YA HORROR NOVELS
House of the Dead
Newgrange - older than Stonehenge, older than the pyramids - has held its secrets for thousands of years. A place of worship, where ancient man prayed to the gods, Newgrange was also a tomb, a place to bury the dead…and not all the dead were human. And now Patrick Elliot and Claire Holland have unleashed one of the House of the Dead’s most malignant evils.
It began with a practical joke that went wrong. Patrick and Claire are on a school trip to the ancient monument. They set in train a series of events that will threaten not only their own lives but also the very existence of the human race. They have released the creature known as the Great Evil. Now they must defeat it, but what chance have two teenagers against the ancient magic?
Fifteen-year-old Rachel Stone and her family move into historic Seasonstown House. Then the terror begins - fires, intruders who leave no footprints, the frenzied destruction of the library. Who, or what, wants the Stones out? The police suspect terrorists, but is it something far more sinister? When Rachel tries to discover the truth she gets caught up in a wild and dangerous plot. At Hallowe’en, nightmares become reality, when the unimaginable horror of an ancient curse comes to claim the family of Seasonstown House - and all that stands in its way is Rachel and a green-eyed wolf.
‘A compelling story of dread, Scott is a master of the naturally unfolding mystery, and the tension never lets up.’
Orson Scott Card, Fantasy & Science Fiction.
19 Railway Street
One house, two children, one hundred and thirty years between them. In 1776, orphaned but wealthy Sophie Rutledge lives a life of privilege in a fine Georgian house in Dublin, quite unaware that her murder is being plotted.In 1907, Mickser Lawless and his impoverished family occupy the same house, now a tenement. Mick’s father is dying and his family will be thrown into the street to starve.
Then they both see ghosts. Sophie is frightened by the phantom of a tagged, starving boy. Mickser is terrified by the apparition of a beautifully dressed young woman.
This is the tale of a boy and girl who have absolutely nothing in common but a house-and danger. They cannot help themselves but they can help each other, if they are able to overcome their fear. But time is running out. On Christmas Eve-1776 and 1907-events come to a shocking conclusion. Nineteen Railway Street explores the link that connects two different worlds and two remarkable young people on the brink of maturity.
At the heart of every myth they’re is a truth. It begins with the gift of an ancient bone comb Robert gives his girlfriend, Karen. In the days that follow, Karen’s dreams are vivid and strange. She is haunted by images of a red-haired girl who dresses in the costume of a fifteenth-century maid, but who terrifyingly seems to be aware of Karen. Her dreams become darker and wilder until there are times when she finds it hard to distinguish reality from fantasy. Is she dreaming of the red-haired girl . . . or is she seeing into the past?
Robert becomes aware of the changes in Karen. He begins noticing subtle changes in her features, her bone structure, the slant of her eyes, the shape of her teeth. But it is only when he discovers the puncture marks in the crook of his arm that he realises what Karen has become — a vampyre! The vampyre hasn’t yet totally possessed Karen and in a desperate race against time, Robert attempts to banish the creature, but he is pitted against one of the oldest enemies of mankind.