Evernight by Ross MacKenzie

Publication Date: 6 February 2020

The Blurb

Thousands of years ago, the Evernight came to the Silver Kingdom and turned everything to darkness and chaos. It was only defeated thanks to the skill and bravery of the Witches. But now the Evernight is about to return, released by the evil Mrs Hester, and the only spell that might stop it is lost, deep below the great city of King’s Haven.

Then orphan Larabelle Fox stumbles across a mysterious wooden box while treasure-hunting in the city’s sewers. Little does she realise she is about to be catapulted into an adventure, facing wild magic and mortal danger – and a man who casts no shadow . . .

Cover illustration by Amy Grimes

The Review

A phenomenal fantasy set in a beautifully crafted world with characters to love and loathe – it’s magical, menacing and mesmerising.

As characters go in middle-grade books, Shadow Jack may be one of the most sinister I’ve read. From the outset, the darkness within him extinguishes hope as he sweeps through the shadows and sewers in pursuit of his prey.

Larabelle Fox is brave yet vulnerable as she finds herself at the centre of a magic so old and dark it threatens to consume her world and everyone she holds dear. Only with Joe and Double Eight at her side, can she begin to fight back against the evil determined to destroy her.

Mrs Hester’s magical hold over King’s Haven is tyranical, and her plans so bold and brazen, it is clear to see how all-consuming power can be.

I don’t think I’ve ever been so relieved to read a book in sunshine so strong that all shadows were banished! Read in a well lit place.

The first in a trilogy; I can’t wait for more!

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Huge thanks to Andersen Press for sending me a copy.