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    • ISBN:9781786540683
    • Publication date:04 Oct 2018

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding

By Alexandra Bracken

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Every family has secrets - but not every family has a secret pact with a demon. Can 13-year-old Prosper escape his family's history, and right a whole lot of wrongs?

Every family has secrets - but not every family has a secret pact with a demon.

Prosper is the only unexceptional Redding in his remarkable family. So, when he discovers that an 800-year-old demon called Alastar is responsible for their luck - and that this demon is currently living inside him - he's more than a little surprised.

Alastar isn't keen to be banished back to the demon realm and will do anything to try and trick his unwilling host into a contract - from nasty insults to wild promises. And even more unnerving, his power over Prosper seems to be growing with each passing night.

Prosper has only days to break the curse - a feat that seems impossible. But with the help of a feisty witch-in-training, maybe he can do it?

A darkly comic tale with thrilling twists and turns that will keep every reader guessing. Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket, Jonathan Stroud and Skulduggery Pleasant.

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  • Publication date: 04 Oct 2018
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Darkly delicious... Bracken's cast is drawn in loving detail, and her twisty plot will keep readers guessing — Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
An infectious, entertaining series starter... thrilling plot twists will keep even the most savvy readers guessing. Clever, occasionally frightening, and always fun, this will hook plenty — Booklist, Starred Review
Bracken delivers a funny, thrilling, and unexpected tale — Robert Beatty, No.1 New York Times bestselling author of the Serafina series
Imaginative, exhilarating and outstandingly funny, Alexandra Bracken's newest work is devious and delightful — Shelf Awareness
Darkly delicious... Bracken's cast is drawn in loving detail, and her twisty plot will keep readers guessing
An infectious, entertaining series starter... thrilling plot twists will keep even the most savvy readers guessing. Clever, occasionally frightening, and always fun, this will hook plenty
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Imaginative, exhilarating and outstandingly funny, Alexandra Bracken's newest work is devious and delightful
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