Hello! I’m Grimly Darkwood, author of the Vale of Strange series of scary, mysterious, funny fantasy adventures. They’re for kids aged around 8 to 12 – and also for any adults who don’t get scared too easily. This is my website where you will find all the latest news about the books. If you’re looking for my latest blog post, you’ll find it here.
If you haven’t yet read the books (The Shop on Peculiar Hill and the sequel, Stranger Days on Peculiar Hill) you can get them from Amazon UK, Amazon.com and all the other Amazon sites worldwide. They’re available in both eBook (Kindle) and paperback format. If you’re signed up for Kindle Unlimited, you can read them on Kindle for free.
Here’s what people have been saying about them:
“This book has it all – death, darkness, fearsome creatures, strange vegetables – everything needed to brew up a fantastical tale… The author has written the characters very well, so clearly that you can picture them in your mind, kind of like reading a Harry Potter movie.” – Anne-Marie Reynolds, Review for Readers’ Favorite
“The story is by turns mysterious, laugh-out-loud funny, and genuinely tense and gripping. This world feels absolutely real and lived-in – a hallmark of the very best fantasy.” – Amazon customer
“My 7 year old granddaughter and her 70 year old grandfather both loved it. It’s a brilliant book, suitable for 7 year olds upwards.” – Amazon customer
“Highly recommended, not just for young readers but for anyone interested in surreal and on occasion laugh-out-loud fantasy.” – Amazon customer
“Thrilling, dark, utterly barmy, funny and surprisingly moving… if you haven’t read it already, please do. What a hidden gem!” – Ian Eagleton, Creator of The Reading Realm app
Follow the links below to learn more about the two books. There are more quotes from readers & reviewers plus links to free sample chapters. There are also links to our latest blog posts, a page where you can contact Grimly, and a page where you can find out more about him: