This is a chilling mystery reaching from the present into the plague-ridden past.
A school trip turns into a nightmare when Kim and Wes leave the plague-village of Eyam with more than they bargained for, and a stolen artifact wreaks revenge.
Historical facts blend with ghosts and ancient curses in the latest offering from acclaimed thriller-writer Malcolm Rose.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/10/2006
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9780746070642
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Review by CaroTheLibrarian
PLUS - * Explanations about the village of Eyam and the story of the Plague there are really detailed and well told. * The descriptions of the plague symptoms are great - kids will love the gory side of this story.* It's not just another historical fiction retelling. What would happen if the plague resurfaced now? * There are some interesting underlying themes about honesty and friendship.MINUS - * There's a twist at the end that I wasn't sure I really liked. It links to a more minor part of the plot which I'd forgotten about so it took me a while to work out what was going on.OVERALL - * A good read, which would suit readers aged 9 and over. The two parts of the plot set in the past and present would appeal even to those who don't like 'straight' historical fiction.