The Goodman children are spending their first proper holiday with their estranged archaeologist father since their parents divorced - looking forward to seeing what his new house in the country is like. They know it's a crumbling old pub, which he is renovating, but not long after they arrive, they realise their dad bought the pub for a reason, because of what is said to be buried beneath it. Objects move in the knight, strange noises can be heard coming from the cellar, and a creepy looking guy is hanging around the village asking sinister questions about their dad, and the old pub....13 year old Hugh Goodman is intrigued, and digs a little deeper into the mysteries of the house than he should. Before he knows it he and his siblings are caught up in a horrifying secret, and the discovery of an ancient chamber, where lies the restless ghost of a buried templar knight. Will the ghost avenge his own death using innocent children, or can they manage to beat evil forces?
Celia Rees was born and brought up in Solihull in the West Midlands, and now lives in Warwickshire. Before embarking full time on her writing career, she taught English at Secondary school level, and now runs creative writing workshops in between writing books. Celia is most recently recognised for her acclaimed novel, Witch Child and its sequel Sorceress, published by Bloomsbury in 2001 and 2002 respectively, and for Pirates, published in 2005.Hodder re-issued her stand alone horror novel, Soul Taker in 2004.