On a mountain that does not exist, there is a school where they teach the impossible.
From his first day at the Academy, things have been difficult for Quay. Though he has surrendered his name, like every other acolyte at the magical school, Quay is the son of a disgraced professor, and he finds that his father’s old enemies are already lined up against him–while the professor’s own faction is just as suspicious. Quay refuses to take a side, but as his powers grow it becomes apparent that the damaged young boy may prove a greater threat than his father ever was.
Deep in the Library of Shadows Quay finds a way to survive his father’s treacherous legacy, but the price is high indeed.
“A mysterious and compelling read told in spookily disconnected first person narrative, delivered by a likeably unlikeable main character. A subtle and dreamlike tale.” – Sam Bowring, author of the Broken Well trilogy
"What happens when the ordinary and everyday is not kind? What happens when we take the hard road and make the harsh, bad choices? Shadowmancy explores this… with relish." – Gillian Polack, author of The Year of the Fruitcake
Includes 12 interior illustrations by Nicholas Hunter.