Mia and the Lightcasters by Janelle McCurdy



5 stars! Wouldn’t change a thing. I loved the idea of the umbra shadow creatures. And they can turn into armour too! I enjoyed every bit and couldn’t stop reading. The last bit left me hanging and I can’t wait for book 2! By: Felix (age 11). Rating: 5/5.

This book was amazing, I loved it and would recommend it to people that love adventure with mystery too! I love the names she chose too – so imaginative. By: Lexie (age 10). Rating: 4.5/5.

Great, mysterious book filled with twists and turns! You never know what will come next. I love the beautiful descriptions and the illustrations. By: Mila (age 11). Rating: 5/5.

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The launch of an outstanding debut fantasy series. ‘A fresh, wild, gripping adventure.’ Kieran Larwood, author of The Legend of Podkin One-Ear ‘A thrilling, highly imaginative and action-packed fantasy.’ Louie Stowell, author of Otherland and Loki ‘Thrilling . . . a wonderful adventure.’ L. D. Lapinski, author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency ‘I absolutely loved it.’ Tola Okogwu, author of Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun ‘Pulse-pounding action.’ A. F. Steadman, author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief Beware of the shadows, the Reaper King is coming . . . Mia always dreamed of being an umbra tamer until she met the wild creature on the Nightmare Plains. Since that day, she prefers to stay safe within the walls of Nubis. Safe, that is, until a surprise attack. With her parents captured, Mia’s only hope is to travel to the City of Light to find help. But with only her little brother, two friends and one solitary tamed umbra, the journey feels impossible. Mia not only has to overcome her fears, she also has to learn to harness her umbra taming abilities if they are to complete the quest in time. For fans of Amari and the Night Brothers, The Legend of Podkin One-Ear and Nevermoor, this is the first in the sensational Umbra Tales series, illustrated by Ana Latese.