Katherine Langrish The Shadow Hunt

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The Shadow Hunt

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9780061116766: The Shadow Hunt

Wolf is on the run—from the oppressive monastery where he was raised, from the ghosts and demons that haunt the windswept moors of Devil's Edge, and from the shadows in the landscape that resemble the Devil himself.

When Wolf rescues a strange child on Devil's Edge, he takes her to a grand castle hoping to win the favor of its ruler. There he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a girl named Nest, and he thinks he's finally found a place to call home. Wolf is determined to fit in, but not everything is as it seems at the castle. Dark forces are conspiring against Wolf and Nest, and a sinister enemy is looming closer than they could ever realize.

With lies masquerading as reality, will Wolf and Nest learn who they can trust . . . before it's too late?

Critically acclaimed author Katherine Langrish has created a wonderfully spooky and richly imagined world of ghosts and magical creatures, where good may be evil and light may give way to dark.

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About the Author:

Katherine Langrish is the author of Troll Fell, a New York Public Library "One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing" book; Troll Mill, a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age; and Troll Blood. She grew up in the Yorkshire Dales, the hill country of northern England. She graduated with an honors degree in English from the University of London and has been writing stories for most of her life. Katherine currently lives in England with her husband and two daughters.

Review:

“A narrative that masterfully allows every possibility to exist. Never telling and always showing, this spooky yet utterly grounded story features pitch-perfect prose, suspense, and redemption.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

“A vividly rendered, engrossing tale. Provocative [and] beautifully wrought, illustrating the power of compassion and storytelling, for characters and readers alike.” (Booklist (starred review))

Praise for The Shadow Hunt:“Langrish is a first-rate storyteller.” (The Times (London))

“Beautifully written, with real emotions, hopes, fears and dreams, and a goodly dollop of magic and mystery. Langrish fans are not going to be disappointed. Highly recommended to all fans of supernatural fantasy.” (The Bookbag (UK))

Praise for Katherine Langrish:“Katherine Langrish has unearthed a captivating world. Her style is quirky and hypnotic and her characters are instantly recognizable as someone you know, or someone you wish you didn’t.” (Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl, for Troll Fell)

“Filled with fantastic creatures, Viking ships, and some extremely loathsome humans, this is an exciting adventure story...Great fun.” (School Library Journal (starred review) for Troll Fell)

“Full measures of danger, suspense, heroism, magic, and just desserts. Climaxed by a well-set-up twist and a splendidly trollish subterranean wedding feast, will keep readers glued to the page.” (Booklist (starred review) for Troll Fell)

“Langrish really knows how to construct a plot, keep tension mounting, and provide a satisfying narrative climax.” (Kirkus Reviews, for Troll Mill)

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