'My friends and I have braved the horrors of the Shadow Chamber - its secret traps and snares. We have crawled through sewers to escape an inhuman killer. We have fought creatures of animated clay and feared for our lives in the hidden cellarage of the Emperor's Theatre. I have seen the poor souls whose brains have been replaced by mechanisms of clockwork. I have witnessed how they are entirely under the influence of an ancient curse. And now I have heard that the man I suspect to be our enemy is to perform his stage act at the Palace, by Royal Command.' Would he dare? Can he be so bold? Is the next victim of this grisly process intended to be the Queen Empress herself?Praise for previous books about Eddie, Liz, George and Sir William includes:'A rollicking ghoulish horror story . children will love it.' - Daily Mail '(It) goes from strength to ghoulish strength, a rollicking historical yarn.' - Daily Telegraph, UK'A spine-tingling read - I loved it.' - Julia Golding 'A real page turner . once you've finished it you'll want another book just as exciting.' CBBC Newsround
Justin Richards has written over twenty novels as well as non-fiction books. He has also written audio scripts, a television and stage play, edited anthologies of short stories, been a technical writer, and founded and edited a media journal. He is best known for his series of children's books The Invisible Detective, and as Creative Director of the BBC's highly-successful range of Doctor Who books. Justin lives in Warwick with his wife and two children, and a lovely view of the castle.