Evacuated from London at the outbreak of war, Rosie is taken by kind Mrs Taylor and her daughter Mary. But all is not as it seems. Mary resents and bullies Rosie, and Mrs Taylor is hiding a dark secret.
Edgar can´t resist the strange and twisted stories his Uncle Montague tells when he goes to visit him in his creaky old house.
Tales of gruesome curses and unquiet ghosts trip off his tongue. He seems to have an endless supply.
When Soraya´s younger brother Farhad runs off into the freezing night, Soraya and her friend, Austin, are in a race against time to find him.
High above the streets, Farhad´s guilt closes in.
He doesn´t want to be found.
I´ve never been shot before. But I can´t pass out, not now. Then I´ll be dead for sure...
Dan is on the run - hiding from a ruthless Nought gang who want him dead.
It´s one of those nights - when, if my hatred were fuel, I would light a match and watch the whole world burn...
Eva just wants to be left alone. But when a badly wounded Dan crosses her path...
It is midnight in Crackledawn. Everyone is waiting for the phoenix to rise up from the forests of Everydark and renew the magic of the Unmapped Kingdoms.
But there is no sign of the phoenix tonight. Something else emerges from Everydark instead: a harpy bent on stealing the Unmapped magic for itself.
Enter the terrifying world of the supernatural and meet a ghostly Victorian child with disturbing powers, two children with a gruesome plan, a boy who suddenly realizes that he is a ghost, and even a bizarre ghost puppy.
Could there be buried treasure in the school grounds?
Why have all the teachers been replaced by pirates?
What is that no-good nose-hair Kenningworth up to?
And who is that strange new boy called...um...Newboy?
Can Mildew and Sponge save the day (and their school)?