Shadow Town

£7.99


From the author of The Wolf Road, picked by The Times & Sunday Times, FT, Guardian and Irish Times as one of the Best Children’s Books of 2020, a compelling thriller about a boy caught up in a land of shadows ruled by a mysterious queen. The first in a stunning new series for younger children.
Toby leads a quiet life in London until a mysterious shadow appears, taking Toby into another world.
In a dangerous land enslaved by the cruel Regent, where the Dreamers have the magical power to turn dreams into reality, Toby meets Tamurlaine, a strange girl who has lost her memory. To uncover the mystery of her identity and get Toby back home, the pair must go on a thrilling journey to the heart of the kingdom, the castle of the Regent …

Description

‘An evocative fantasy from the acclaimed author of The Wolf Road’ Sunday Times, One to Watch

‘If you like a dose of magical realism with your gothic novel, this sprawling new story from Richard Lambert (The Wolf Road) is for you. In a dangerous land enslaved by the cruel Regent where the Dreamers can turn dreams into reality, Toby meets Tamurlaine, a peculiar girl who has lost her memory. To uncover the mystery of her identity and get Toby back home, the pair must go on a journey to the castle of the Regent.’  Times & Sunday Times, Best Children’s Books  of 2021

‘Astonishing, funny and immersive’ Hilary McKay

‘Page-turning excitement in the narrative; and, as readers of Lambert’s debut novel, The Wolf Road, will anticipate, this wandering tale often surprises in its poetic exploration of language’ Books for Keeps

‘A sprawling, surreal epic that shimmers with shadows and with images that linger like a dream. It is strange and haunting and impossible to ignore’ Chris Soul

Book Details

Dimensions

198mm x 129mm

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781911427223

Published

October 21st 2021

Author

Richard Lambert