The Shadow Arts

Pages: 416
Imprint: Rock the Boat

The Shadow Arts

‘A dark, mysterious, adrenaline-pumping rollercoaster of a story’ Kieran Larwood

Damien Love

The thrilling sequel to Monstrous Devices - Alex and his grandfather hold the fate of history itself in their hands in a Rick Riordan meets Raiders of the Lost Ark adventure of epic proportions!
Paperback
9780861540884 (3 Feb 2022)
RRP £7.99
Hardback
9781786079381 (20 May 2021)
RRP £12.99

The Book


‘A dark, mysterious,  adrenaline-pumping rollercoaster of a story' Kieran Larwood, author of The Five Realms

‘Clever, funny, exciting and occasionally downright nasty - terrific stuff!' Alastair Chisholm, author of Orion Lost

‘A brilliant sequel' Jennifer Killick, author of Crater Lake

The thrilling sequel to Monstrous Devices - Alex and his grandfather hold the fate of history itself in their hands in a Rick Riordan meets Raiders of the Lost Ark adventure of epic proportions!

 

When Alex's grandfather sent him a tin robot with strange powers, his world changed forever…

Now, Alex must help his grandfather rescue his old friend Harry, who has fallen into the clutches of a formidable foe.

The duo's mission takes them on a desperate dash across Europe, chasing down the mystery Harry was investigating when he disappeared.

But can Alex work out the ancient secret that lies hidden in the depths of Germany's Black Forest and harness the powers of his robot before it's too late?

Innocent lives - and even history itself - are at stake.


Additional Information

Pages 416
Imprint Rock the Boat

 

About the Author

Damien Love was born in Scotland and lives in Glasgow. He is the author of several books on film and filmmakers. He has the ability to talk to cats, but there is no evidence that they understand him. Monstrous Devices was his first novel. Learn more at damienlove.com.

Reviews

‘It's taken everything I loved from the first book and turned it up to eleven. Clever, funny, exciting and occasionally downright nasty - terrific stuff!'

- Alastair Chisholm, author of Orion Lost

‘A brilliant sequel.'

- Jennifer Killick, author of Crater Lake

‘A dark, mysterious,  adrenaline-pumping, rollercoaster of a story. You won't be able to stop reading!'

- Kieran Larwood, author of The Five Realms

'Car chases and wrecks, sudden attacks, desperate battles, weird visions…Breathlessly paced adventure with rousingly eerie and icky notes.'

- Kirkus

‘Damien has a fabulous imagination, these books are truly unique in plot. They are both high action, great pace and full of peril to ensure those pages just keep on turning… Very happy to recommend both of these books for aged 9 to 109 year olds.'

- Independent Book Reviews

‘Alex and his granddad's next breathtaking adventure is set in a magical and mysterious corner of Europe… a superbly assured sequel where detailed settings, a clever plot, and cliffhanging action combine in an unforgettable read. At 400 pages, it's epic and all-consuming. Car chases, thrilling attacks, desperate escapes, and otherworldly magic will draw you into this roller coaster of a story… Highly recommended.'

- South China Morning Post

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