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The Death of Yorik Mortwell

By: Stephen Messer
illustrated by: Gris Grimly



In life, orphaned Yorik was a poor servant and in death he finds himself being ordered around by the Princess of the Aviary Glade. She commands him to haunt the Estate like ghosts are supposed to do.  As he goes forth to do her bidding, he is also searching for the fate of his sister.  He not only finds her working in the Estate’s kitchen, he also discovers the Dark Ones whispering malicious thoughts into the humans’ minds, tricking them to perform evil deeds. Are they the reason the master’s son killed Yorik?  Is it possible to stop them before someone else ends up with the same fate? Evil beings abound in this dark and sinister tale.


Prepared by Jill Webb, Children's Librarian, Farmington Community Library, Farmington, Michigan.