By Christian Holub
February 04, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST

Excerpt from Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs by QuirkBooks

The second book in Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series, Hollow City, arrives in paperback on Feb. 24, bringing with it a preview of book three, Library of Souls. In the excerpt, included above, Jacob and Emma—two of the eponymous “peculiar children” with supernatural powers—find themselves caught between a rock in a hard place in this excerpt—or more accurately, between a rock, a speeding train, a pair of ghost police, and a monster made of nightmares. 

The series is remarkable for its use of vintage photographs collected by the author, and the preview also includes a few photos that may be included in the third book, such as one of a young boy standing barefoot in a field. 

Library of Souls is scheduled for release this September, and a movie adaptation of the series, directed by Tim Burton and starring Eva Green and Asa Butterfield, is set for March 2016.