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Ross MacKenzie


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Range: Kelpies eBook 280 pages ISBN: 9781782503439 Publication date: 8th September 2016
"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 doesn’t 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.'
-- MinervaReads

'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.'
-- BookTrust

'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

'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



Ross MacKenzie is the author of The Nowhere Emporium, winner of the Blue Peter Award and the Scottish Children’s Book Award. He lives in Renfrew, where he grew up, with his wife and two daughters, but spends much of his time in another world.

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