Calling all kids (adults too, if you're dead keen on ghosts) to send a drawing of your favourite Coullian Cuill character to email@example.com and she'll post it on the gallery of her website ritibridie.com, with the best in each category winning a prize!
Heard Riti Bridie on BBC Radio Oxford and loved the interview so much that I bought the book.
I've already finished it – it's fantastic – and my niece and nephew have been fighting over who reads it next.
Lots of action, humour and just the right amount of scary. Great characters – Spade, the gravedigger, is my nephew's favourite. But Sethaliss, the bad ghost, steals the show for me. It's a great read!
by Elliott Streetly
Though I am not an avid reader of the horror genre, I found this book very enjoyable. Without giving plot details, the book takes elements of horror stories and uses them in an inviting way.
Young readers, as well as older readers, would enjoy this book. This was a unique reading experience for me.
by JD DeHart
A really great novel! God I loved it! so cosey and mysterious and just magical. I'd definitely read this for kids around 12-15 and they'd love it at my local library!
by Aaron Fredriksson
Absolutely loved this book. I bought it for my son, after hearing the author on the radio. He loved it so much that I thought I'd give it a go. The author manages to strike the perfect balance between scary and humorous. Highly recommended.
by Mr. T. Lee
The cover and synopsis of this novel both sparked my curiosity; hence, I immediately requested a copy. If you are into horror with a hint of comedic included; you will definitely enjoy this light-read book.
by Shai M
Such a good read. It has all the ingredients of a good children's book; the ghosts, the adventures, goodies vs baddies. The principal baddie is just awful! More than that though I thought it captured so well that lovely part of childhood where we forge close friendships and start to make our own adventures together. The characters are unusual and well written, drawings at the front helpful in pointing them all out. Website is a welcome addition and gives an excellent intro to all the characters too. There is at times a dark humour that reminded me of Roald Dahl's stories and an ickiness that children love. In that sense you and your children will enjoy reading it. I'm already intending to pass it on to another friend with children. I hope there will be more from Coullian, he's a keeper.
Coullian is the first boy apprentice ghost guardian. What is that? What is unusual about Coullian is alive not dead. This is supposedly never done. I'm stopping the information about the story as I don't want to give anything away.
The author wrote his novel with a comic approach to this ghost story. It's not the type of comedy that will make you laugh out loud but it will give you some smiles. At first I found it difficult to understand the story but not for long. The ending of this novel made me wonder if there will be a sequel.
by Susan Mahaffey
Coullian Cuill Apprentice Ghost Guardian by Riti Bridie was received direct from the publisher. To start off, the book is not your run of the mill, all too common, horror novel. The author uses imagination to write about new or unusual topics that keep the reader engaged and not zoning. The book is young adult and is comedic horror that never bogs down with inane dialogue. If your ‘tween likes horror, you could not go wrong buying this one for them.
by Jeffrey Wells
Coullian has been chosen as the next Ghost Guardian. What he experiences from that point on changes his life and the lives of those around him, forever. This is a great horror story for younger readers. There's the right mix of horror and humor, and the characters are so well written.
by Lizzy Walker
Coullian Cuill was such a fun, quick read. While it might be a bit quirky and odd for some, I think this horror fiction novel is the perfect pre-Halloween choice. As this book has already been published, I promptly purchased it for our school library collection as soon as I finished reading, and after discussing it with my student book club group, I already have a list of readers ready to check it out as soon as it arrives.
by Shelby Slay
This odd title piqued my interest and the cover is just amazing.
Coullian Cuill is a horror ghost story, perfect for this time of year and I was interested in the character.
Coullian Cuill is the first boy apprentice ghost guardian and he is alive not dead, which makes this fun and quirky tale unusual and intriguing.
While I think this book will not to everyone's taste, I did like it. It has a humorous edge and along with the ghostly goings on was very entertaining.
by Tracy Shephard
Riti Bridie once starred as a witch and has seen a ghost - salivating credentials in the cut-throat (hers usually) business consultancy world she comes from. She currently lives in Oxford.