Acclaimed film director, producer and screen writer Chris Columbus has swapped the big screen for books with Battle of the Beasts, the second installment in the House of Secrets trilogy, co-written with Ned Vizzini of MTV’s Teen Wolf.


House of Secrets: Battle of the Beasts is their second collaboration and serves up everything an older child could possibly want from an exciting story. 


The adventure continues just when the Walker children thought they were safe until the Wind Witch blasts their home, Kristoff House, into a crazy world of battles, beasts and cyborgs. From the searing heat and clashing swords of the Colosseum, to the snow-capped Tibetan mountains and some seriously freaky monks – the stakes have never been higher.


Can the Walkers save the world? Again? Brendan, Cordelia and Nell better be prepared to fight for their lives.


With Chris’ legendary 25 years of film writing, direction and production of classics including Gremlins and The Goonies and the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series, it is no wonder that he is responsible for this brilliant new adventure.


Combined with Ned Vizzini’s award-winning talents as the creator of cult teen books, House of Secrets continues to be jam-packed with memorable characters, humour, suspense from the onset, imaginative worlds, creatures, warriors and some agreeable historical references thrown in.


Published by HarperCollins, it is available now.