Shadowmagic (Shadowmagic, Book 1)

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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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Though I've listened to audio books before, this was my first "podiobook". I'm now a huge fan of the format, John Lenahan, and his book, Shadowmagic. My commute to and from school has never been more ... Read full review

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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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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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