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Dec 17 2009

The Shadow of Malabron by Thomas Wharton

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Walker, 2008. ISBN 9781406312508.
This book is about a boy named Will Lightfoot who takes his father's motorbike for a ride and gets hurled into the Perilous Realm, which is home to many great and mysterious creatures. When Will finds his companion, Shade, who is sent to accompany him on his journey home, he realizes that it is not that simple to get home, and in order to get home, he must face the 'Night King' and his army of fetches and other weird creatures.
Personally, I didn't like the book because of its supernatural baseline. I mean, if you like talking wolves, wizards and weird creatures and Harry Potter type of books then yeah, it's a great book.
I would recommend this book towards 11-15 year olds, especially those who like Harry Potter type things, as I said. Enjoy reading this as you get catapulted into The Perilous Realm. Isaac Bigg(student)

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