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"Are you brave?"
Kirby is being watched by a spider. Weirder still, a strange girl with extraordinary powers bangs on his window in the middle of the night. Stuff like this doesnt happen to him. Exactly how frightened should he be?
From the master storyteller Ross MacKenzie, author of award-winning THE NOWHERE EMPORIUM, comes a new, darkly magical world.
"Even monsters are scared of something. And that something is me."
'Spooky and deliciously dark in places, this is a fabulously gripping story about the power of love, friendship and overcoming scary situations.'
'Another brilliant page-turner from Blue Peter Book Award winner, Ross MacKenzie. It twists and turns between darkness and light, and is full of suspense, mystery and intrigue. Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, Cliff McNish and JK Rowling.'
'Ross MacKenzie deftly weaves a world of magic and adventure in a fantasy adventure novel replete twists and turns magnificently and will keep thrilled young readers ages 9 to 12 guessing right to the end. Impressively original and exceptionally well written, ''Shadowsmith'' is a consistently compelling read from beginning to end.'
-- Midwest Book Review
'Ross MacKenzie weaves ancient magic into the modern world in a fast-paced tale that is suspenseful and gripping. Kirby's story teaches readers that fear is nothing to be ashamed of, and that it is even necessary to overcome scary situations. Amelia's character embodies the essence of change and forgiveness. The book is filled with mystery and fantasy.'
-- BYU Children's Book & Media Review
'I loved everything about this gripping book and would recommend it to fans of fantasy and mystery books.'
-- Nicola Sullivan, Age 10, for National Geographic Kids
The Kelpies team are all thrilled to announce that Ross MacKenzie’s dazzling novel The Nowhere Emporium has won Best Story in this year’s the Blue Pet …read more >