Dark Angels

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A gripping and wonderfully spooky standalone adventure from critically acclaimed author Katherine Langrish.

When Wolf runs away from the monastery where he grew up, he finds himself lost on Devil’s Edge – a hill riddled with old mine shafts, said to be infested with ghosts, boggarts, elves, and perhaps even the Devil himself. Wolf meets a local knight out hunting, who offers him work and shelter in his castle – a place inhabited by a host of unexpected characters – a hearth hob, a ghostly white lady and a mysterious wandering juggler…

Together Wolf and Nest, the knight’s daughter, become embroiled in a mystery which leads Wolf into the very darkest depths of Devil’s Edge…

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“Langrish is a first-rate storyteller who deftly weaves into her tales vivid, well-researched domestic detail, real folklore and emotional intelligence.” Amanda Craig, The Times

Praise for Troll Blood:

“The gripping climax mixes humour, adventure and imagination.” Amanda Craig, The Times

"An exciting and rewarding story, enriched by Langrish's wonderfully effective evocation of contemporary folklore… This is a lovely book. Read it. Read all three!" School Librarian

"I love these books. Katherine Langrish is often compared to Alan Garner. She uses the same blend of history, mythology, fantasy and magic to spin a thumpingly good tale that is both realistic and dream-like… The historical details are awesomely researched." The Book Bag

Praise for Troll Mill:

“Despite the high drama of Troll Mill, it is moments of comedy… which will make children rock with delight and long for the further adventures of Peer.” Amanda Craig, The Times

Praise for Troll Fell:

In Troll Fell Katherine Langrish has unearthed a captivating world. Bleak and captivating. Her style is quirky and hypnotic and her characters are instantly recognizable as someone you know, or someone you wish you didn't. Eoin Colfer

"Troll Fell is a joy… a marvellous, magical adventure…” Amanda Craig, The Times

"The style is enthralling, and the adventure persuasive and gripping. A juicy read for children." Independent on Sunday

"From the opening page… Langrish's power to locate her story in the reader's imagination is reminiscent of Alan Garner." Sunday Telegraph

About the Author:

Katherine Langrish grew up in Yorkshire, studied English at university and has always enjoyed writing and telling stories. Married with two daughters, Katherine lived in France near the edge of the Forest of Fontainebleau, where she ran a storytelling group for children. She has also lived in New York State, near the Finger Lakes, said by Native American legends to be the hand-print of the Great Spirit. Katherine currently lives in Oxfordshire and is enjoying her life as a full-time author.

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