Son of Shadow

Son of Shadow

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From the author of the Shadowmagic trilogy. A world of faeries, leprechauns and dragons - and magic fuelled by the blood of trees. A mystery portal to the Real World. And a pair of curious young adventurers who know they shouldn't step through it... Meet Fergal the Second, nicknamed 'two'. Or 'Doe', in his own language. He can do magic. But, for the moment, he's forgotten where he's from. Or what's happened to his blind friend Ruby. He's actually from Tir na Nog, the enchanted world of Shadowmagic, where a new generation of the royal House of Duir are cheeking their parents, preparing for adulthood and itching to see the Real World for themselves - whatever the peril.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22.35mm | 312.98g
  • Lightning Books
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1785633015
  • 9781785633010
  • 1,746,148

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'I loved this from the first page. I was literally grinning from the opening paragraph on. The writing is brilliant and if you are a fan of fairies, Irish myths, Tir na Nog and, above all, good, witty writing then you must read this book'] The Book Dude *****]

'One of my favourite books of the year. I'm always looking for a good fantasy with clever writing and a bit more humour than the normal fare and it really delivered on all counts'] Good Reads Mob *****

'Son of Shadow provided a wonderful sense of escapism and was really easy to read. The pages sped past. Highly recommended to fans of magic and fantasy - I think you'll love it' The Pursuit of Bookiness

'A fantastic story exploring Celtic mythology. The end is thrilling and builds your expectation for the next book' Summon Fantasy

'Son of Shadow is one of my favourite reads this year. I enjoy books with portals and parallel worlds, and Doe's reactions to our world and his interactions with people in this world was hilarious. I can't wait to read the second part of this trilogy' Series Book Lover

'A great fantasy that explores Celtic mythology. I love the world building. The descriptions are beautifully written and I really like the magic system, but the real showstopper was the characters. If you're a fan of fantasy, check Son of Shadow out' Jessica Belmo

'The author has a very special writing style that I love - it's kind of funny and sarcastic at times but very subtly so adding a layer of lightness, quirk and fun. If you're a fan of mythology, magic, and fast-paced fantasies, you should definitely give Son of Shadow a go' The Artsy Reader

'Incorporating characters and beings from Irish mythology, this is a fun, YA adventure story about family, friendship and magic' Rambling Mads

'Part 1 made me feel like I was watching an American cop drama or The X-Files. Part 2 is more like The Lord Of The Rings. I found this story a really enjoyable read' Tessa Talks Books
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About John Lenahan

Born in Philadelphia but long settled in the UK, John Lenahan is an acclaimed magician and TV performer. He fronted his own BBC2 magic series Stuff the White Rabbit, played the voice of the toaster in Red Dwarf and has appeared on a wide range of entertainment shows including TFI Friday, Comedy Cafe and Celebrity Squares. He is a member of the exclusive Magic Circle.
He is also the author of the popular Shadowmagic trilogy, a fantasy adventure series for young adults which combines Irish folk myth with 21st-century wit. Son of Shadow takes up the story once more, following the noble houses of the magical parallel world of Tir na Nog into the next generation.
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Rating details

11 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 27% (3)
4 55% (6)
3 9% (1)
2 9% (1)
1 0% (0)
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