'There can be no peace.
The Nimius curse will be roused.
The cliffs will crumble and fall into the waves.
The sea shall devour.
Your time is over.'
Something is brewing in the coastal town of Whitby. To best friends Lil and Verne, it just seems like a particularly bad storm. But Cherry Cerise, the last of the town's guardian witches, fears that ancient forces are at work, reviving the curse of a long lost magical artefact and a feud that has survived even beyond death...
The first in a new magical adventure series.
"This is the first in a new series by Robin Jarvis, a big broomstick in the world of fantasy literature."
"All of Jarvis's trademarks are here - wacky inventions, a long forgotten curse fulfilled and bizarre creatures...intelligent nine to 14-year-olds will rise to the occasion and be delighted to discover that Whitby is far from safe from Mister Dark."
|"Be warned - this is not a book for the faint-hearted, there are some gruesome and grisly moments. Older readers who are prepared to be thrilled and chilled will be swept away by this wonderfully wierd adventure."
The Week Junior Magazine
|"...huge industry excitement greeted news of this book and fans of the original will find much to love...new heroes, a gruesome villian and brilliantly magical adventures...you must all read it!"
|"Robin Jarvis is a consumate exponent of the art of fantasy writing. The characters really come alive and you build a connection to them and what they are going through in this fast paced, exciting and at times very dark tale of magic and murder...This is a story that will be loved by those who already know and love Robin Jarvis's work but it will also bring him a new audience, little do they know about the wonders that await them as they discover his other works."
Books for Keeps
|"Robin Jarvis is back with a mighty bang and a fantastic new series...It will have you running up the 199 steps so fast that your feet won't touch the ground. You will be wrapped in a fantasy cocoon of magic, mayhem and horror...It's fantasy writing at its best. I loved every minute of this book which makes it one of my favourite reads of the year. Check out the fantastic cover which has been illustrated by Nicholas Delort."
Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books
Published by Egmont Publishing.
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