Seven years ago, Darksmith Manor was sealed off from the world. A dynasty of monster-makers ended, but Fear, the greatest, most vile creation of the Darksmith legacy, still yearned for their power. Frustrated by the closed Manor, and therefore incapable of claiming what he considered to be his for the taking, the menace shifted his evil intentions elsewhere.
Now, the only person able to stop Fear from spreading rampant terror is the one he thought to be locked away in Darksmith Manor. The time has come for the last Darksmith to return and claim her birthright, whether she believes in monsters, or not.
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About the Author
I’m Donovan Scherer, an author and illustrator creating worlds of adventure with a sense of humor and a little bit of dread that everything will go terribly, terribly wrong. I tend to think in cartoon, but since animation would take me longer than I’d like to keep you waiting on my stories, I write and illustrate them instead.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There couldn't be a better character than the little girl named Sunshine (with her beloved stuffed bunny arm) to be the heir and genius behind something as dark and sinister as Darksmith Manor - the place where all monsters are created. Of course, when she finds this out from Death himself (a family friend) her adventures are just beginning. It was fun to follow Sunshine as she dove into a pretty dark adventure--mostly because she, herself, isn't dark at all. Packed with humor and love, this story takes a delicious twist on monsters and all those things which go bump in the night. It's great for kids; there are fearful monsters, but that doesn't mean they all really need to be feared. Sunshine is accompanied by a terrific cast of friends to help her along her way, ones kids will wish they could meet too. The strength of friendship and working together will leave kids with a sunny feeling inside. The writing is well done, and there are wonderful illustrations sprinkled through out the story. I'm always glad to see these in books for this age group. I can only recommend this to kids 8+ and bet they'll dream of building monsters themselves. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Kids and adults alike will be charmed by the sheer fun of this book. Mr. Scherer has created an exhilarating and enticing world full of memorable characters and I hope to hear from these folks again soon!