Tales of Terror from the Black Ship - by Chris Priestley, Signed & Illustrated by David Roberts

  • £6.99


Tales of Terror from the Black Ship
Written by Chris Priestley
Signed & Illustrated by David Roberts

'A spine chilling collection of short stories each of which will horrify but also delight readers with its creepy characters and unexpected occurrences . . . the black-and-white illustrations match perfectly and bring to life the gothic creepiness at the heart of each' –  Julia Eccleshare, lovereading4kids

Do you dare to read the Tales of Terror? A stunning and commercial new paperback package for this chilling collection of short stories, illustrated throughout by David Roberts and featuring a gloriously creepy new cover!

At the Old Inn, which clings precariously to a cliff top above a storm-lashed ocean, two sick children are left alone while their father fetches the doctor. Then a visitor comes begging for shelter, and so begins a long night of storytelling, in which young Ethan and Cathy, who have an unnatural appetite for stories of a macabre persuasion, sit out the last throes of the storm in the company of a sailor with more than enough grisly tales to satisfy them.

But something about this sailor puts Ethan on edge, and he becomes increasingly agitated for his father's return. Only when the storm blows itself out can Ethan relax – but not for long, for the new dawn opens the children's eyes to a truth more shocking, more distressing than anything they heard the night before.

Can't get enough spooky stories? Crack open the other thrilling titles in the Tales of Terror series: Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror and Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth!

Chilling tales for 11+

“The note of tension and suspense throughout the stories is brilliantly maintained and their ability to deliver one unexpected twist after another will delight even the most prescient of readers” –  Books for Keeps
“Tales of Terror from the Black Ship is Chris Priestley's second collection of macabre tales and once again he demonstrates that he is the master of the form ... These grisly, gothic tales deserve to be read aloud and are perfect for Halloween” –  The Scotsman
“Priestley is adept at creating a suitably creepy atmosphere, and his lightness of touch as a writer keeps the pages turning long into the night” –  The List
Fiction Hardback Illustrated Mid-Grade Paperback Signed Copy Teen & Young Adult