Dream Magic by Joshua Khan
(Shadow Magic)

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...though there’s the go-girl empowerment of Lily’s audacious practice of sorcery, a post-climactic decision is enough to make any burgeoning feminist wince. Gothic repast for connoisseurs of tenebrous tales, dark arts, and black eyeliner.
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A second high fantasy, middle-grade novel from Joshua Khan. In Book 2 of a three book series, things are dire for the inhabitants of Castle Gloom and the surrounding villages. The undead are leaving their graves in droves, a troll army is on the march from the north, and people are mysteriously disappearing from their homes. The people of Gehenna are blaming their misfortunes on Lilith Shadow, their young queen. They believe she has cursed them by using magic, a practice forbidden to women. With her trusty executioner among the missing and her blackguard soldiers busy battling trolls, it is up to Lily and her friend Thorn to root out the real cause of all the trouble. Their search will uncover ugly truths and eventually lead to a nightmarish confrontation with nothing less than the rulership of the realm at stake. Zombies, ghosts, trolls, dream weavers, a black-hearted villain, and a giant hero bat are only some of the imaginative delights that await readers who relish a soaring adventure combined with a hair-raising mystery.
 

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Author Bio: Joshua Khan was born in Britain, a land filled with ancient castles, dark forests, and tales of legendary heroes and fantastical monsters. He can tell you who King Arthur fought on Baden Hill, but can’t tell you what he himself had for breakfast. So, his head stuffed with magical stories, it was inevitable that Joshua would want to create some of his own. Hence SHADOW MAGIC. Josh 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. Follow him on Twitter: @WriterJoshKhan
 
Published April 11, 2017 by Disney Hyperion. 352 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction
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Below average
on Feb 04 2017

...though there’s the go-girl empowerment of Lily’s audacious practice of sorcery, a post-climactic decision is enough to make any burgeoning feminist wince. Gothic repast for connoisseurs of tenebrous tales, dark arts, and black eyeliner.

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