When Paul arrives in 17th century London, he expects to be thrown into a life or death struggle for the three gates that imprison the ancient King Lud. But the battle doesn't come. Instead, Paul roams alone, learning how to survive in a city where all the talk is of the savage civil war that rages beyond its ramparts.
Somewhere underground, Lud is waiting in his crypt, preparing to rise again. War, fear and want are his tools. But Paul too has his own weapons and is gaining strength and losing inhibitions about using it.
Meanwhile, beyond the city, innocent women are being killed for it is so easy to claim that they are witches. One woman - whether innocent or guilty - possesses the only power available that can help Paul in his quest.
About the Author
Alan Gibbons is a full-time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major book festivals: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield and Salford. Alan is also a key contributor at the QCA/National Literary Strategy 'Writing Together' conferences. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children. Previous Books: Hell's Underground 4 Witch Breed, Scared to Death, Total Football: Twin Strikers, Total Football: Divided We Fall, Total Football: Final Countdown, Total Football: Injury Time.
I feel very confident in proclaiming that in my opinion this is the best YA horror series around today... If you love horror and haven't yet discovered this series then you must make it a priority - you will not be disappointed. THE BOOK ZONE (FOR BOYS) This is a complex but very pacy historical romp... the adventure never stops... HACKWRITERS
Series: Hell's Underground Ser.
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7+
Number Of Pages: 311
Published: 9th September 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.1 x 11.9 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.274
Edition Number: 1