Title: The Sword of the Spirit
Author: Rob Keeley
Genre: Horror, ghost, children’s fiction
Publisher: Matador/Troubador Publishing
Pages: 128 pages
Publication Date: April 2016/28th July 2016
My Rating: 5/5
This book is the third instalment of the ‘Spirits’ series featuring favourite characters from the series and some brilliant new characters too! The story really progresses what we know about the ‘Spirit’ world and is a fantastic addition to the series. Here is my review:
Ellie, her mother and brother Charlie have moved into another Journeyback building, this time they have moved into the medieval Hoiliey Castle. Archeologists are frantically searching the building and grounds to locate the fabled Sword of St Merrell. Life is never simple for Ellie and when a horseback knight (Sir Francis) from the past appears, life’s only going to get more interesting. With ghostly apparitions, time travel and plenty of spirits, this book is sure to intrigue and excite readers. There’s one thing for sure, there is always a price to pay when you meddle with time…
The series has just become even better and thrilling to read! The story is told with its usual good pace, action, supernatural elements and mystery. I really enjoyed the character development in this story with Ellie being forced to think about the consequences of her actions for the first time in the series. Familiar characters are brilliant in this series with quite a few familiar faces reappearing although Edward does take a bit of a back seat in this book compared to the others. I really enjoyed the new characters, in particular Tina and Sir Francis add a lot of humour to the story. The language used is excellent at creating imagery and suitably stretching children’s vocabulary. This really set an excellent precedent for the next book in the series and personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!
Highly recommend this for children aged around 7/8+. Superb addition to the series – 5/5 stars!
If you would like to pre-order this book, please do so from your local booksellers. However, if you would like an online alternative, you can do so here: Amazon UK or Waterstones. These are only a few ideas of places you can get the book from, so please don’t restrict yourself to merely these!
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