Shadow Town


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 …


Praise for Richard’s debut, The Wolf Road:
—A writer to watch, Lambert’s award-winning poetic pedigree stands out in the sparse, gut-punch power of his language.’ Guardian
—Inspires powerful emotions. Raw, unexpected and convincing. Times &Sunday Times
—Masterly — phenomenally poised from its shocking opening to its haunting final pages.’ Financial Times

Book Details


198mm x 129mm






October 21st 2021


Richard Lambert