Witchfinder: Dawn of the Demontide

Witchfinder: Dawn of the Demontide

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The first in a terrifying trilogy, read on if you dare: Jake could now see the demon fully. Its body was a mass of steely sinew, its arms roped with muscle. Six fingers sprouted from its hands, each ending in lethal talons. The thing did not possess a nose; instead a large hole, bubbling with green mucus, occupied the middle of its face. Mr Pinch's tongue flickered between his teeth and slurped across his fat lips. He was hungry. When a violent storm rages around the little village of Hobarron's Hollow, a young boy is sacrificed 'for the greater good'. His blood is used to seal a mystical doorway and prevent an apocalyptic disaster known only as the Demontide. Twenty-five years later, another boy, Jake Harker, is about to be drawn into the nightmare of the Demontide. Witches and their demon familiars stalk his every move, and his dreams are plagued by visions of a 17th Century figure known only as the Witchfinder. When his father is abducted, Jake must face the terrible secrets kept by those closest to him and a shocking truth that will change his life forever ...show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 28mm | 258.55g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0192731904
  • 9780192731906
  • 492,853

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[Praise for Witchfinder: Dawn of Demontide]: I felt at home in this scary world; I wish I'd written this book myself! Joseph Delaney, author of the bestselling Spook's Apprentice A series to savour. William Hussey [has] a master's eye for the minutiae of fear: the quickened pulse, the hairs' bristle, and the way-in moments of purest terror - that time seems to slow to a stop. Sam Enthoven, author of Crawlers and The Black Tattoo William Hussey's Witchfinder trilogy is ... A full-throated horror tale that doesn't shrink from confronting mortality head on ... This ever-present shadow of death brings a quickening sense of terror SFX Absolutely brilliant! It's dark, it's edgy, and it's dangerous. Amazon reviewer Cleverly crafted, this is a masterful horror story that will chill readers to the bone. Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids.co.uk Every 10 years or so comes a book that leaves all rivals in its wake ... and Witchfinder is The One ... The closest thing you'll find to horror heaven. Lancashire Evening Post Exciting, intelligent and fast-paced, horror and fantasy collide in the best possible way. A great beginning, which leaves me wanting more. Amazon Vine reviewershow more

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153 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 35% (54)
4 37% (56)
3 18% (28)
2 6% (9)
1 4% (6)
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