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Embassy of the Dead: Hangman's Crossing

Written by Will Mabbitt

Part of the Embassy of the Dead Series

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Embassy of the Dead: Hangman's Crossing Review

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers

More fun, spirited adventures courtesy of the Embassy of the Dead

With an ability to see ghosts, eleven year old Jake Green is licensed to help them make their transition to the Afterworld, a fully paid-up junior employee of the Embassy of the Dead, though more often than not, he’d rather be playing computer games with his best friend Sab. In this new adventure he and his sidekick, schoolgirl poltergeist Cora (she’s very handy with her hockey stick) have a massive challenge – how to stop the rise of Fenris and the dawn of the Age of Evil. The story is ingenious, fast-moving, full of action-packed scenes and the characters – living and dead – are hugely appealing. Dead good reading in fact.

Andrea Reece

Embassy of the Dead: Hangman's Crossing Synopsis

The second book in a spookily funny new series, where the living meet the dead and survival is a race against time. Perfect for fans of Skulduggery Pleasant and Who Let the Gods Out.

Welcome to the Embassy of the Dead. Leave your life at the door. (Thanks.) Jake may have already outrun and outwitted a grim reaper - saving his own life, as well as the soul of an innocent ghost - but his spooky adventure has only just begun . . . In return for helping ghost, Stiffkey, resolve his unfinished business and travel to the Afterworld, Jake has now been awarded an official position working for the Embassy of the Dead, protecting ghosts in need. He didn't ask for it and, to be honest, he doesn't necessarily want it, but saying 'no' to the Embassy isn't an option. Now Jake must journey even deeper into the mysterious world of ghosts where, on a rowdy night undercover at the Hangman's Social Club, he overhears a plot to destroy the very fabric between the world of the living and the dead. With his ghostly gang at his side - hockey stick-wielding Cora and Zorro the fox - Jake must do the impossible. He has to be a hero. Again. His life - and ultimately his death - depends on it.

Embassy of the Dead: Hangman's Crossing Press Reviews

A uniquely wild and witty ride. If Lewis Carroll were writing for Monty Python, I imagine it might look something like this - Christopher Healy, author of the Hero's Guide series

Praise for MABEL JONES: Delightfully nasty, bonkers piratical fun. I laughed out loud! - Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike

I've just finished Embassy of The Dead and it's amazing. Like an early Neil Gaiman. I can't wait to recommend it to all our young readers. It's fantastic - Fayth, Librarian

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ISBN: 9781510104570
Publication date: 27/06/2019
Publisher: Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781510104570
Publication date: 27th June 2019
Author: Will Mabbitt
Publisher: Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: Reviewed by Children

About Will Mabbitt

Will Mabbitt has an overactive imagination. It used to get him in trouble but now it's his job. His first book, The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. He's achieved little of else note, preferring to spend his time loitering in graveyards. He can also be found wandering the streets of Brighton in a daze. He is probably having an idea. He lives with his family, in Lewes, on the south coast of England.

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