Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Peregrine Harker & The Black Death
By Luke Hollands
Published by Sparkling Books Ltd, June 2013
This is an ideal book for readers aged "tweens" and up; it is filled with mystery, action, adventure, thrills, spills and dire peril - and not too long either, clocking in at 149 pages in the epub format.
Written in the style of a "penny dreadful" and incorporating a satisfying amount of historical detail about the early twentieth century Europe in the process, we meet the brave young detective Peregrine Harker who investigates some mysterious deaths and quickly finds that learning too much about The Brotherhood of the Black Death carries risks and his own life is now in mortal peril........
This book races along at breakneck speed, carrying the reader gasping and breathless to the highly satisfying conclusion. A fun children's book, sure to be popular with the majority of youngsters.