Just a walk in the countryside. What could possibly go wrong...
Sam Jones's grandmother is training him to be one of the Cunning Folk, like her. And exams are looming.
But Sam's mother has holiday plans and drags him off to a remote cottage in the middle of nowhere for come contry air. NO mobile phone, nettle soup and long walks are the rule. One such walk takes them to Ragman's Hollow, a place the locals avoid with good reason.
It's a place where animals and people go missing, never to be found.
But that's just superstitious nonsense, according to Sam's mother. But soon she finds there is no smoke without fire and Sam finds himself up against an old, very spiteful, and very tricky enemy.
He's going to need every ounce of his cunning to stop the Ragman. But can he do it alone?
The Curse of Ragman's Hollow is the third spooky tale about a young boy and his Cunning family, full of adventure, warmth, mystery and humour. If you like Niel Gaiman's Coraline and all of Roald Dahl, you'll LOVE the Merrweathers Mysteries.
You want to know? Really?
Okay, okay, here’s the bio. Rhys A Jones preferred.
Rhys A Jones was born in 1955 and grew up in a mining village in South Wales with his nose in a book and his head in the clouds. He managed to subdue his imagination long enough to carve out a career in medicine, writing whenever the chance arose.
In 1994, writing as Dylan Jones, he published his first scary book for adults, a thriller, which was subsequently made into a two-part film by the BBC. Other scary books followed.
A growing desire to move away from adult thrillers and write for children is what currently preoccupies him. The Obsidian Pebble is the first in a quintet featuring eleven-year-old Oz Chambers whose ... (more)