The Gravedigger's Son

The Gravedigger s Son A Digger must not refuse a request from the Dead Rule Five of the Gravedigger s CodeIan Fossor is last in a long line of Gravediggers It s his family s job to bury the dead and then when Called by th

The Gravedigger s Son Patrick Moody, Graham Carter The Gravedigger s Son is his first novel Graham Carter is considered one of the most collectible printmakers in the UK, and has worked with a broad range of The Gravedigger s Son by Patrick Moody In the The Gravedigger s Son, Patrick Moody created a unique world with lots of rules, like A Digger must not refuse a request from the dead But Ian does not want to be a Digger, he wants to be a healer It is a griping tale and the illustrations aid the story. The Gravedigger s Son by Patrick Moody, Graham Carter Equal parts spooky and melancholy, funny and heartfelt, The Gravedigger s Son is a gorgeous debut that will long sit beside Neil Gaiman s The Graveyard Book and Jonathan Auxier s The Night Gardener. The Gravedigger s Son Home Facebook The Gravedigger s Son likes The Gravedigger s Son is a dark and disturbing Gothic horror, centering around the diminishing sanity of a father, The Gravedigger s Son A short gothic horror about a poverty stricken gravedigger who strives to provide for his only son One day when the boy s shoes wither into disrepair, the gravedigger must resort to grave robbery, which results in a haunting consequence. The Gravedigger s Son book by Patrick Moody A Digger must not refuse a request from the Dead Rule Five of the Gravedigger s Code Ian Fossor is last in a long line of Gravediggers It s his family s job to bury the dead and then, when Called by the dearly departed, to help settle the worries that linger beyond the grave so spirits can find peace in

  • Title: The Gravedigger's Son
  • Author: Patrick Moody
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Digger must not refuse a request from the Dead Rule Five of the Gravedigger s CodeIan Fossor is last in a long line of Gravediggers It s his family s job to bury the dead and then, when Called by the dearly departed, to help settle the worries that linger beyond the grave so spirits can find peace in the Beyond.But Ian doesn t want to help the dead he wants to be a A Digger must not refuse a request from the Dead Rule Five of the Gravedigger s CodeIan Fossor is last in a long line of Gravediggers It s his family s job to bury the dead and then, when Called by the dearly departed, to help settle the worries that linger beyond the grave so spirits can find peace in the Beyond.But Ian doesn t want to help the dead he wants to be a Healer and help the living Such a wish is, of course, selfish and impossible Fossors are Gravediggers So he reluctantly continues his training under the careful watch of his undead mentor, hoping every day that he s never Called and carefully avoiding the path that leads into the forbidden woods bordering the cemetery.Just as Ian s friend, Fiona, convinces him to talk to his father, they re lured into the woods by a risen corpse that doesn t want to play by the rules There, the two are captured by a coven of Weavers, dark magic witches who want only two thing to escape the murky woods where they ve been banished, and to raise the dead and shift the balance of power back to themselves.Only Ian can stop them With a little help from his friends And his long dead ancestors.Equal parts spooky and melancholy, funny and heartfelt, The Gravedigger s Son is a gorgeous debut that will long sit beside Neil Gaiman s The Graveyard Book and Jonathan Auxier s The Night Gardener.

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    1. A Beautiful new voice in the literary world. It's impossible not to fall in love with Ian and his bony mentor.

    2. Ian spends most of the first half of the book drifting in the wake of stronger personalities. While that's certainly in character for a boy who's afraid to tell his father he doesn't want to apprentice in the family business, it makes it really difficult to care what happens to him. Paragraphs upon paragraphs of expository worldbuilding (in the guise of lectures from Ian's teacher and friend and even the antagonist) didn't help, and by the time the plot kicked into high gear, I was already disco [...]

