The Owl Service Author:Alan Garner An air of dread hangs over the remote valley in Wales where step-siblings Alison and Roger are spending the summer. Something is scratching around in the attic above Alison's room--but when she and Roger, along with the caretaker's son, Gwyn, go to investigate, they find only a grimy stack of old plates decorated with intricate flowery patterns.... more » Compelled to trace the patterns on to paper, Alison discovers that they can be fitted tgether to create owls...owls that disappear when no one is watching.
With each vanished owl, events in the valley get stranger and stranger. As the teens uncover the mystery behind the owl service, they become trapped within a terrifying local legend. Dark forces from the past are reignited, forcing Alison, Roger, and Gwyn to reenact a tragic love story--a story that has repeated itself for generations and has always ended in disaster.« less