Friday, 16 July 2010

11+: Tales from the Sinister City: The Lunatic's Curse - FE Higgins


Deep within the heart of the Moiraean Mountains lies the town of Opum Oppidulum - home to the freezing Lake Beluarum and it's rumoured monster. An inescapable asylum stands in the centre of the lake, enclosed by the sheer cliffs of Drop Rock island. When Ambrose Grammaticus, famous inventor and master engineer, viciously attacks his own son, Rex, he is hauled to the island and imprisoned. Rex knows his evil stepmother, Acantha, is behind his father's 'madness', but how can he prove it? Only the asylum holds the answers ...This is a savage story of treachery, lunacy, greed, revenge and pure unadulterated wickedness.


FE Higgins is definitely one of my favourite Childrens authors. I’ve just loved what has been done with the world, the characters just leaping from the page and tops it all off with mystery that keeps you hooked to the final page.

Its seriously good fun, with each tale being a standalone that can be easily dipped into by new readers and established fans alike. If you’re searching for something new that will appeal to both genders then you really have to buy this series. You won’t be disappointed especially when you need something for either holiday period and peace and quiet shall ensue.

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