The Dead Men Stood Together

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In a harbour town long ago, a boy is entranced by his uncle's stories of adventure in lands far away. Ignoring the crazy talk of the harbour pilot's son about the uncle being the Devil, the boy boards a ship with his uncle. But the uncle soon makes enemies of the captain and crew and, in frustration at their superstition, kills an albatross that has befriended the ship. As the ship sails on, madness and death ensue, and the boy and the crew face unimaginable horrors. A superbly gripping and haunting tale for fans...

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The Dead Men Stood Together

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Overview

In a harbour town long ago, a boy is entranced by his uncle's stories of adventure in lands far away. Ignoring the crazy talk of the harbour pilot's son about the uncle being the Devil, the boy boards a ship with his uncle. But the uncle soon makes enemies of the captain and crew and, in frustration at their superstition, kills an albatross that has befriended the ship. As the ship sails on, madness and death ensue, and the boy and the crew face unimaginable horrors. A superbly gripping and haunting tale for fans of all classic horror.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A brilliant counterpoint to Frankenstein, compellingly written. Chris Priestley goes from strength to strength." —Chris Riddell on Mister Creecher

 

"A dark, moving, creepy, funny tale about the making of a famous monster . . . only not the one you think it'll be. Splendid gothic stuff." —Kim Newman, author of Nightmare Movies, on Mister Creecher

 

"A wonderfully nightmarish journey of the imagination—old-fashioned storytelling at its best." —Daily Mail on the Tales of Terror books

 

"The gradual build-up of horror . . . is exquisitely done. My insides were still untangling themselves hours after I had closed the book." —Sunday Telegraph on the Tales of Terror books

 

"Deliciously creepy with lots of twists and turns to keep young readers on edge." —Daily Mail on The Dead of Winter

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408843024
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 6/16/2015
  • Pages: 272
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Chris Priestley lives in Cambridge with his wife and son. His novels are brilliantly original additions to a long tradition of horror stories by authors such as M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe.

Chris wrote one of the World Book Day books for 2011 and has been shortlisted for a variety of prestigious children's book awards.

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