- Also check our best rated Children’s Book reviews
Tales of Terror from the Black Ship Paperback – 5 Oct 2009
|New from||Used from|
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
`There are few youth fiction writers who drive you so far to the edge of your seat as Priestley'
About the Author
Chris Priestley is the author of the spine-tingling Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror. His other books include New World, The White Rider, Redwulf's Curse and Death and The Arrow. Chris is also an illustrator, painter and cartoonist. He lives in Cambridge. David Roberts is an award-winning illustrator who has worked with a great many brilliant authors, including Philip Ardagh and Georgia Byng. He is the creator of the Dirty Bertie series.
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Ethan and Cathy live in the Old Inn, clinging to a clifftop; their mother dead, their father not dealing with the grief and his life. One night, when they are sick, their father goes for the doctor. A strange visitor calls at the Inn, and as the night is stormy, the children let him in. Thackeray is a sailor and tells the children horrifying tales throughout the night. These tales are part of the story, but also stories within the story. For Thackeray and children are about to find the final horrors.
This is great stuff - spine-chilling, horrifying, brilliantly paced and well thought-out stories, all wrapped up in a beautifully illustrated book. Highly recommended.
The book is essentially a collection of short stories (as I understand are all of the "Tales of Terror" series, though I can't confirm this), bound together by common storyteller and his own story. It's not an original format and can sometimes fall flat simply by virtue as coming across as a forced gimmick. In this case it works well, and adds a nice dimension that isn't present in standard short story collections.
The stories themselves are of the "twist in the tale" variety, and most of them work well. There are a couple of weaker ones where there's no real twist to speak of, or perhaps I should say that the twist is far to evident right from the start - "Pitch" springs to mind here, but mostly I really enjoyed them.
I'll certainly look out some of the other "tales of terror ..." books in the future.
Though supposedly for 'young adults' these tales reward the reader of any age.
Great scene setting and fairly imaginative stories treading well worn paths but done well.
Worth reading for the West country storm scenes if nothing else! But would recommend. Got the teacher tales of terror for when I am between books.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews
Try to get the first editions illustrated by David Roberts...sinister and alluring.Read more