By Thomas Taylor

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...

On the eve of Ghastly Night, a hypnotic stage magician, Caliastra, checks in to Eerie-on-Sea's Grand Nautilus Hotel. She's arrived with her entourage to put on a show – and she claims to be related to Herbert Lemon. Caliastra's act is so shadowy and strange that Herbie's friend Violet wonders if dark forces are at work, but Herbie won't hear a word said against his new relation. Meanwhile, folk are disappearing from the town, 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. Could the Shadowghast have really returned?

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406386301
  • Published: 02 Sep 2021
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 336

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Customer reviews


'Taylor's magical touch makes you believe the impossible.'

'I think it was well-written and I think that fans of the previous books will really enjoy it.' Books Up North

'This was the best book ever. It is the 3rd in the series and is absolutely fantastic book.' Toppsta

' This is a really good mystery book. It has a lot of action, adventure and lots of twists and turns to the plot. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.' Toppsta

' This is the best book I have read in forever! In the style of the main character, Herbert Lemon, two words that go together to describe this book are magnificent and magical. Now that I have visited Eerie-on-Sea, I really wish I could stay longer and go on more amazing adventures with Herbie, Violet and Erwin. This book is worth a milky way of stars-I'm sorry I could only award it five!' Toppsta

' Bubbling over with suspense, strange creatures and superstition, this is another unputdownable read from Thomas Taylor. I loved being transported to the mystery-filled, atmospheric world of Eerie-on-Sea. I was gripped by the story from beginning to end.' Toppsta

'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.' The Gingerbread House

'spooky, intriguing and strange, this is a story full of dark magic' The Week Junior

'Quite frankly the best children’s fiction books ever!' Great British Life and Suffolk Magazine

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