Dancing Jax Paperback
by Robin Jarvis
A brilliant supernatural thriller with a modern twist, and a triumphant return from one of Britain's best-loved writers.
At the end of a track, on the outskirts of an ordinary coastal town, lies a dilapidated house.
Once, a group of amateur ghost hunters spent the night there.
Two of them don't like to speak about the experience.
The third can't speak about it. He went into the basement, you see, and afterwards he screamed so hard and so long he tore his vocal cords.
Now, a group of teenagers have decided to hang out in the old haunted house.
Dismissing the fears of the others, their leader Jezza goes down into the basement...and comes back up with a children's book, full of strange and colourful tales of a playing-card world, a fairytale world, full of Jacks, Queens and Kings, unicorns and wolves.
But the book is no fairytale. Written by Austerly Fellows, a mysterious turn-of-the-century occultist, it just might be the gateway to something terrifying...and awfully final.
As the children and teenagers of the town are swept up by its terrible power, swept into its seductive world, something has begun that could usher in hell on earth. Soon, the only people standing in its way are a young boy with a sci-fi obsession, and his dad - an unassuming maths teacher called Martin...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 576 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 02/02/2012
- Category: Horror & ghost
- ISBN: 9780007453412
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Review by 68papyrus
Dancing Jax pulls you in and doesn't free you until the last page. Martin Baxter a maths teacher and sci fi fanatic is pulled into a real life mystery when most everyone in town is under the spell of a sinister book. When a former pupil of his warns him that the Dancing Jax book is evil he his skeptical until someone close to him is drawn into the madness. This series is a new favorite. Looking forward to the second book in the series. I will also be checking out other books by this talented author.