The Great and Dangerous
Written by Chris Westwood
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This is the brilliant follow-up to the highly acclaimed Ministry of Pandemonium by Chris Westwood so if you've not yet read the first one then you must. Meet Ben and Becky whose job it is to guide the souls of the newly dead to the afterlife. This follow-up takes readers on a thrilling journey through the streets of London and to the gates of Negativeland. Fantastically gripping until the very last page.The battle between the Ministry of Pandemonium staff and the terrifying forces of the enemy is stepped up.
For fans of Neil Gaiman, Darren Shan, Joseph Delaney and Derek Landy.
The Great and Dangerous by Chris Westwood
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Ben Harvester and Becky Sanborne are clocking off after a normal shift at the Ministry of Pandemonium, guiding the souls of the newly-dead to the afterlife. But the enemy are still smarting after their catastrophic defeat at Hallowe'en and are keen for revenge. A freak tornado that destroys Becky's house is only the start. When thirteen souls are stolen following a bomb explosion on Bad Saturday, the Ministry staff know that it heralds an all-out war with the Lords of Sundown. But little does Ben suspect how far their influence spreads. Who is the mysterious whisperer at his school? And why does Ben feel so uneasy about his mother's new boyfriend?
Praise for Ministry of Pandemonium:
'A well-crafted sense of place and excellent characterisation.' - The Telegraph
'What makes this story stand head and shoulders above most horror for kids is the sheer quality of the writing. I could not stop reading and I hold Westwood responsible for many hours of lost sleep.' Mary Hoffman in The Guardian
'A marvellously well-written thriller' - Literary Review
'A deliciously spooky, supernatural thriller – with real heart' - Booktrust
'With a punchy dialogue and intensely portrayed descriptive passages that fire the reader's imagination, the story is written in a style which makes for a gripping, fast read' - School Librarian
Praise for Chris Westwood:
“Chris Westwood comes as close to matching the Master [Stephen King] as any writer I know.” - Robert Swindells
“A superior thriller writer.” - The Times
“Extraordinarily – no, paranormally – compelling” - The Guardian
"Wonderful” - James Herbert
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1st March 2012
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