The Horror of Lighthouse Hill Book Summary and Study Guide

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Melody McClean, champion monster fighter from the realm known as the Shadowverse, is sent to Charles Gosgrove's Inn at Lighthouse Hill, NY, to investigate a ghost sighting and a bizarre death. Her friends Stu and Phil have already disappeared en route to the Lighthouse. Melody and her friend Jason soon learn that there are sinister forces at work at the Lighthouse trying to prevent them from learning its secrets.
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Along the way, Melody befriends Cosgrove's estranged son Mark, and together they try to unravel the mystery of Cosgrove's past. Melody learns that giant spiders have been sent by a supernatural force to protect the portrait of an unknown little girl, and they have killed whoever has gone near it. Meanwhile, Melody's friend Crystal searches for Stu and Phil, and their leader, Steven, learns that one of his own superiors, a Cosmic Power, may have betrayed them.

This is the second of a series of adventures featuring Melody McClean and the Shadowers, following on from "A Stirring of Shadows."

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the haunted house chased me!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a significant amount of technical jargon How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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