The Dead World of Lanthorne Ghules
Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (US) from 4 - 7
JUVENILE FICTION / Horror
Sep 15, 2020
5.09 x 7.79 x 0.73 in | 0.52 lb
Pushkin Children's Books
- Author Bio
What starts as a little sibling rivalry escalates to a life-or-death threat. Can Edwin save his baby sister from the terrible dangers of the Dead World?
Edwin really doesn’t want to be a big brother. Forced to move house, start a new school and make way for this unwelcome interloper in his parents’ affections, he feels like everything is chaos. But things might not be as bad as he fears, as Edwin makes an unusual pen-pal, Lanthorne, who introduces him to a strange world filled with dark secrets and thrilling adventures.
This excitement seems safe until those secrets and adventures start to intrude on Edwin’s life and, more worryingly, on the life of his baby sister. Can Edwin and Lanthorne work together to save Mandoline from the evil Aunt Necra? And can they figure out why Lanthorne’s family is so divided, and what the terrible secret is that so many people seem to know all about but refuse to share with Edwin?
A wonderful adventure story with a vivid and occasionally shocking sense of the macabre, perfect for fans of Chris Priestley’s Tales of Terror
A fabulously imagined world that will simultaneously delight and chill young readers who enjoy exploring worlds in which everything is not as it first seems
Debut author Gerald Killingworth used to be a teacher, and he knows well how humour spiced with the perfect amount of fear can encourage young readers
Publicity: Widespread US publicity outreach including dedicated US mailing
DRC to be made available via NetGalley and Edelweiss
Additional social media publicity TBC
• “Wry, grisly and pleasingly grotesque”—Guardian
• “The strange and creepy world of Lanthorne Ghules makes for a horribly entertaining read” Chris Priestley