Christmas Dinner of Souls
‘Tis the season to be terrified! The Nightmare Before Christmas meets A Christmas Carol in this spooky, funny, gruesome festive story!
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It’s a dark and lonely Christmas Eve in the dining room of ancient Soul’s College. The kitchen boy, 11-year-old Lewis, has helped prepare a highly unusual meal, made with unrecognisable ingredients, cooked by a mysterious chef. And then the guests arrive … and carnage ensues. They are ex-students of Soul’s College, and they are all completely demented. They demand bottle after bottle of wine, flinging their cutlery and howling like banshees until … silence. The Dean of Soul’s College has arrived, and the evening’s ceremonies must begin.
For this is the annual meeting of a secret club for those who despise children, warmth, happiness, and above all Christmas. Each member must try to outdo the others by telling the most terrible, disgusting story they know.
A spooky, shocking, bloodthirsty alternative to festive cheer that will appeal to, fascinate and delight young readers.
A gloriously spooky set of stories . . . Starter-horror at its best.
A supremely readable writer. Montgomery is also a natural comic.
Gory and gruesome antidote to Christmas cheer.
Ross Montgomery's language is poetic and striking and some of the imagery settles deep in the bones. But fear not: there is enough humour here to keep things the right side of rousing, and David Litchfield's hilariously creepy illustrations also add to the fun.
A splendidly rancid read. This gleefully grisly departure should appeal to Goosebumps fans.
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