    3. My name is Ian, and I want to be a Healer, not a Digger. My ancestors have answered the Call for centuries and have helped restless souls move to the Great Beyond. I didn't think I had the ability until Fiona urged me to give new life to Thatcher's skeleton. We then followed the Pumpkin Trail into the forbidden forest, and an old woman said she needed my blood to complete a terrible spell. Now, I've learned this Weaver is my grandmother and wants revenge against my family for losing her daughter [...]

    4. “The Gravedigger’s Son”Written by Patrick MoodyReview written by Diana Iozzia“The Gravedigger’s Son” is very reminiscent of the scary stories by R.L. Stine mixed with “A Nightmare Before Christmas”. Reading this the day of Halloween and the week after, I felt very in the holiday spirit, nice and spooky. I was very lucky and very grateful to receive the hardcover copy from Mr. Moody himself. His book is great, but the illustrations that coincide work so well together to tell the s [...]

    5. I was hard-pressed on whether to give this 3 or 4 stars. The story is about a boy who feels trapped following in the footsteps of his ancestors, who have death with the souls of the restless dead and sent them along to the afterlife. The action is centered around the vast graveyard the boy's family is charged with caretaking. The boy has to grow up fast to keep an evil witch from screwing up, well, everything.As a parent, you'll need to judge the maturity of your child before allowing him or her [...]

    6. For a middle grade book, this one had all of the elements of a ghost story with just the right amount of adventure and happy endings. Ian is born to follow in his father's footsteps to be a great Digger for the dead, but he wants nothing more to be a Healer for the living. When he's forced to Speak and help send his new little skeleton friend to the Beyond, Ian has to decide if he can give up his dream of healing to save his friend and follow duty.There is a bit of a "creepiness" factor to this [...]

    7. For a middle grade book, this one had all of the elements of a ghost story with just the right amount of adventure and happy endings. Ian is born to follow in his father's footsteps to be a great Digger for the dead, but he wants nothing more to be a Healer for the living. When he's forced to Speak and help send his new little skeleton friend to the Beyond, Ian has to decide if he can give up his dream of healing to save his friend and follow duty.There is a bit of a "creepiness" factor to this [...]

    8. I read this book as a challenge read for #spookathon 2017 - "Read a book with orange on the cover". I love spooky books set in graveyards and I really enjoyed this story. A very unique twisty tale about a Gravedigger's Son and him learning the lessons of being a Digger like all his family members before him. This is a coming of age story with lots of creepy. It follows Ian and his journey in finding out who he is, who his friends are (living and dead) and all the deep dark family secrets. Lots o [...]

    9. I wasn't sure what to expect from this book since I had never heard of it before and received it in my Halloween box from litjoycrate but I really enjoyed it. This book was a really cute story about a boy struggling with living up to his family legacy of becoming a digger or being true to himself in wanting to be a healer. I felt like his struggles in whether or not he should be true to himself are something most of us can relate to. On a less serious note I loved Thatcher and all the mischief h [...]

    10. It was a great read, fast pace and well written with great characters. I loved the premise, and I couldn't put it down, but I didn't like the ending so much that it made me no longer like the main character. It probably would resonate better with the younger audience it was intended for, but as an adult, I felt like a disappointed parent.

    11. It was alright. I didn’t have time to read it straight through so that might not have helped with the flow. Felt too full of dialogue and disjointed. The mystical part wasn’t explained well and felt awkward and rushed.

    12. I loved the way this story built from a fairly slow start, through building action, to an emotionally satisfying finish. This was a fun read, and I hope it gets a lot of attention when it hits the shelves.

    13. Such a fun adventure! This was such a fun adventure!! It’s a great read all year round and even more perfect at Halloween! Graveyards, skeletons, the rising dead and magic, -who could ask for more? I would/will certainly recommend this book.

    14. This was a good read! Reminded me of Neil Gaiman, but for kids. A little scary at times, but nothing too terrible. Some parts in the middle of the story dragged a bit, but overall, it was a solid story. Would absolutely recommend.

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