21 October 2021
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 …
Watch Richard talking about the inspiration for Shadow Town and reading a extract from the book.
An evocative fantasy from the acclaimed author of The Wolf Road
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.
Richly imagined, Shadow Town confirms that Lambert’s dazzling debut The Wolf Road wasn’t a one-off.
Astonishing, funny and immersive
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
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