The Castle Tower Lighthouse (Edgar Font's Hunt for a House to Haunt, Adventure One)
The Castle Tower Lighthouse - Edgar Font's Hunt for a House to Haunt, Adventure One Author:Patrick H. T. Doyle If you were a ghost and could haunt any house in the world, where would it be? On a beach in Europe? Atop an island volcano? In your home town? Edgar Font only knew he didn't want to haunt The Sterling Oaks Retirement Village. He lived there and the halls were already crowded with bored ghosts. In his younger days, Mr. Font had been a fearless e... more »xplorer. He had done what others have only dreamt of and seen things most only believe to be fantasy. He needed to find a house as unique and exciting as he was. His plan: to hunt for a house to haunt, and it begins with a visit from his grandchildren, Audrey and Garrett, who hadn't prepared for the excitement and uncertainty that lay ahead. The first house on Edgar's list is an abandoned lighthouse full of puzzles, ghosts and mystery. The venturous trio must rely on everything they know plus the lessons they learn along the way to make it out unharmed. It's the beginning of a summer none of them will ever forget.« less
Sir Edgar Fonts is an eccentric man. That is something that the reader discovers quickly. His two grandchildren, Garrett and Audrey, recall very little of their grandfather except that he always had fantastic stories to tell of his numerous adventures. Even that doesnt excite them now that they have to spend the entire summer with him at his new home, The Sterling Oaks Retirement Village. To them it equals an entire summer of boredom with a lot of old people.
Upon arriving at the retirement home they witness their grandfather jumping off a balcony. And so begins a summer that they will never forget. Eccentric doesnt begin to describe Edgar Fonts. He is not ready for the old peoples home yet and so he takes his grandchildren on a epic journey to discover the perfect house to haunt once he passes on. Their first stop is the Castle Tower Lighthouse where they discover there might not be room for Edgar here and instead they might just need to solve the mystery and save the soul that is trapped there.
Patrick H.T. Doyle has an imaginative mind and he uses that to engage the young readers with puzzles for them to solve. Being an explorer himself, the reader is able to pick up on his experience with each new page. This book could easily be enjoyed by readers of all ages and because of the fast-pace at which it is presented, it will hold the young readers attention and have them eagerly picking up the next installment, The Fakersville Power Station (which is next on my TBR pile).