Pageants of Despair
Pageants of Despair tells the story of a boy caught in a epic battle between good and evil. After unknown assailants attack his mother, Peter is sent by train to stay with his aunt and uncle. On that ride an eerie figure leads him back in time to the fourteenth century village of Dunfield, where Peter will take part in a mysterious play in which the actors become the characters they portray. Peter believes he has been brought there to counter an unearthly, menacing influence, but a succession of terrifying experiences leads him to suspect that he might instead be destined to cause the disaster he is trying to avert. He needs courage to face the crisis and intelligence to solve the mystery.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lisanicholas - LibraryThing
In some ways, this novel follows a well-worn formula for juvenile fiction, while in others it is strikingly unusual. The formula: an adolescent boy from the contermporary, workaday world is ... Read full review