We’re really excited to share the new covers for Bloomsbury’s Tales of Terror series with you! These books, written by Chris Priestley and with cover and interior illustrations by David Roberts, look spine-chilling but wonderful. They’re being published in October – perfect Halloween reads!
Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror
Uncle Montague lives alone in a big house and his regular visits from his nephew give him the opportunity to relive some of the most frightening stories he knows.
But as the stories unfold, a newer and more surprising narrative emerges, one that is perhaps the most frightening of all.
Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror, it transpires, are not so much works of imagination as dreadful lurking memories. Memories of an earlier time in which Uncle Montague lived a very different life to his present solitary existence.
Tales of Terror from the Tunnel’s Mouth
A boy is put on a train by his stepmother to make his first journey on his own. But what should be a thrilling ride becomes weirder than anyone could have imagined when the train stalls at the mouth of a tunnel and an elegant woman in white offers to help the boy while away the hours by telling him stories.
But these are stories with a difference – and each is more deliciously chilling than the last …
Who is this mysterious storyteller, and why are her tales so dark and macabre?
Tales of Terror from the Black Ship
At the Old Inn, which clings precariously to a cliff top above a storm-lashed ocean, two sick children are left alone while their father fetches the doctor. Then a visitor comes begging for shelter, and so begins a long night of storytelling, in which young Ethan and Cathy, who have an unnatural appetite for stories of a macabre persuasion, sit out the last throes of the storm in the company of a sailor with more than enough grisly tales to satisfy them.
But something about this sailor puts Ethan on edge, and he becomes increasingly agitated for his father’s return. Only when the storm blows itself out can Ethan relax – but not for long, for the new dawn opens the children’s eyes to a truth more shocking, more distressing than anything they heard the night before.