The Crowfield Demon by Pat WalshThe Crowfield Demon by Pat Walsh

The Crowfield Demon

byPat Walsh

Hardcover | February 1, 2012

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The chilling sequel to the critically acclaimed The Crowfield Curse

In The Crowfield Curse, young monks' apprentice Will discovered he was gifted with "The Sight": able to see beyond the mortal world into the realms of Magic. Protected by the powerful fay Shadlok-and accompanied by the wry, wary hobgoblin nicknamed Brother Walter-Will faced down the sheer force of evil.

But now the Crowfield monastery has begun to crumble. As Will slaves to salvage the wreckage of the chapel, he discovers something truly terrifying: a haunted relic buried beneath the rubble. Free at last, a hideous demon from a pagan past is about to unleash hell on holy ground!

PAT WALSH is a trained archaeologist as well as an amateur historian, inspired by the rich mythology of Britain. Born in a haunted house in Kent, she now lives in Bedfordshire, England, with her husband and children. The Crowfield Demon is the sequel to The Crowfield Curse, her debut novel.
Title:The Crowfield DemonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.54 × 5.81 × 1.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054531769X

ISBN - 13:9780545317696

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Read from the Book

From The Crowfield DemonWill opened his mouth to answer when he noticed a dark patch on the path, just a few paces away. He turned to look more closely and was disturbed to see that it was blood, mixed with small clumps of reddish fur. He crouched down beside it and picked up a tuft.It was the same shade of red as the hob's fur.Fear squeezed Will's breath from his body until he realized that it was a shade or so paler and not as coarse. Fox fur. He glanced back down at the blood. There was a great deal of it, yet there was no sign of the injured animal and no trail of blood to show where it had gone.Will noticed something else on the bloodstained ground: a bundle of oak twigs, tied with a length of wool. A cold chill of foreboding crept over him. He looked up and saw that the boy was staring at the abbey with a strange expression on his face....

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Crowfield CurseA 2011 USBBY Outstanding International BookNew York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and SharingA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year*"Walsh describes the environment with calm sensory detail, giving readers a palpably damp, frigid winter. Understatedly tender and mystical yet solid." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review*"Suspenseful and spooky. With fascinating attention to detail and an edgy battle between evil and good, Walsh sweeps readers almost effortlessly into another time and place. By the close of the novel, readers are hoping for more." - School Library Journal, starred review"Walsh writes with a sure and steady hand... The growing tension will compel young readers toward the climactic battle in the woods and its terrifying conclusion." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"Dotted with evil curses, dead angels, and dark places. Walsh expertly mixes the fantastical with the humdrum necessities of medieval life." - Booklist