Shadowmagic

Shadowmagic

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by John Lenahan
     
 

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A Lord of the Rings for the 21st century. Only a lot shorter. And funnier. And completely different.See more details below

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A Lord of the Rings for the 21st century. Only a lot shorter. And funnier. And completely different.

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‘If Percy Jackson were to be hurled across dimensions into Middle Earth, you might hope to see a story like this one evolve.’ Mark Robson, author of the Dragon Orb and Imperial Spy books
School Library Journal
Gr 7–10—Conor is enjoying his life until the day his aunt shows up on horseback and tries to run him through with a spear. He and his father are carried off to Tir na Nog, where he learns that he is a prince and that nearly everybody he meets wants to kill him. With the help of the mother he has never met, the teen and his dad escape captivity, and Conor begins to learn more about the land he has been brought to and about his uncle's evil plot to destroy it. With the help of two new friends, one who rarely speaks and one who never shuts up, Conor sets out to defeat his uncle and save the ancient Celtic land. Along the way he meets a variety of imps, banshees, leprechauns, and elves—and one very pretty girl who, like so many others, wants him dead. The story moves quickly with a lot of action and humor, but occasionally background information and characterization are sacrificed to the fast-paced plot. Readers will enjoy Conor's romp through Tir na Nog but will not pick up a lot of detail about the mythology surrounding that legendary land. This is a fun tale for readers who are looking for another light fantasy.—Misti Tidman, Boyd County Public Library, Ashland, KY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905548897
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.97(d)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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