Novelist and Reviewer:
Author: The Other Book, The Liberators. The Darkening Path Trilogy: The Broken King, vol. 1;
The King's Shadow, vol. 2, and The King's Revenge, vol. 3.
Also The Double Axe, a retelling of the Minotaur story.
My chum Emerald
Fennell’s debut, Shiverton Hall (Bloomsbury, £6.99, 249pp) takes its cue from the lineage of horror
films, with shades of It, as a poor boy from North London receives a strange offer of a
scholarship. He must battle not only with human evil, in the form of snobbery,
but also with the supernatural forces that cluster around his new abode. All in
a day’s work, naturally. A classic setting – an old country house, now a school
– gypsy curses and imaginary friends coming to life provide an atmospheric backdrop
to a blood-chilling story that’s perfect for reading under the covers.