Hellion: The Curse of Snakes by Christopher Fowler

Hellion: The Curse of Snakes

Written by Christopher Fowler

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A thrilling urban debut teen novel from the author of the hugely successful Bryant & May crime novels for adults. Creepy and scary by turns Hellion will have you looking over your shoulder long after you’ve read the final page for there is something creeping unnoticed that’s sucking life out of anything it meets. With lives at risk Red Hellion and Max set out to find the whereabouts of Max’s father who has disappeared in mysterious circumstances but the terrible legend of Medusa threatens to engulf them in even greater danger almost before they even begin their investigations.


Hellion: The Curse of Snakes by Christopher Fowler

'Something had been released into the night streets. It moved unnoticed and sucked the life from people. It caused slow painful death, but even those who could sense its presence were too scared to admit it was there. And now, with quiet deliberation, it was heading for the street where I lived'. Red Hellion lives opposite the creepy, tightly locked Torrington Park, or 'Viper's Green'. Walking home from school one day, he meets Max, who is trying to break in. Before he knows it, Red finds himself sucked into Max's plans to discover the whereabouts of his father, who disappeared weeks before under sinister circumstances connected with the park. But neither Max nor Red realize just how much their lives are at risk for their investigations into the park, are linked to the terrible the legend of Medusa, and are about to lead them into horrific danger...

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A thrilling urban debut teen novel. Creepy and scary by turns, Hellion will have you looking over your shoulder long after you've read the final page. Lovereading4kids Thrilling, scary and very readable The Teacher

About the Author

Christopher Fowler

Christopher Fowler co-founded Creative Partnership, a company that changed the face of UK and international film marketing, and spent nearly 30 years working in film. The multi award-winning author of thirty novels and short story collections, he has written for the BBC, The Times, Time Out, Guardian and Daily Mail, and has a regular column in the Independent on Sunday.
Born and raised in London, with a 4-year spell in Los Angeles during the 80’s, he now splits his time between London and the South of France.

Hellion is his first novel for teen readers, although he is already an established bestselling author for adults with his Bryant and May crime novels.

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208 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

29th April 2010




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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