Inspired by a visit to Salisbury, there is a marvellously vivid sense of place in this wonderful new book from the bestselling author Cornelia Funke.
Beautifully detailed illustrations, terrifying ghosts, a boarding school, brave and fiesty protagonists and a story that rips along, Ghost Knight tells the story of 11-year-old Jon Whitcroft, who is sent away to school when he doesn't get on with his mum's boyfriend. Immediately when he arrives he has visions of violent and vengeful ghosts. His new friend, Ella helps him uncover the secrets of an ancient murder committed by Jon's ancestor and for which the victim is seeking retribution. The only way Jon can stay safe is to summon the ghost of the twelfth century knight Sir William Longspee for protection. But can he be trusted?
The illustrations and large, spacious text suggests this book is suitable for younger readers from about eight years old, but the story is quite dark, scary and violent in places, so it is more likely to appeal to older children.