Eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft never expected to enjoy boarding school. He never expected to be confronted by a pack of vengeful ghosts either. And then he meets Ella, a quirky new friend with a taste for adventure...Together, Jon and Ella must work to uncover the secrets of a centuries-old murder, while being haunted by ghosts intent on revenge. So when Jon summons the ghost of the late knight Longspee for his protection, there's just one question - can Longspee really be trusted? A thrilling tale of bravery, friendship - and ghosts!
A gripping, ghostly read. tBk MAGAZINE There's something curiously old-fashioned about this adventure, despite its contemporary setting, but its all of the more appealing because of it... There's betrayal and revenge, friendship and forgiveness and it all romps along at a cracking pace. -- Sally Morris Daily Mail 20121214
Cornelia Funke is the New York Times bestselling author of the Inkheart trilogy and a whole host of popular children's novels and picture books. Born in 1958 in the German town of Dorsten, Cornelia initially worked as an illustrator but soon began writing her own stories. Cornelia lives with her family in LA.