15 Sep The Dead World of Lanthorne Ghules
The Dead World of Lanthorne Ghules
Published in 2019
• Pushkin Press
The strange and creepy world of Lanthorne Ghules makes for a horribly entertaining read.
What starts as a little sibling rivalry escalates to a life-or-death threat to a little sister. 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?
Gerald was born quite a long time ago before even calculators and the Internet were invented and country children like himself had only an apple core and a piece of string to amuse themselves with. One day he ran away from his little village and went to Cambridge where he studied English and then became a teacher – probably a good thing. He taught English in Greece for some years which was definitely a good thing as he acquired a taste for spinach pies and retsina and got to see a lot of interesting ruins.