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Prosper Redding: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781786540683

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

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.

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

Alastor 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?


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
Demons, witches, hobgoblins and a boy possessed by an unruly, vengeful demon make up the cast of this funny, twisty tale. Beleaguered oddball Prosper attempts to defy his tormentor Alastor, who is determined to destroy the family that betrayed him.
S Magazine
Darkly delicious... Bracken's cast is drawn in loving detail, and her twisty plot will keep readers guessing
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Bracken delivers a funny, thrilling, and unexpected tale
Robert Beatty, No.1 New York Times bestselling author of the Serafina series
I loved The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken! What a great, rich story, with layers of history, detail, and magical characters, written with incredible imagination, timing, and excitement... Readers have a lot to get their teeth into!
Armadillo magazine
Imaginative, exhilarating and outstandingly funny, Alexandra Bracken's newest work is devious and delightful
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