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Kid View: Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan (Shadow Magic series, book #1)

Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan, map of Gehenna

Kid View: Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan (Shadow Magic series, book #1)

Shadow Magic Book Cover Shadow Magic
Shadow Magic series
Joshua Khan
Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Middle Grades, Creepy
Disney-Hyperion
April 12, 2016
336
11-14

 
Lilith Shadow is the daughter of the ruling family of the House Shadow but when her family is mysteriously killed on a trip, she is forced to become the ruler of House Shadow. And deal with tons of new problems that she had never even heard about.
 
And Thorn grew up with his family near the forest until the day he was forced to flee from him home, but that ended up just getting himself captured and sold to the to the executioner of House Shadow to work as a slave. But even with how much their lives had changed no one could have foreseen what was to come.
 

 
Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan book review front cover
 

Review

 
Shadow Magic is a humorous and creepy start to this epic series, Shadow Magic, that will make you laugh out loud and then your heart thump right after. It is a fantasy and horror type book that will keep you thinking about what’s about to happen next. A totally epic book if ask me!
 
Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan, Lily and Gabriel reflection
 
The reading level isn’t to high for most middle grade readers but there is a lot of intense, violent, and gory content (mostly violent and some goriness ) so of course I loved it but I think the age to read it would be 11 and up. And on top of all the other stuff Gehenna is a dark place where they are known for creating ghosts and such, as well as pulling people up from the dead as zombies. So as you could assume there is a lot of talk about deaths and such. So in that case, if you are into creepy horror books you should start reading this novel right now! But be forewarned you may not be able to put it down. OK maybe I’m overreacting a bit, there also are some funny parts. Most of those involve Thorn and Gabriel because Thorn is just a peasant but he is stubborn as a boulder and Gabriel is a stuck-up noble who thinks he is the only and greatest person in the world, so they are constantly going at it, which allows the reader to laugh aloud at their conversations. Most of this book is set in Gehenna a place that anyone else from anywhere else would think of as terrible and creepy but the Gehennish think of as a normal cozy place to live. There are so many weird things in this book I couldn’t even list them all if I tried.
 
Mischief. They'd only intended to have fun at the fair, but now look. -Joshua Khan, Shadow Magic
 
Even with all this extra fantasy creepiness, Joshua Khan still somehow make it seem so realistic, as though somewhere in a distant land a place like this could exist. I really don’t know how he, or any other authors for that matter, can come up with a good idea and then just put it paper as a story, I know from experience it is extremely hard. This series are the only one Khan has published so far, and I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, (I had to copy and paste all those reallys) hope he writes tons more middle grade books because they are so epic!
 
Shadow Magic by Joshua Khan Entering the Shadow Library
 


about xavier

Hi my name is Xavier, my mom and I started this site when I was ten (I’m eleven now). I began working on this site because I love to read so much and I always give my friends ideas for books they should read. Click here to see a list of my favorites books. Other than reading I like to draw and play Minecraft. I also like to rollerblade and build stuff. For a sport I do Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a type of martial arts.

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