Ministry of Pandemonium, Paperback
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


When Ben Harvester meets the mysterious Mr October in Highgate Cemetery, nothing could have prepared him for the strange and dramatic turn his life is about to take.

Soon Mr October is leading him towards his true calling - his work at the Ministry of Pandemonium, helping to guide the dead to the afterlife.

But Ben quickly discovers that there are terrifying forces keen to thwart the work of the Ministry and lead the newly-dead astray. And when Ben's mum suddenly becomes seriously ill, he questions whether he can continue with the important job he has been given.

This spine-tingling, magical book is an exciting return for author Chris Westwood and a thrilling read from start to finish.

Follow all Ben Harvester and Mr October's adventures at


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Horror & ghost
  • ISBN: 9781847801906


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I think that the plot was intriguing when I read the synopsis and it did not disappoint. For a children's book, I found this compelling and found it difficult to put down. I found the monsters frightening enough to make me want to read on and see what happened.<br/><br/> The characters were my favourite part of this book. The protagonist was interesting and had enough back story to make him a well-rounded character that is impressive for a children's book character. Mr October was a highly mysterious character who I was unsure about throughout which made the book even more exciting.<br/><br/> The writing style is basic because it is a children's book but it is still compelling and I really liked this book.<br/><br/> Overall I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars and although it is a children's book, it may be suitable for teenage readers too and I would definitely recommend it.

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