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Title: Son of Shadow

Author: John Lenahan

Published: 25th of June 2022 – Eye and Lightning (Lightning Books)

Format: Digital – 310 pages

Hello Hello! How are you?

Today I’m back on the blog to shine the spotlight on Son of Shadow by John Lenahan, currently on #BlogTour with Dave and the team over at @The_WriteReads.

I have to say first and foremost that I adore this cover, it looks very Irish in my opinion, I love the green and the gold, it looks so cool. I also really fancy reading this book, so I’ll definitely do that when I’ve finished my thesis, it sounds like my cup of tea for sure.

Thank you so much as always to Dave for having me on this tour, and thank you to the author and the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book to read and review. Keep your eyes peeled around September-time for my review on the blog!

Now without further ado, let’s see what this book is all about!


A world of faeries, leprechauns and dragons – and magic fuelled by the blood of trees.

A mystery portal to the Real World.

And a pair of curious young adventurers who know they shouldn’t step through it…

Meet Fergal the Second, nicknamed ‘two’. Or ‘Doe’, in his own language. He can do magic. But, for the moment, he’s forgotten where he’s from. Or what’s happened to his blind friend Ruby.

He’s actually from Tir na Nog, the enchanted world of Shadowmagic, where a new generation of the royal House of Duir are cheeking their parents, preparing for adulthood and itching to see the Real World for themselves – whatever the peril.


Born in Philadelphia but long settled in the UK, John Lenahan is an acclaimed magician and TV performer. He fronted his own BBC2 magic series Stuff the White Rabbit, played the voice of the toaster in Red Dwarf, and appeared on a wide range of entertainment shows, including TFI Friday, Comedy Café and Celebrity Squares. He is a member of the exclusive Magic Circle.

He is also the author of the popular Shadowmagic trilogy, a fantasy adventure series for young adults which combines Irish folk myth with 21st-century wit. Son of Shadow takes up the story once more, following the noble houses of the magical parallel world of Tir na Nog into the next generation.

John’s Links: WebsiteTwitterShadow Magic WebsiteGoodreads

That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading my post and will consider trying this book out.

See you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx

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