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The Secret of the Underground Room
by John Bellairs




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Their friend Father Higgins is in trouble, and it is up to Johnny and Professor Childermass to save him from the forces of evil. In this, the eighth Johnny Dixon mystery, Johnny and the professor hear word of Father Higgins being haunted, and when he disappears, clues lead them to England. There they find the priest has been possessed by Dr. Masterman, the ghost of a deranged knight bent on ruling the world. Masterman intends to reanimate the bodies of seven evil fellow knights trapped in a hidden, underground room. Hundreds of years ago, the knights sold their souls to the devil and, if Masterman can bring them back, the entire world would be his to control. Can Johnny and the professor stop him in time? Is there any hope of getting their friend back from the spirit's clutches? John Bellairs is beloved as a master of Gothic young adult novels and fantasies. His series about the adventures of Lewis Barnavelt and his uncle Jonathan, which includes The House with a Clock in Its Walls, is a classic. He also wrote a series of novels featuring the character Johnny Dixon. Among the titles in that series are The Curse of the Blue Figurine; The Mummy, The Will, and The Crypt; The Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull; and others. His solo novel The Face in the Frost is also regarded as a fantasy classic, and among his earlier works are St. Fidgeta and Other Parodies and The Pedant and the Shuffly. Bellairs was a prolific writer, publishing more than one dozen novels before his untimely death in 1991.

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Overview

Their friend Father Higgins is in trouble, and it is up to Johnny and Professor Childermass to save him from the forces of evil. In this, the eighth Johnny Dixon mystery, Johnny and the professor hear word of Father Higgins being haunted, and when he disappears, clues lead them to England. There they find the priest has been possessed by Dr. Masterman, the ghost of a deranged knight bent on ruling the world. Masterman intends to reanimate the bodies of seven evil fellow knights trapped in a hidden, underground room. Hundreds of years ago, the knights sold their souls to the devil and, if Masterman can bring them back, the entire world would be his to control. Can Johnny and the professor stop him in time? Is there any hope of getting their friend back from the spirit's clutches? John Bellairs is beloved as a master of Gothic young adult novels and fantasies. His series about the adventures of Lewis Barnavelt and his uncle Jonathan, which includes The House with a Clock in Its Walls, is a classic. He also wrote a series of novels featuring the character Johnny Dixon. Among the titles in that series are The Curse of the Blue Figurine; The Mummy, The Will, and The Crypt; The Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull; and others. His solo novel The Face in the Frost is also regarded as a fantasy classic, and among his earlier works are St. Fidgeta and Other Parodies and The Pedant and the Shuffly. Bellairs was a prolific writer, publishing more than one dozen novels before his untimely death in 1991.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781497637771
  • ISBN-10: 1497637775
  • Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween
  • Publish Date: September 2014
  • Page Count: 96
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.31 pounds

Series: Johnny Dixon #8

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