First edition cover
|Cover artist||Studio Spooky|
|6 June 2000|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
Darkside is a children's novel by Tom Becker, about a boy called Jonathan who discovers a world hidden in London; a world run by Jack the Ripper's family. Only the worst of the worst live here, and all too quickly Johnathan gets mixed up in a world full of murders, thieves and, of course, a werewolf and a Vampire. It was Published in 2007 by Scholastic. It won the 2007 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and was longlisted for the 2008 Manchester Book Award. Darkside also won the Calderdale Children's Book of the year Award.
Jonathon Starling – A quiet, adventurous 14 year old boy. The main character of the novel.
Alain Starling – Jonathon's ill and hospitalized Dad.
Carnegie – A mysterious werewolf and detective that protects him and was an old friend of his father.
Marianne – A strange, fluorescent haired bounty hunter.
Grimshaw – The ruthless ringmaster of the Beastilia Exotica.
Vendetta – An evil vampire from Darkside.
Ricky Thomas – A normal student that was hunted and kidnapped.
Mrs Elwood – Jonathans helpful and slightly overprotective neighbour.
Humble and Skeet – The two freaky, weird sidekicks to Marianne and humble cant speak.
PC Shaw and Carter Roberts – Two hopeless “policemen”.
Raquella – The cunning servant of Vendetta.
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