- US Edition
A fabulously exciting sequel to the fantasy adventure SHADOW MAGIC.
People throughout Gehenna are disappearing, even the feared executioner Tyburn. Many of the nobles believe the kidnappings to be the work of the northern trolls, raiding south for the winter, and when Baron Sable and others head off to fight them, Castle Gloom is left guarded by only the squires.
Lily is struggling with her growing necromantic powers. The castle fills with ghosts, drawn like moths to a flame by the brightness of her magic. Zombies roam the country, some left over from those raised in SHADOW MAGIC, others awakened by Lily. Families are troubled by the returning dead, so Lily tries to incorporate them into day-to-day life, much to the resentment of the living.
Then Lily is attacked in her own castle by a mysterious sorcerer known as Dreamweaver, a young man determined to conquer Gehenna using jewel-spiders, strange crystalline creatures whose bite doesn’t kill, but sends victims to sleep. Lily soon discovers that Dreamweaver is harvesting dreams to fuel his magic.
Lily enters the realm of sleep known as the Dream Time, in an attempt to awaken all the captive dreamers. Instead she finds herself trapped within a dream, one where her family is still alive. With the help of Thorn and the ever loyal Hades, she must somehow overcome the evil Dreamweaver by using his own magic against him – and reclaim her kingdom.
USA/Canada: Disney-Hyperion (Spring 2017)
UK/Commonwealth: Scholastic (Fall 2017)
World Spanish Language rights: Editorial Océano de México
France: Editions du Seuil
Turkey: Dogan Egmont
Holland: Ballon Media
Audio: Recorded Books
Joshua Khan was raised on the stories of heroes, kings and queens until there was hardly any room for anything else. He can tell you where King Arthur was born* but not what he himself had for breakfast. With a head stuffed with tales of legendary knights, wizards and great and terrible monsters, it was inevitable Joshua would want to create some of his own.
Hence the SHADOW MAGIC trilogy, published in the US by Disney-Hyperion, and in the UK by Scholastic. Joshua has created a world of ancient sorcery, magnificent forests, dark secrets and really, really big vampire bats.
He lives in London with his family, but he’d rather live in a castle. It wouldn’t have to be very big, just as long as it had battlements.
*Tintagel Castle, in case you were wondering.