Dark Peak, published July 2021 by OUP.
Selected as Sunday Times Book of the Week by Alex O’Connell:
“Fabulously spooky… so thrilling even the most reluctant readers might find it hard to put down. I certainly couldn’t… Marcus Sedgwick can be relied on for gripping stories that wear his deep-thinking lightly.”
“Reading this wonderful piece of children’s literature on a sunny autumn day, I experienced a genuine thrill of menace.” – Philip Womack, Literary Review
“There is huge depth here in a perfectly tiny form.” – Ben Harris
Cover art by Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor.
We all went in together – not everyone made it out…
One long, hot summer, two children disappear on a school trip to the mysterious natural rock formation known as Lud’s Church, hidden deep in a forest in the Dark Peak.
Things really only becomes strange when one of the missing pair is found – Porter Fox is worried that no one is even looking for the other anymore. Why does no one seem to care that Stephen is missing? What happened in Lud’s Church? And why does Porter get the feeling that supernatural forces from deep in the past are at play?