Shadowmagic (Shadowmagic, Book 1) (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins UK, Aug 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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A Lord of the Rings for the 21st century. Only a lot shorter. And funnier. And completely different.

Conor thought he was an average teenager. OK, so his father only had one hand, spoke to him in ancient languages and was a bit on the eccentric side but, other than that, life was fairly normal. Until, that is, two Celtic warriors on horseback and wearing full armour appear at his front door and try to kill him. After that, things get pretty weird.

Shadowmagic is a fantasy adventure for young adults (although grown ups will like it too). Written by one of the most popular magicians in the country it brings a fresh approach to the genre and will have a broad appeal beyond the fantasy sections.

  

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User Review  - quincidence - LibraryThing

To be young to be old, the sociology of fantasy and what makes the heart twitter and race, and resign to the future. I loved the plot twists, the family structuring, the sociological age renditions ... Read full review

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User Review  - gaskella - LibraryThing

When the publisher offered giveaway copies of Shadowmagic by John Lenahan I was quick to request one as I thought this older children's fantasy could be really fun; and that my daughter might enjoy it ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One Aunt Nieve
Chapter Three Mom
Chapter FourThe
Chapter Six Fergal
Chapter Seven Brownies Chapter Eight Araf
Table
Chapter Nineteen The CastleBeach
Chapter TwentyOne Aunt Nieve
Chapter TwentyThree The Return of theHazellands
Chapter TwentyFive Mother Oak Chapter TwentySix Born Ready
Chapter TwentyNine The Trutha Second Time A Timeto Bend
Chapter ThirtyTwo Goodbyes Copyright
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About the author (2009)

John Lenahan is a popular TV magician who became the first person in 85 years to be expelled from the Magic Circle. He has had a prime time BBC1 TV show called ‘Secrets Of Magic’ and also a BBC2 series ‘Stuff The White Rabbit’. He was the voice of the toaster in ‘Red Dwarf’ and has made guest appearances on numerous variety shows. He has toured with Jack Dee, Lenny Henry and Victoria Wood. Shadowmagic was an award-winning podcast novel prior to being signed to The Friday Project.

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