Mia and the Lightcasters
The launch of an outstanding debut fantasy series, the biggest middle grade fantasy debut of 2022.
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The biggest middle grade fantasy debut of 2022.
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.
‘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.’ Tolá Okogwu, author of Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun
‘Pulse-pounding action.’ A. F. Steadman, author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief
A fresh, wild, gripping adventure, full of shadowy magic and awesome creatures. I want my own umbra!
A thrilling, highly imaginative and action-packed fantasy with family at its heart.
I really enjoyed this thrilling story, with its feelings of Pokémon, Fireborn and Final Fantasy. It was a wonderful adventure, and I can’t wait to see what Janelle does next with the characters.
This book has everything I love: cinematic world-building, a page-turning adventure, pulse-pounding action scenes and characters so vivid I miss them already.
I absolutely loved it. A richly imagined world, with brilliant characters that you can’t help but love. This fast-paced story, full of excitement and mystery, left me desperate to become an umbra tamer myself. I can’t wait to read the next instalment.
A deliciously dark and magical world that video game fanatics will devour.
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