Dancing Jax by Robin JarvisDancing Jax by Robin Jarvis

Dancing Jax

byRobin Jarvis

Paperback | April 2, 2012

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At the end of a track, on the outskirts of an ordinary coastal town, lies a dilapidated house. Once, a group of amateur ghost hunters spent the night there. Two of them don't like to speak about the experience. The third can't speak about it. He went into the basement, you see, and afterwards he screamed so hard and so long he tore his vocal cords.

Now, a group of teenagers have decided to hang out in the old haunted house. Dismissing the fears of the others, their leader Jezza goes down into the basement... and comes back up with a children's book, full of strange and colourful tales of a playing-card world, a fairytale world, full of Jacks, Queens and Kings, unicorns and wolves.

But the book is no fairytale. Written by Austerly Fellows, a mysterious turn-of-the-century occultist, it just might be the gateway to something terrifying...and awfully final. As the children and teenagers of the town are swept up by its terrible power, swept into its seductive world, something has begun that could usher in hell on earth. Soon, the only people standing in its way are a young boy with a sci-fi obsession, and his dad - an unassuming maths teacher called Martin...

Robin Jarvis was born in Liverpool, England on May 8, 1963. He studied graphic design at Newcastle Polytechnic. After college, he worked in the television and advertising industries as a model-maker. He started writing in 1988. He writes numerous series including The Deptford Mice, Deptford Histories, Whitby, Tales from the Wyrd Museum...
Title:Dancing JaxFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:576 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1.34 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.25 × 1.34 inPublished:April 2, 2012Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0007453418

ISBN - 13:9780007453412


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dark Fantasy This is definitely a dark fantasy. Almost borderline horror! It has a great and unique concept to it. An original story. This first part of the trilogy is very very slow. It's hard to get into at first. But it's worth it to keep reading on as the story unfolds, you really start to understand what is going on. And you become invested in the main characters and see how they handle and try to stop all the chaos. I'm excited to finish this book and move onto the next one! The books have absolutely beautiful covers!
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Beautiful cover, which is what drew me into this book. The story and concept is original and creative. A dark fantasy, just the kind of books I like! It's slow to get into, but it definitely is worth to keep reading as the story unfolds.
Date published: 2017-04-22