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First published in 1999, this story for over 12 year olds, tells the story of powerful forces of evil. Michael staggers home after an afternoon alone on the hill, what has happened? Sunstroke? Drugs? Sinister neighbours have already yielded to the enticements of power, and are determined to make Michael one of their own.
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Two brothers, Michael and Stephen MacIntyre, together with their sister Sarah and the local vicar Tom Aubrey, uncover a deadly secret buried near their village. But time is short: can they prevent the awakening of an ancient evil before its powers corrupt them for ever?Review:
"Jonathan Stroud writes like a seasoned veteran with a voice all his own, and tells a cracking story that races to a strong climax" (Daily Telegraph)
"An atmospheric and gripping debut" (The Times)
"An impressive debut" (Observer)
"A well-written, intensely imagined first novel" (Carousel)
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Book Description Corgi Childrens, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110552549339
Book Description Corgi Childrens, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0552549339