A bestselling, critically acclaimed horror series from Anthony Horowitz, the creator of Alex Rider. Five teenagers. Five outcasts, standing against a terrible evil. Tearaway orphan Matt has no idea that he is one of them ... until he finds himself stranded in Yorkshire, threatened by black magic, and fighting to prevent the opening of a gate which will destroy his whole world. To help him, he must find four other children blessed - or cursed - with uncanny gifts. When the five meet, they will fight the forces of evil together. But will they have the strength to drive the darkness back?