By Justin Evans
Set in a four-hundred-year-old boys' boarding university in London, a chilling gothic mystery through the writer of the seriously acclaimed A reliable and chuffed Child . . .
A fierce and jealous ghost . . .
a tender man's struggle for his lifestyles . . .
The Harrow institution is domestic to privileged youngsters referred to as a lot for his or her detailed gown and traditions as for his or her vanity and schoolboy cruelty. Seventeen-year-old American Andrew Taylor is enrolled within the esteemed British establishment through his father, who hopes that the school's self-discipline will positioned far among his son and his previous within the States.
yet trouble—and danger—seem to persist with Andrew. while one in all his schoolmates and associates dies mysteriously of a serious pulmonary disorder, Andrew is blamed and is quickly an outcast, spurned by means of approximately all his friends. and there's the light, unusual boy who starts off to go to him at evening. both Andrew is wasting his brain, or the home legend approximately his dormitory being haunted is correct.
whilst the school's poet-in-residence, Piers Fawkes, is commissioned to write down a play approximately Byron, one in every of Harrow's most renowned alumni, he casts Andrew within the name function. Andrew starts to find uncanny hyperlinks among himself and the well known poet. In his loneliness and isolation, Andrew turns into keen about Lord Byron's tale and the poet's prestige not just as a literary genius and notorious seducer yet as a pupil on the very diverse Harrow of 2 centuries prior—a position rife with violence, squalor, incurable illnesses, and tormented amorous affairs.
while scary and tragic occasions from that long-ago prior begin to recur in Harrow's current, and whilst the darkish and lethal specter through whom Andrew's been haunted looks all too actual, Andrew is compelled to unravel a two-hundred-year-old literary secret that threatens the lives of his buddies and his teachers—and, such a lot terrifyingly, his personal.