The Orphan Stone (Salem Drake, #1)
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The Orphan Stone (Salem Drake #1)

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Young adult Dark Fantasy/ Horror starring Salem Drake: a tenacious teenage paranormal investigator & demon hunter.

Red Meg, Red Meg come out to play…
Salem Drake and her hippy mum Ruby are nearing the end of their crazy summer road trip around Britain. They drive into the quiet English village of Baverstock and soon discover that the place has a dark secret. A murder on...more
Published June 7th 2012
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C.M. Gray
The Orphan Stone by Rod Tyson is pretty much hard to put down once you start the book, just don’t get past about mid way after the hours of darkness! This can be one scary book with one nasty witch come spirit that freaks out our heroin, poor old hippy Salem.

It’s a great story as Salem, her mum and some friends go to an old manor to do some restoration. Things don’t go too smoothly after the discovery of some old bones, children’s bones in a secret room. Some rather grisly murders send Salem an...more
Salem's mom Ruby has been hired to redo the inside of Baverstock Hall. Once there Salem starts seeing her dead little sister and other ghost of children. When the owner of the estate is found murdered Salem starts to investigate. With her friend Tim, they discover an ancient legacy involving a witch called Red Meg, who desperately wants to come back among the living.

The story has flashbacks to the past where we learn that the estate used to be a workhouse where children were forced to work and...more
Valerie Zambito
This story was a really great read! The Orphan Stone is a fast-paced dark thriller that delivers just the right amount of gore and suspense for its targeted audience (young adult). The book is easy to read, captivating and will have you up at night turning the pages. I will definitely be looking for more from this author. Well done!
so i didn't expect to like this book when i just started reading it. I got kinda confused with all the characters and all but then as I kept on reading I couldn't put it down.

The Plot: this is the story of Salem. At the beginning is hard to follow as you dont understand what is the deal with Tim and why are they on a road trip. Then you start to understand what is going on and how things are connected. I must say there is no dull moment in the book and a lot is going on all the time. I speciall...more
Morgan Prince
I really enjoyed this book and it was a very quick read for me, I think I finished it in 3 sessions.

What an imagination! I've said this before but I'd love to know where his ideas come from.

Having read Curse of Ancient Shadows I was looking forward to reading The Orphan Stone, Rod's style of writing is easy to read and you find yourself unable to put the book down. The Orphan Stone is much darker/scarier than Curse of Ancient Shadows and I don't usually read that kind of book but I did enjoy it...more
Ruth Selwyn-crome

Gripping, heartwarming and scary! Fantastic first novel from Rod Tyson. Can't wait for the next instalment.
Loved it! A real page turner couldn't put it down
Rod Tyson
Oct 22, 2012 Rod Tyson rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Salem Drake was born in a flash of inspiration one rainy afternoon last November. It has been a huge amount of fun and a great learning experience to write. So much so that I have begun on the sequel (Salem Drake book 2) immediately. I already have things coming together and expect to have it complete within the next few months.

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Rod Tyson is an aspiring author of young adult fantasy and horror novels as well as a sculptor, computer geek, road warrior, mega-dad, father of a notorious ninja and ex new-age traveller. Living in rural Suffolk, UK with his wife, daughter and a nameless moggy, when he’s not repairing computers or seeking inspiration while hiking out in the countryside he’s writing novels.
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