Darkside

Darkside

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by Tom Becker
     
 

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Imagine a place just beyond nightmare - a secret city where horrors haunt the streets. Take the wrong alley, turn the wrong corner, and you'll find that place: Darkside. It's wickedly dangerous and excitingly strange - and it could be the last place Jonathan ever sees... Set in a terrifying netherworld of creaking asylums, oil-lamps, dingy alleys and Jack the… See more details below

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Imagine a place just beyond nightmare - a secret city where horrors haunt the streets. Take the wrong alley, turn the wrong corner, and you'll find that place: Darkside. It's wickedly dangerous and excitingly strange - and it could be the last place Jonathan ever sees... Set in a terrifying netherworld of creaking asylums, oil-lamps, dingy alleys and Jack the Ripper's descendants, this first book in a chilling Gothic series of monsters and mayhem will hold you mesmerised.

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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:
9781407132228
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/05/2012
Series:
Darkside
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
359,900
File size:
2 MB

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