The second deliciously chilling collection of 'Tales of Terror': Edgar Allan Poe meets Roald Dahl's 'Tales of the Unexpected'.
At the Old Inn, which clings precariously to a cliff top above a storm-lashed ocean, two sick children are left alone while their father fetches the doctor. Then a visitor comes begging for shelter, and so begins a long night of story-telling, in which young Ethan and Cathy, who have an unnatural appetite for stories of a macabre persuasion, sit out the last throes of the storm in the company of a sailor with more than enough grisly tales to satisfy them.
But something about this sailor puts Ethan on edge, and he becomes increasingly agitated for his father's return. Only when the storm blows itself out can Ethan relax - but not for long, for the new dawn opens the children's eyes to a truth more shocking, more distressing than anything they heard the night before.
About Chris Priestley
Chris Priestley lives in Cambridge. He is the author of The White Rider, Redwulf's Curse and Death and the Arrow, all published by Corgi. This is Chris's second book for Bloomsbury, and follows his first thrilling collection of spine-chilling stories, Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror.
David Roberts was born in Liverpool and started working as a fashion illustrator in Hong Kong in 1993, but already had dreams of illustrating children's books after sharing a house with two other illustrators in Manchester. His talent was quickly spotted and since then David has worked with authors such as Philip Ardagh and Georgia Byng. He created the award-winning Dirty Bertie character.
Tales of Terror from the Black Ship
Allen & Unwin
Author: Chris Priestley