and buzzing with intrigue. Jacobite rebels are being rounded up and hanged at Tower Hill, and on the outskirts of London the roads are haunted by a mysterious Highwayman known only as The White Rider; a robber so fierce that he kills his victims simply by pointing at them! Tom Marlowe, caught in the fascinating heart of events, is resolved to get to the bottom of them. With the help of his mentor, Dr Harker, Tom is determined to discover who is behind the White Rider's gruesome mask. But Dr Harker seems to be keeping secrets of his own. Who is the mysterious stranger with the Scottish accent seen at Harker's house, and why does the Doctor lie when questioned about him? Highly atmospheric, with a gripping plot this historical adventure will fascinate and engage readers.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 20mm | 181.44g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • 055255474X
  • 9780552554749
  • 1,099,218

Review quote

"This pacy historical novel, with some references to slavery and Shakespeare's The Tempest, is full of dramatic twists and turns with one final surprise at the end. It would be ideal material for turning into a children's TV drama" Books for Keeps 20040519 "An 18th century romp, packed with colourful characters, enough surprises and twists to keep the reader guessing and enough gruesome details and fisticuffs to bring the era to technicolour life" The School Librarian 20040810 "This book is super horror and holds mystery and intrigue" South Wales Argus 20050219 "As clever and as tightly plotted as the first" Suffolk Journal 20040406 "This is a gripping thriller with a zesty plot" Eastern Daily Press 20040316show more

About Chris Priestley

Chris Priestley has worked as a cartoonist for high-profile publications including THE NEW STATESMAN. Young Corgi published his first-ever book, DOG MAGIC!, which was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award. He has also written historical non-fiction for young readers. He is married with a young son.show more

Review Text

"An 18th century romp, packed with colourful characters, enough surprises and twists to keep the reader guessing and enough gruesome details and fisticuffs to bring the era to technicolour life"show more

Back cover copy

The man - if man he was - had no face . . . Where a face should have been there was only the white bones of a skull! London, 1716. The alleyways are full of spies and buzzing with intrigue. The executioner's axe is wet with the blood of Jacobites who oppose the reign of King George and flickering lights have appeared in the sky over the city. These are strange times, and when Tom Marlowe and his friend Dr Harker hear stories of the roads being haunted by a mysterious white rider - a highwayman who is rumoured to be able to kill his victims simply by pointing at them - Tom can't resist the chance to investigate . . . 'Pacy historical novel . . . full of dramatic twists' Books for Keeps 'An 18th-century romp, packed with colourful characters . . . surprises and twists' School Librarianshow more

Rating details

49 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 14% (7)
4 43% (21)
3 37% (18)
2 4% (2)
1 2% (1)
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