by Marcus Sedgwick
There's something in the woods. Something is stalking the villagers and their livestock at night. Until Peter saw Radu the woodcutter, who was buried last week, he didn't realize how serious the problem was. Who, what, are these things in the forest? Soon Peter discovers that his father has a mysterious past that has chased them from settlement to settlement all his life. Are they about to come face to face with their destiny? Set in seventeenth century Eastern Europe, this dark tale is both chilling and beautifully written. It's the perfect book to curl up with on a cold, dark night.