Battle against evil
Anthony Horowitz is best known for his Alex Rider series of teen hero spy novels, but with Raven's Gate, he has come up with something totally different. Here we have a sinister fantasy that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
Fourteen-year-old Matt Freeman has got involved with an older boy who persuades him to rob a warehouse to get some easy money.
But Matt is caught by the police and sent to a foster home in a remote village. He lives with Mrs Deverill on an isolated farm, where sinister things are going on.
Matt soon realises that Mrs Deverill is the leader of a coven of witches who are planning to unleash something very nasty on an unsuspecting world.
Thrills and shivers are guaranteed in Raven's Gate, which is a creepy, disturbing trip to the dark side.
By Anthony Horowitz
Published by Walker Books
ISBN 1 84428 619 3