Darkside: Book 1

Darkside: Book 1

by Tom Becker
     
 

Follow Jonathan Starling on his first bone-chilling adventure on the secret side of London, Darkside, where evil haunts every corner and fear is a constant friend.

Jonathan Starling's home has been attacked, his dad is in an asylum, he's running for his life, and there's nowhere to hide. Jonathan has stumbled upon London's greatest secret: Darkside.

Overview

Follow Jonathan Starling on his first bone-chilling adventure on the secret side of London, Darkside, where evil haunts every corner and fear is a constant friend.

Jonathan Starling's home has been attacked, his dad is in an asylum, he's running for his life, and there's nowhere to hide. Jonathan has stumbled upon London's greatest secret: Darkside. Incredibly dangerous and unimaginably exciting, Darkside is the creepiest place Jonathan has ever seen. It's a world of nightmares and secrets, where vampires and werewolves stalk the streets, where fear and evil rule, and Jonathan has to find a way out. . . .

Join Jonathan on the Darkside for a nail-biting, nonstop adventure!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 5-8

British author Tom Becker has created a nifty horror tale (Orchard, 2008) that will appeal to fans of Darren Shan. Jonathan Starling, 14, knows his way around the streets of London. His father battles periods of mental illness-darkening-and Jonathan is left to fend for himself. When the teen is chased by a sweet-smelling, orange-haired bounty hunter, he unwittingly discovers Darkside, an alternative London where werewolves, faeries, and vampires roam the Victorian streets. He meets Carnegie, a werewolf detective with a heart of gold, and they discover Jonathan is part darkside. Some issues are resolved, but sequels to this novel have already been published in Britain. Narrator Colin Moody paces the story well and gives each character a unique personality. The story is spooky enough to intrigue older listeners but gentle enough for youngsters who prefer their stories with shivers.-Tricia Melgaard, Centennial Middle School, Broken Arrow, OK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545037402
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Series:
Darkside Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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