The Crowfield Demon
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545317696 Hardcover
368 Pages | 5.81" x 8.54" | Ages 8 to 12
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!
Raves & reviews:
A 2011 USBBY Outstanding International Book
New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
A 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