Secret of the Shadow Beasts


Product Details

$17.99  $16.73
Dial Books
Publish Date
5.35 X 8.35 X 1.26 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Diane Magras (she/her) is the award-winning author of The New York Times Editors' Choice The Mad Wolf's Daughter, as well as its companion novel, The Hunt for the Mad Wolf's Daughter. An unabashed fan of libraries (where she wrote her first novel as a teenager), history from all voices, and the perfect cup of tea, Diane lives in Maine with her husband and son. You can find her at


"Percy Jackson meets The Witcher in this fast-paced middle-grade fantasy filled with creatures of the night. . . . Nora proves to be an endearing and courageous protagonist . . . [R]eaders will be equally enchanted by the world of Brannland and the mythology behind the Umbrae. A thrilling fantasy."--Booklist

"[A]n emotionally rich, character-driven contemporary fantasy."--PW

"Part science fiction, part medieval quest, Secret of the Shadow Beasts sparks with action and swells with emotion. Diane Magras has created a diverse cast of compelling kid characters who forge strong friendships, fight off terrifying beasts, and above all, seek the truth. I couldn't put it down!"--Rajani LaRocca, Newbery Honor-winning author of Red, White, and Whole; Midsummer's Mayhem; and Much Ado About Baseball

"Brimming with thrills and high-stakes action, this nonstop adventure swoops like a battle-axe, even as it races along with courage and heart. This one will hold a high place on my bookshelf."--Brad McLelland, co-author of the award-winning Legends of the Lost Causes trilogy

"This middle-grade book filled with action and heart is like Dungeons & Dragons meets Stranger Things. Secret of the Shadow Beasts will keep young readers rooting for Nora, the story's brave protagonist, and her friends, reminding us of the importance of taking care of our earth as well as each other."--Samantha M Clark, author of Arrow

"With Secret of the Shadow Beasts [Magras] begins a terrific new series blending her penchant for medieval settings and weaponry with modern gaming elements. Great characters and a taut narrative await you!"--Kenny Brechner, Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers