The 400-year-old Harrow School is home to privileged adolescents known as much for their distinctive dress and traditions as for their arrogance and schoolboy cruelty. It is the hope of seventeen-year-old Andrew Taylor’s father that the esteemed British institution’s obscure rules will put distance between Andrew and his sordid past back home in the States. But when one of his schoolmates dies mysteriously, trouble—and danger—seems to follow the young American and he soon finds himself an outcast, spurned by nearly all his peers. And there is the pale, strange boy who begins to visit him at night. Either he is losing his mind, or the house legend about Andrew’s dormitory being haunted is true. With the help of the school’s poet-in-residence, Piers Fawkes, who has been commissioned to write a play about Byron, one of Harrow’s most famous alumni, Andrew discovers uncanny linkages between himself and the famous poet. And when frightening and tragic events from the past start to mirror Andrew’s reality, he’s forced to delve into a 200-year-old literary mystery that threatens the lives of his last loyal friends—as well as his own.
Listen to the Book Buzz!Kayleigh George