Haunters by Thomas Taylor


Written by Thomas Taylor

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The dead and the living exist side by side in this thrilling time-travelling adventure. In David's recurrent dream, Eddie seems real and it seems like he's got something to tell David. That's scary enough but then David gets picked up by a gang with a white van and finds himself spirited away from all he knows. When David wakes, he's in a new world among other dream walkers. Like him, Eddie and Adam have the special power of time-travel. David has a special role to play in this story of an original kind of haunting.

And a message from Barry Cunningham at Chicken House:

I first met Thomas Taylor when I asked him to draw the original Harry Potter cover. That was when I made a mistake telling Thomas what to draw and the book went to print with the wrong picture of Dumbledore on it. If Dumbledore has a brown beard on your copy, you’re very lucky – they’re very collectable! Now Thomas is scaring the pants off me with his brilliant writing. This is the most unusual ghost story I’ve read in a long time; it actually reveals what haunting is really all about. What is this startling man going to do next?

Thomas Taylor has also just written a ghostly story called Dan and the Dead in which Dan, with the help of a ghostly side-kick helps solve the problems for the undead.


Haunters by Thomas Taylor

Separated by generations, Eddie, Adam and David are linked by their ability to time-travel. Using their dreams, they can appear like ghosts, wherever and whenever they want. The first is the genius who discovers dreamwalking. The second is a Haunter, a dream-terrorist, determined to change history for his own ends. The last is the novice dreamwalker who must battle to save his family, and himself, from oblivion.

About the Author

Thomas Taylor

Thomas Taylor was born in Norwich, but grew up by the sea in Wales. His childhood was mostly about drawing, something he learnt to do in Maths classes.

After art school, Thomas set out to illustrate books, then to write them himself. His first commission was the cover art for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. Following this, he pursued a career in picture books, mostly from France where he lived for many years.

Thomas now lives on the south coast of England and has two sons. Sometimes they ask for help with their maths homework, so now they’re learning to draw too.

His debut novels published simultaneously in June 2012 were Haunters and Dan and the Dead.

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432 pages


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Chicken House Ltd

Publication date

24th May 2012




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