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Glenn began his writing career as a comics creator, devising the humour strip Temptation, and the autobiographical character Abe. His work appeared in cult UK magazines such as Escape and Deadline, and a collection of Temptation was published in 1991. He went on to work for Marvel Comics, writing for the superhero series Plasmer and Clan Destine. He also created the cartoon strip Robot Crusoe, which ran for eight years in the Funday Times.
This is a dark thriller set in a subterranean world of extraordinary creatures, deranged villains and incredible powers. Utterly compelling readers will at once be drawn into the story, meet extraordinary people and creatures and be gripped through to the final page. It will linger too, long after you've finished it.
Dark powers and mysterious happenings lie at the heart of this story of an unnatural underworld and the secret societies within it. Never allowed to go out because of his special condition, Theo’s life is constricted to his home in Empire Hall and the three people who look after him, but a visit to a graveyard changes everything when he finds a strange parcel left for him. The sinister people Theo meets and the dangerous situations he finds himself in as he sets out on his journey to discover the truth about the Candle Man and himself is unravelled in a tense and gripping thriller.
It's Batman meets Heroes; A thrilling, Gothic adventure about one lonely orphan boy and the discovery of strange new powers. I am the Candle Man. I drive back darkness. When Theo defeated his old guardian, Dr Saint, in a fierce, fiery battle, he thought his enemies were routed and the bad old days were over for good. But now the terrible slithering, seething crelp are bubbling up from below ground to snatch people and harvest their bones. Deep beneath the city, an ancient force - one that could threaten even Theo the Candle Man's power - is getting ready to burn, burn, burn. Twisted, charred, faceless Dr Pyre has a plan, and a secret that will shock Theo to the core. Theo will have to descend once more into the dark, slimy tunnels to fight strange creatures and ally with old enemies. This is why the world needs a Candle Man. To do things that the law can't do. To go where the police would fail. To make alliances with the strange and wonderful beings that most humans have no idea exist. Evil melts like wax at the hands of the Candle Man. The Society of Dread is Glenn Dakin's second novel in the Candle Man series - the ideal fantasy thriller for fans of comic book heroes.
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