Apr 10, 2012

Dusty Reads #6: Chris Priestley's Tales of Terror 2 & 3!

Dusty Reads is a weekly meme, hosted by Giselle @ Xpresso Reads, featuring a book that has been sitting unread on our home shelf for some time. 
Books don't have to be 'x' years old. If you've had the book for a few months without reading it, it's dusty! ;) 

This time I have a couple of books as my Dusty Reads! They're both part of the same series Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley - book #2 Tales of Terror from the Black Ship & book #3 Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth. These are collections of horror stories for children. I bought the trilogy last year & I read the 1st book Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror last year & loved it & I'm planning to go through the complete trilogy this month for the Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon hosted by Michelle @ Castle Macabre!
When Ethan and Cathy fall ill during a storm, their father must leave them to fetch the doctor. . .but they are not alone for long. A sailor comes begging for shelter. So, the children agree to let him sit out the throes of the storm as they listen to his grisly tales. But something about the man puts Ethan on edge, and he is anxious for the storm to blow over, their father to return and the long night to come to an end.

Storms whistling through the sails, evil pirates pacing the floorboards, and of course, a haunted ship of ghostly beings. All this and more is waiting to give you goose bumps in an atmospheric and thrilling collection of spooky seafaring tales.

The third installment of the spine-tingling trilogy

Robert Harper is going back to school, and it is the first railway journey he has ever made alone. And it is not a very usual sort of railway journey. The train stops at the mouth of a tunnel and in order to help while away the time a strange woman dressed in white tells Robert stories. But these are not the kind of stories normally told to a child. soon Robert is both entranced and terrified by the strange woman and the macabre stories.

Prepare to be chilled to the bone as Robert discovers just how frightening it can be to be alone on a train with only strangers to keep you company.


  1. Wow, those covers are awesome! I'd never heard of these, they look so good I'm going to have to check them out.

    Thanks for stopping by,
    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    My Dusty Reads