Dream Magic - Signed by Joshua Khan, Illustrated by Ben Hibon
Shadow Magic Book 2
SHADOW MAGIC is a new epic fantasy adventure for upper middle grade readers. Told via the alternating points of view of Lilith Shadow and Thorn, it will appeal to both boy and girl readers, especially those who love Rick Riordan's PERCY JACKSON books and Anthony Horowitz's GATEKEEPERS series.
In a world ruled by six ancient Houses of Magic, a girl and a boy begin an epic and dangerous journey of discovery ...Lilith Shadow, princess of darkness, is struggling with her growing powers. Castle Gloom is filling with ghosts, zombies roam the country and people throughout Gehenna are disappearing. Then Lily is attacked in her own castle by a mysterious sorcerer known as Dreamweaver and his army of jewel-spiders whose bites send victims to sleep.
Thorn, and his giant bat Hades, must save Lily from the realm of sleep and help her overcome the evil Dreamweaver in order for her to reclaim her kingdom.
Praise for Shadow Magic:
'If you are pining for that thrill you felt when you first discovered Harry Potter, let me recommend SHADOW MAGIC. Here is a fantasy world you will lose yourself in -- with Six Great Families of magic, the nicest princess of darkness you've ever met, a peasant boy with skills to rival Robin Hood, and a supporting cast of zombies, paladins, ghost puppies, executioners, minstrels, murderers, and a giant hero bat.
I defy you not to love this story.'
-- Rick Riordan
"Zestful, dynamic and addictive, SHADOW MAGIC is storytelling at its most exuberant. Joshua Khan sweeps you up on the very first page and never lets you go. Close shaves, high adventure, wild fantasy, and giant bats--this book has it all. I haven't had this much fun in ages. Sit back and enjoy the ride!"
-- Jonathan Stroud
"Working together but never losing sight of their individual objectives, Thorn and Lily uncover surprising truths about their families. Despite the gloomy setting, this book vibrates with hope. Short chapters filled with action, appealing characters, and cliff-hanger endings make this fantasy the kind of book readers will find hard to put down. Recommended for all middle grade collections."
-- School Library Journal (starred review)