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The Vampire of Highgate

Asa Bailey

2 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 12 years, Fiction, Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Tee, Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

Urban myth or true horror - what is the horrific truth behind one of London's darkest legends Find out in a chilling new vampire saga ...

Gripping, atmospheric and sexy, this is British horror at its best. Kathy Bilic is adopted. Until now, she's had only a vague memory of her real family. But terrifying dreams and visions of her sister Amber are waking her in the night. When Amber starts giving her messages, Kathy gets a sickening sense that her sister is in danger - from a deadly, inhuman source. Kathy hits London to find her sister - but when she arrives at her aunt's house in Highgate, she is actively dissuaded from pursuing the mystery. Undeterred, Kathy's trail leads her through a bloody murder in the British Museum to a charged meeting with the mysterious, hypnoptic Antwain and a final confronation with her sinister father. Before long, Kathy uncovers the full horror of her heritage and her sister's fate at the hands of the Vampire of Highgate.

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Praise for The Vampire of Highgate

  • Gripping and mysterious, the clash of myth and reality is terrifying. - Kiss

  • Recently I had the chance to read this fantasy related book which I found amazing! The plot is so absorbing that you may not notice the time pass by! - Guardian

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Asa Bailey

The first book Asa Bailey ever read was about Vlad the Impaler. He was six years old. Ever since, he has been fascinated by vampire history, the gothic, the bizarre and the fantastic. Asa is a novelist and film-maker who - after living in London and New York -moved to a medieval village high in the Snowdonia Mountain range of North Wales. Today, surrounded by dark mountains, forests and rivers he tells stories that capture the zeitgeist, are sexy and modern with depth and atmosphere.

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