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Nightspark (Hardcover)

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The rousing, magical sequel to Ghostcloud, set on the waterways of a richly reimagined London.

Michael Mann returns for the riveting sequel to Ghostcloud!

Several months after the ghosts freed the children of Battersea and uncovered Tabatha Margate's sinister experimentation on ghostclouds and cloudghouls, Luke Smith-Sharma struggles to divide his time between learning the ropes of being a ghostcloud and studying to become a detective. 

But not everyone made it out of the power station, and as he tries to adjust to “normal” life by pursuing his dreams, the guilt over his friends left behind is eating Luke alive. 

When a seemingly new threat emerges, Luke's investigations will take him far beyond the borders of London, forcing him to face his past and confront his deepest fears to try to save Ravi, the friend who was there for him in his darkest hours.  

With the help of several unexpected allies, Luke and his friends—ghost-girl Alma and human Jess—embark on a new, thrilling adventure as they work together to find Ravi and to finally thwart the evil Tabatha Margate’s plans once and for all!

About the Author

Michael Mann is a primary school teacher by day and mostly writes when he should be sleeping at night. He was a winner of SCBWI’s Undiscovered Voices 2020, and the 2019 London Writer’s Award (Spread the Word). As a person of British and Indian heritage, he is passionate about diversity in children’s literature. He’s a fan of board games, reading, cloud spotting, and outdoor swimming. Follow him on Twitter @mikebmann.

  • Fans of The Golden Compass, His Dark Materials, and The Graveyard Book
  • Voracious fantasy readers with a love of the paranormal  
  • Kids who feel powerless and are looking for inspiration escapism 
  • Readers and educators seeking authentic BIPOC representation in middle grade fiction 

Praise For…

"Mann tucks much exhilarating zooming about on clouds (which is how ghosts get around) into this crowd-pleasing. . . ."—Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9781682636602
ISBN-10: 1682636607
Publisher: Peachtree
Publication Date: October 10th, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English