Embassy of the Dead (#1)

Author(s): Will Mabbitt

Middle Fiction

The first book in a spookily funny new series, where the living meets the dead and survival is a race against time. Perfect for fans of Skulduggery Pleasant and Who Let the Gods Out.

Welcome to the Embassy of the Dead. Leave your life at the door. (Thanks.)

When Jake opens a strange box containing a severed finger, he accidentally summons a grim reaper to drag him to the Eternal Void (yep, it's as fatal as it sounds) and now he's running for his life! But luckily Jake isn't alone - he can see and speak to ghosts.

Jake and his deadly gang (well dead, at least) - Stiffkey the undertaker, hockey stick-wielding, Cora, and Zorro the ghost fox - have one mission: find the Embassy of the Dead and seek protection. But the Embassy has troubles of its own and may not be the safe haven Jake is hoping for . . .

Jake Green is alive. Very definitely alive. But possibly not for long...

If a sinister man dressed all in black appeared in a dark alleyway and handed you a strange package before disappearing, would you open it? Of course you would! And so does Jake. Now he's on the run from a grim reaper and a pack of bonewulf - creatures made from the corpses of small animals, racing across the country in his dad's campervan with Stiffkey the spectral undertaker, Cora the potential-poltergeist schoolgirl, and Zorro the ghost fox. Will they find a loophole in the Embassy of the Dead's rules or will they all be sucked into the Eternal Void?

An exciting, pacy, funny and very spooky adventure from the author of one my favourite series - The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones. Will Mabbitt creates great characters and particularly believable kids; Jake is dealing with the separation of his parents and Mabbitt reminds the reader of this at just the right moments. Ideal for 8+ or anyone who loves a hilarious yet gruesome read.

- Lucy


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Will Mabbitt writes. He writes in libraries, in cafes, on the toilet, and sometimes, when his laptop runs out of power he writes in his head. Before he got paid to do this he worked in London and spent a lot of time stuck on the train - which is where he wrote his first book, The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones.

General Fields

  • : 9781510104556
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Orion Children's Books
  • : April 2018
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  • : 823.92
  • : 272
  • : Will Mabbitt
  • : Paperback
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  • : Chris Mould