The Secrets of Hexbridge Castle (Hardcover)

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Life is pretty ordinary for Alfie—that is, until a mysterious letter shows up informing him that he has inherited a castle. But the castle is no ordinary castle and Alfie quickly realizes that he is no ordinary boy. Alfie is tied to Hexbridge castle in both magic and time, and as he uncovers the mysteries and secrets of the castle, he must also work to protect it from those that would see it harmed. An imaginative, quirky novel with heartfelt narration and a cast of charming characters! – Kelly

— From Kelly's Kid Picks


Alfie Bloom knows he's about to have another dreadful summer. Not only will his inventor father be locked away in his workshop, but his best friend is visiting relatives abroad, which means he'll have no one.
But then Alfie receives a strange letter inviting him to meet with a lawyer about his "inheritance." Alfie has no idea what they're talking about, but he goes along and makes a shocking discovery-someone has left him a castle Hexbridge Castle is all his, which means no more long, boring summer days in his tiny house. He has a castle to explore
But being the owner of castle isn't all fun. Hexbridge conceals a centuries-old secret, the heart of a dangerous mystery that threatens to destroy Alfie's new home, his new friends . . . and everyone unfortunate enough to live within 1000 miles of the castle. Can this ordinary boy figure out a way to deal with this extraordinary challenge? Or will he doom himself and his friends to a grisly fate?

About the Author

Gabrielle Kent is a writer and game designer in England. She is a regular judge on the BAFTA Games awards. On three occasions, she has been listed as one of the Top 100 women in the games industry and in 2015 was awarded a Woman of the Year award by MCV magazine. The Secrets of Hexbridge Castle is her first novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545869294
ISBN-10: 0545869293
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: October 25th, 2016
Pages: 336
Language: English