Just a walk in the countryside. What could possibly go wrong
Sam Jones’s grandmother is training him to be one of the Cunning Folk, like her, and exams are looming.
But Sam’s mother has holiday plans and drags him off to a remote cottage in the middle of nowhere for some country air. No mobile phone, nettle soup and long walks are the rule. One such walk takes them to Ragman’s Hollow, a place the locals avoid with good reason.
It’s a place where people and animals go missing, never to be found.
That’s just superstitious nonsense, according to Sam’s mother. But there is no smoke without fire and Sam soon finds himself up against an old, very spiteful, and very tricky enemy.
He’s going to need every ounce of his cunning to stop the Ragman. But can he do it alone?
Review The Curse of Ragman’s Hollow by Fany Van Hemelen:
What a great story. It has adventure, humor and lovely characters. It is a thrill but not to scary so it is for a great public. The adventure is exciting and in the book are family, destiny and friendship important themes.
I really liked the way of writing and the mystery in this novel. As an adult I loved this kids story. Can Sam win from his enemy at Ragman’s Hollow and more important is he ready for the fight? Will his secret be unfold to his parents, who now don’t know their son is special.
The powers of the key players are fascinating and the story is easy to read with intriguing chapters.
If you love paranormal things and a good story filled with fantasy then this book is for you.
Rhys A Jones was born in 1955 and grew up in a mining village in South Wales with his nose in a book and his head in the clouds. He managed to subdue his imagination long enough to carve out a career in medicine, writing whenever the chance arose.
The Merryweathers mysteries feature a boy and his more-than-meets-the-eye Granny Merryweather. The Curse of Wihtlea Barrows (previously the Dreables) and The Curse of Borage Doone have just been released as paperbacks with new covers and a new publisher (Wyrmwood). The third in the series entitled The Curse of Ragman’s Hollow is now available at last
Rhys is currently writing The Artefact Quintet featuring eleven-year-old Oz Chambers whose family inherits a ‘haunted’ house. His mother wants to leave, but Oz wants to unlock the house’s mysteries and uncovers a secret that will change his life forever.
Rhys also writes for adults as DC Farmer and Dylan Young
He has three grownup children who have emerged remarkably unscathed into adulthood. When not writing, he practices medicine and lives in darkest West Wales with his understanding (very) wife and dog.
Oh, and the Rhys is pronounced Reece–as in the actor Rhys Ifans of Mr Lovegood (Harry Potter) and The Lizard (The Amazing Spiderman) fame. Or perhaps it’s easier if you just think of Reece Witherspoon, though she is a lady.
Rhys /ˈriːs/ is
a Welsh given name (usually male), famous in Welsh history a surname of Welsh origin that means “Dragon“, “fervour”, “passion”, “ultimate strength”, “king” or “zeal”
It was also my dad’s name! The name is also anglicised as Rice, Rees, Reese and Reece
Titel: The Curse of Ragman’s Hollow | Auteur: Rhys A Jones | Uitgeverij: | Categorie: Kids | Uitvoering: paperback of E-book | pagina’s | ISBN13: | Verkrijgbaar sinds:|Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 29-5-2019 | Prijs: $8.99 | Bestellen