Under the Mountain
When teenage twins Rachel and Theo Matheson investigate the creepy old house next door, they
discover the Wilberforces – shape-shifting creatures that lurk beneath Auckland’s ring of extinct
volcanoes. Guided by the mysterious Mr Jones and with the help of their older cousin Ricky, the twins must rekindle the unique powers they once shared if they are to destroy this ancient evil – before it destroys them.
The novel Under the Mountain, by acclaimed New Zealand author Maurice Gee, has been in print since it was first published in 1979. The book has been a much loved classic for generations of younger readers and, in 1982, the story became a scary and hugely popular TV series that is vividly remembered today. This bold new telling of Under the Mountain updates and re-imagines the story as a scary and thrilling dark fantasy adventure for audiences 13-25.