Publication Date: 13/10/2022 ISBN: 9781913101763 Category:


Kenneth Oppel

Publisher: Guppy Publishing Ltd
Publication Date: 13/10/2022 ISBN: 9781913101763 Category:
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Rebecca Strand was just sixteen when she and her father fell to their deaths from the top of the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse in 1839. Just how they fell-or were they pushed?-remains a mystery. And their ghosts haunt the lighthouse to this day …

Gabe tells this story every day when he gives the ghost tour on Toronto Island. He tries to make it scary enough to satisfy the tourists, but he doesn’t actually believe in ghosts – until he finds himself face to face with Rebecca Strand. The true story of her death is far more terrifying than any ghost tale Gabe has told. Rebecca reveals that her father was a member of the Order, a secret society devoted to protecting the world from ‘the wakeful and wicked dead’ – malevolent spirits like Viker, the ghost responsible for their deaths. But the Order has disappeared, and Viker’s ghost is growing ever stronger. Now Gabe and his friends must find a way to stop Viker before they all become lost souls …

A fresh-and very scary-take on the ghost story from Kenneth Oppel.

Publisher Review

With a high-stakes premise, harrowing growing pains and moments as chilling as midnight ocean spray, Oppel plays his readers' nerves like an out-of-tune harp * New York Times * Dark, complex, unsettling. * Daily Mail * A ghost story like no other ... masterful storytelling * Clare Povey, author * Pacey and thrilling, with one of the best opening chapters I have ever read. * Charlotte Eyre, The Bookseller * A spooktacular story that's surprisingly insightful * Kirkus * This book has everything ... action, friendship, innocent first love (boy meets ghost), mystery solving, sense of place and a spine tingling ghost story! * Veronica Price, Vs View from the Bookshelves blog * Super dialogue and suspenseful action. My favourite read of the year. * Angela Ahn *

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