I’m not sure how we first discovered Eerie on Sea but my son and I devoured the first two books in the series, Malamander and Gargantis. We love the world of Eerie on Sea so much it even inspired some World Book Day crafting earlier this year when we made our own Eerie Book Dispensary book nook! We have been looking forward to the third book, Shadowghast, for ages and were so excited to be sent a copy by NetGalley to review and share. We have been reading it whenever we can!
Shadowghast by Thomas Taylor
Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks and the wreck of the battleship Leviathan, where legendary storms rage and unctuous creatures creep.
A creepy magician with a shadowy act. A legend that goes back to the dawn of time. Eerie-on-Sea just got stranger. And darker…
A mysterious stage magician has set up in the theatre at the end of the pier, with an act so hypnotic and strange that Herbie Lemon and his friend Violet Parma suspect dark forces are at work. Meanwhile, folk are disappearing from Eerie-on-Sea, and no one knows why. There is an Eerie legend that goes back to the dawn of time, about a creature made of darkness that devours the shadows of the living. But could the Shadowghast really have returned?
We loved reading Shadowghast and loved reading about the adventures of Herbie and Violet. It’s full of mystery and suspense and a great addition to the Eerie-on-Sea series, but can also be read as a stand alone story. We love the characters in Eerie-on-Sea and can’t wait to read the next story! This is a great story to read at this time of year but fans of Eerie-on-Sea will enjoy it all year round.
Shadowghast by Thomas Taylor was published by Walker Books. Thanks to NetGalley for a copy to review.