Redwulf's Curse by Chris Priestley
  

Synopsis

Redwulf's Curse by Chris Priestley

Tom and Dr Harker are back and this time their adventure takes them outside London. They visit a friend in Norfolk, Mr Gibbs, who has recently unearthed fabulous Anglo-Saxon treasures from an archaeological excavation. They are believed to have belonged to the East Anglian king, Redwulf. Local legend tells of a ghostly guardian of the king's tomb and a curse against anyone who threatens it. When not one but two murders occur in the household, it is hard to dismiss the legend. As everyone feels threatened and the atmosphere of hostility increases, Tom and Harker investigate. Discovering in fact that Gibbs' wife is behind the attacks seems to explain what's been happening. But then Tom sees an unidentifiable figure in the mist...An exciting and atmospheric story set in the eighteenth-century and delving into our Anglo-Saxon past.

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Fast and furious ... An exciting and pacey read -- Enid Stephenson Carousel An intriguingly dark atmosphere and chilling setting ... Gripping from the start The School Librarian Should stimulate interest in this exciting period. I certainly couldn't put it down Historical Novels Review This thrilling story set in the 18th century is steeped in atmosphere and will give readers an exciting glimpse into East Anglia's Anglo-Saxon past Eastern Daily Press A brilliant story that comes to a shocking end South Wales Argus

About the Author

Chris Priestley

Chris Priestley has been a cartoonist and illustrator for many years, working mainly for magazines and newspapers. He currently has a weekly strip cartoon called 'Payne's Grey' in the New Statesman.

Ever since he was a teenager Chris has loved unsettling and creepy stories, with fond memories of buying comics like 'Strange Tales' and 'House of Mystery', watching classic BBC TV adaptations of M R James ghost stories every Christmas and reading assorted weirdness by everyone from Edgar Allen Poe to Ray Bradbury. He hopes Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror will haunt his readers in the way those writers have haunted him.

This brilliantly received series of ghost stories, Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror, Tales of Terror from the Black Ship and Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth, were reissued by Bloomsbury in March 2011 including a brand new story.

Meanwhile The Dead of Winter, published by Bloomsbury in October 2010 and in paperback in October 2011, is a nail-biting story of hauntings and terror, nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2012.

Mister Creecher, published by Bloomsbury in October 2011 and in paperback in March 2012, is a gripping gothic novel about friendship, trust and betrayal.

Author photo © Judith Weik

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
272 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Chris Priestley
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Author's Website

chrispriestley.blogspot.com...

Publisher

Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

27th April 2015

ISBN

9780552574334


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