The Nighthouse Keeper (Blight Harbor) (Hardcover)

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Evie is at it again, adventuring out to rescue the ghosts of Blight Harbor- this time from the nefarious Nighthouse Keeper. With the help of Lark and a plump ghost spider, can she rescue her ghostly friends or will she, too, fall prey to the dark?

- Jen

— From The Nighthouse Keeper (Staff Pick)


Evie once again leaves her world behind to rescue Blight Harbor’s ghosts in this second book in the bone-chilling middle grade Blight Harbor trilogy that’s reminiscent of Doll Bones and Small Spaces.

Evie Von Rathe has been home for only a few weeks from her adventure in the strange world of seven houses when Blight Harbor’s beloved ghosts begin to disappear. Did they leave without saying goodbye, or has something gone horribly wrong? Soon Evie is invited to a mysterious council meeting, where she learns about the Dark Sun Side and a terrible secret.

Yes, the ghosts have gone missing. And that means serious trouble.

With the help of an eleven-year-old (or 111-year-old, but who’s counting) ghost named Lark, trusty Bird, and a plump ghost spider, Evie must find a way to defeat the vicious Nighthouse Keeper responsible for the missing ghosts, save her otherworldly friends, and find her way home from the Dark Sun Side before she’s trapped there forever.

About the Author

Lora Senf is a writer of dark and twisty stories for all ages. She is the author of The Clackity (a Bram Stoker Award Nominee) and The Nighthouse Keeper and credits her love of words to her parents and to the public library that was walking distance from her childhood home. Lora finds inspiration for her writing in her children’s retellings of their dreams, on road trips through Montana, and most recently in an abandoned abattoir. She lives in Washington state with her husband, their twins, and two remarkably lazy cats. Visit her at

Praise For…

* "Nuanced character development is a strength across both first two books of the trilogy. Readers will undoubtedly eagerly await the final volume, even if it will mean saying goodbye to a fascinating and memorable world, and a brilliant protagonist in the heroic Evie, who is so much more than she initially dreams she can be."
— BCCB, Starred Review

“Senf’s nightmarish, well-imagined supernatural landscape is original and compelling. . . . More than just a battle between good and supernatural evil, this story shows the ultimate power of empathy and tenacity. Readers will be left both satisfied by the ending and wanting more. . . . Deliciously dark and gripping.”
— Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781665934633
ISBN-10: 1665934638
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 17th, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Blight Harbor