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    • ISBN:9781510104556
    • Publication date:14 Jun 2018
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Embassy of the Dead

Book 1

By Will Mabbitt

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

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 . . .

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  • ISBN: 9781510104563
  • Publication date: 14 Jun 2018
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  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
I've just finished Embassy of The Dead and it's amazing. Like an early Neil Gaiman. I can't wait to recommend it to all our young readers. It's fantastic — Fayth, Librarian
Anarchic black humour . . . beautifully balancing gore and gentleness, creepiness and cackle-out-loud gags, it's a splendid start to a ghoulish new series — Guardian
Praise for MABEL JONES: Delightfully nasty, bonkers piratical fun. I laughed out loud! — Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike
A uniquely wild and witty ride. If Lewis Carroll were writing for Monty Python, I imagine it might look something like this — Christopher Healy, author of the Hero's Guide series
Huge fun with perfect pictures from Chris Mould. — EVENT
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