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August 2018 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Mystery and monsters that emerge from the mist | Alexander is apprentice to Professor Cordite, the kind of man who “meticulously calculated possibilities” and looked “more like a highway man than a university Professor”. They have offered their expertise to Bleakhope, a village beleaguered by frightening creatures that emerge from the fog. A pervasive mood of fear and foreboding is evoked from the outset, with the daring duo enduring a supernatural encounter even before they reach the village.
And so this winding atmospheric tale twists and turns in unexpected directions, with the crisp, creeping sense of fear inviting some comparison with Joseph Delaney’s Spooks series. It’s a spine-chilling yarn, compact, yet teeming with untold terrors in classic gothic tradition. - Joanne Owen
From the author of The Lost and Drowned comes a new and terrifying adventure. Gripping, fast-paced and atmospheric, The Village at the Edge of the World will capture readers as Alexander faces off against a terrible paranormal threat.
A mist has descended over the village of Bleakhope.
From the fog, terrifying creatures appear. The villagers have abandoned their homes and have sought shelter in the tavern on the outskirts. No one will help them. No one will answer their pleas. No one believes them until the Professor and his young apprentice Alexander offer their assistance.
Alexander and the Professor must face a series of nightmarish beings in order to rescue the villagers, banish the mist and save the village of Bleakhope … but what waits at the centre of the village for Alexander will turn his world upside down.
Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Click here to read the full reviews.
‘The children couldn’t put it down’ - Rachel Kirby Murray, Year 6 Teacher
‘Gripping until the end’ - Har’Rai, ten year old
|Publication date:||1st March 2018|
|Publisher:||Greenwich Exchange Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 13+ readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Reviewed by Children|
Stuart Fryd is a dad to two lively boys and husband to a beautiful wife. He writes fiction for children and young adults and is a deputy headteacher in a London school. He loves reading fantasy, sci-fi, steam-punk and horror. His hair never does what he wants it to do and he hates having his photo taken! His favourite children's authors are Phillip Pullman, Neil Gaiman and Anthony Browne.More About Stuart Fryd