Shadow Magic (Shadow Magic Series #1)

Shadow Magic (Shadow Magic Series #1)


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ISBN-13: 9781484732724
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 04/12/2016
Series: Shadow Magic Series , #1
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 479,905
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: 540L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Joshua Khan was born in Britain, a land filled with ancient castles, dark forests, and tales of legendary heroes and fantastical monsters. He can tell you who King Arthur fought on Baden Hill, but can't tell you what he himself had for breakfast. So, his head stuffed with magical stories, it was inevitable that Joshua would want to create some of his own. Hence SHADOW MAGIC. Josh lives in London with his family, but he'd rather live in a castle. It wouldn't have to be very big, just as long as it had battlements. Follow him on Twitter: @WriterJoshKhan

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Shadow Magic 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good must read this twisting tale !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a ride!! I don't usually read Young Reader's books due to their simplicity but I had to pick this one up. Zombies, ghosts, giant bats, magic, a boy with more skill than he knows and a girl discovoring who she is!! What more could you want??
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
Welcome to the world of fantasy, magic, and necromancers. This was a wonderful story and I am already looking forward to Dream Magic, the next in the series. In this world there are 6 kingdoms each descended from one of the original 6 princes. Unfortunately, they do not get along and there are constant wars and attempts to take over one another's land. Gehenna, ruled by Lady Lilith Shadow has pretty much been decimated by the other kingdoms and the only way to save it is to marry Gabriel, the son of the ruler of the Kingdom of Light. He is a spoiled brat, a coward and a bully and she wants nothing to do with him but her uncle Pandemonium is pushing her to move forward to save her people and kingdom. Lilith is a reluctant ruler as her parents and brother were murdered by some brigands, one of which is still being pursued by her executioner, Tyburn. Enter Thorn a slave who has ideas of his own. He is looking for his father and wants to head back to his home, but was captured by slave traders and sold to Tyburn. He befriends Lady Lilith and with the help of captured prisoner of the Light, K'leef, and a giant bat names Hades, they help Lilith find the true murderers. I was very impressed with the story that unfolded. The plot was exciting and it kept you reading to find out what would happen next. The good characters were extremely likeable and the villians were ones you loved to hate. There is a dark side as Lillith deals with the magic of Death and the evil necromancer makes a couple of appearances. With odd characters, an eerie setting, and a wonderful plot, Shadow Magic delivers. Overall the engaging characters, friendships, betrayal, a girl learning to step into her unwanted role as leader, a Robin Hood type character who does what's right no matter what the cost is to him, a giant bat who risks his life to save the people he loves, a ghost puppy named Custard and an unexpected ending all come together in a book that will keep anyone engaged. This book is targeted to middle grade students but I believe it will be enjoyed by anyone who likes fantasy, especially good vs. evil. Reluctant readers will want to finish this one. It should be in all school and public libraries. Thank you NetGalley and Disney-Hyperion for providing an e-Arc in exchange for an honest review.
EmilieSG More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It had adventure, danger, friendship, creepiness and just the right touch of romance for young readers. Both the hero and heroine were strong characters, and their growth from the beginning to the end of the book was believable and satisfying. The secondary characters, including a huge bat (!), also added to the story. The world that the author created was vivid and easily imagined, and the slight creepiness made me think that a cool fall evening would be the perfect time to read this book. The reader is kept guessing about who the true villain could be, and the plot moves along quite nicely. Everything is tied up very well in the end, but I certainly wouldn't mind returning to this land in future books and seeing what other adventures the characters might have. This was a great read, and I would definitely recommend it to others. I think it would be a great addition to any elementary and middle school library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Want to read it- can"t :(