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What are Ralph and his gang always doing in the churchyard? Guy just has to find out, although it's obvious they're up to no good. He soon discovers that he and his backward younger brother, Simon, are being drawn into a nightmarish situation that's quickly getting out of control. But where is Guy going to find the courage to stand up against Ralph and his gang - and the fWhat are Ralph and his gang always doing in the churchyard? Guy just has to find out, although it's obvious they're up to no good. He soon discovers that he and his backward younger brother, Simon, are being drawn into a nightmarish situation that's quickly getting out of control. But where is Guy going to find the courage to stand up against Ralph and his gang - and the forces of the supernatural they've already summoned?...

Title : The Silk and the Skin
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ISBN : 9780233968162
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Silk and the Skin Reviews

  • Emily
    2019-02-02 07:07

    This book was well-written and gripping, but it's too creepy and uncomfortable for me to ever want to reread it, so three stars, albeit a high three. The depiction of Simon, the main character's special needs little brother, was utterly believable. Although the book says his issues arose from a difficult birth, he reads very much like a child with autism, so realistically one wonders if he was based on someone the author knew. I longed to protect Simon; when his brother, Guy, finds himself involved with a tough gang of bullying boys who want to use Simon to help perform an act of necromancy, somehow one just knows things aren't going to go well. Rodie Sudbery wrote several books, but this seems to be only one of two that were published in the US. Fans of the other one, the ghost story A Sound of Crying, might find this one with its supernatural element more to their taste than A Sound of Crying's actual sequel, Cowls, which is rather jarringly realistic.

  • Richie Brown
    2019-01-28 15:08

    I first read this book aged 12 and absolutely loved the magic and excitement contained within. Now, 26 years later, it remains a page turner.There is a good moral at the heart of the story - you should never sell your friends short just to impress the cool kids. Especially when the coolest kids turn out to be cowards in the end.And all it took was the vindictive, controlling familiar of long-dead necromancer Tristram Bendelow to show them the way.Still a good read for kids, but many may be frightened. Not by Bendelow's bloodthirsty bat but the realisation that, as recently as 30-40 years ago, kids were systematically belted by their fathers when they misbehaved!