Two young people set out on a dangerous quest which takes them from their English countryside to a strange desert world.
John Gordon (born 1925) is an English writer of adolescent supernatural fiction. He is the author of fifteen fantasy novels (including The Giant Under the Snow), four short story collections, over fifty short stories and a teenage memoir.
Most of John Gordon's novels are in the supernatural fantasy and horror genres and feature teenagers in the central roles. The adventures are often set in The Fens, an environment John found mysterious and inspirational in his own adolescence, and contain elements East Anglian folklore (such as the doom dog – Black Shuck). His work has been compared to that of the acclaimed ghost novelist M.R. James. Indeed The House on the Brink (1970) is regarded by admirers as one of the ... (more)