The House with a Clock in its Walls
But while Uncle Jonathan practiced funny and comfortable white magic, the original owner of the old house, Isaac Izard, had been an evil sorcerer. Isaac Izard had devised a plan for bringing about the end of the world. Somewhere in the walls of the house he had hidden a clock. Every night Lewis and Uncle Jonathan could hear it ticking -- sometimes loud, sometimes soft -- marking off the minutes until doomsday.
Lewis knew they had to find the clock before it was too late. Then he decided to dabble in a litte magic of his own, and their time almost ran out.
"Let me say that this is a truly scary book, and if the author's imagination got stuck at ten, he must lived an awesomely spooky tenth year." - Elain Lovitt
"...so frightening that even now, when I'm an adult and know that the main characters will get through to the end all right, I still end up skipping pages and chapters just so I can get to the end and make sure everyone survives. I'd love to figure out how he does it, but I think if I read them too closely, or too many times, I'll give myself nightmares." - Notadoor
"I have to admit, I could not stand hearing a clock tick at night after reading this book." - Bella on Books
About the Book
Lewis discovers the writings of author and traveler John Stoddard.
Hang around long enough and you’ll learn what a Hand of Glory is and what it does.
New Zebedee’s Civil War Monument is based on a money-making scheme from after the American Civil War.
Jonathan Barnavelt creates an illusion of the Spanish Armada.