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Thursday 21 April 2022

Review: The Shadow Arts

Following on from Monstrous Devices comes the thrilling next instalment in this rollercoaster adventure series.

Four months on from their last adventure, memories start to resurface as do old enemies. Just when life is getting back to normal, Alex finds himself on another adventure crossing the globe to find answers.

Not a lot has changed, Alex is still being harassed by the school bully, Kenzie, that is until he starts giving Alex warnings about possible dangers that lie around every corner. Alex is confused and taken aback by the bizarre behaviour – it should have acted as a warning . . .

Then when he least expects it, his grandfather appears out of the shadows to enlist his help in finding his life-long friend Harry who is missing. Finding Harry will not be easy, the catch being they will have to solve the mystery Harry was working on at the time of his disappearance.

A series of art thefts have made headlines, but it is not priceless paintings that are being stolen, instead it’s artefacts that in the wrong hands could change the world as they know it.

One of the clues leads the duo to an ancient secret which lays hidden in the depths of the Black Forest. Alex will need to harness the strange powers of his tin robot and solve the mystery if they are to succeed in rescuing Harry and save the world.

Can you unlock an ancient secret and solve the riddle? Ancient secrets, mind control powers and one weird tin robot are all in the mix in this page turning novel.

Buckle up for another high octane, relentless thriller you will not be able to put down.

Title: The Shadow Arts
Author: Damien Love
Publisher: Bloomsbury, $14.99
Publication Date: 2 July 2021
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780861540860
For Ages: 8 - 12
Type: Junior Fiction