A slave boy named Thorn is sold to Tyburn, Castle Gloom’s executioner. Tyburn takes Thorn to the castle where Lilith Shadow’s family has died. Her dad used to keep the zombies alive, but now he’s gone and so are they. Lily is the last remaining family member of House Shadow but a girl is forbidden to practice the dark magic.
Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan is the story of a mighty girl who learns about friendship and when it is okay to break the rules that society has set. It is told by a third-person narrator and involves a lot of creatures. The book is well-written and the dialogue is believable. I liked the characters and how they related to each other and grew through the story. There wasn’t anything really funny or scary about the book, but a few parts of the book are sad. The book could have been better if there had been a little more magic involved. This book would be good for boys and girls ages 8 to 13 who like stories about learning when to be brave and do the right thing. If you’re scared of dark magic, this would not be the book for you.
|Author||Joshua Khan • Ben Hibon, Illustrator|
|Page Count||336 pages|
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