The Sign of the Black Dagger
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200 years. One mystery. What is the sign of the black dagger?
One day, Will and Lucy's dad just . . . vanishes. The very next day, a creepy stranger reveals their dad was keeping a BIG secret.
Could the ancient diary they find hidden in the walls of their Royal Mile house hold clues to finding their father?
To rescue him, Will and Lucy must find the sign of the black dagger, and solve a spooky mystery that's over two hundred years old
'This book is a joy to hold as a great deal of care has gone into its production, and even more of a joy to read. Joan Lingard has a stellar reputation and the moment you start reading the door closes and you are in the story... In Joan Lingard's hands this story moves seamlessly between the two periods of history, helped by the part the city of Edinburgh plays in the events. This is a straightforward adventure story but the pattern of events, repeated two centuries apart, is beautifully written. The book has been produced by Kelpies, who ran a competition for the cover. There are lamps at the bottom of each page and decoration for each chapter head -- and there is a map!'
-- Books for Keeps
'This book is quite mysterious, yet adventurous as there is detective work. For me it really felt like I was there watching the action.'
-- Kobe, Currie Community High pupil, Teen Titles
'I think the characters were interesting and I liked the connection between the two time-frames... This book would appeal to readers who like a bit of adventure.'
-- Samuel, Currie Community High pupil, Teen Titles
Illustrator of… Last summer Astrid became the very first winner of our very first Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize, and what a winner she was! …read more >