The Shadows of Rookhaven (Hardback)Padraig Kenny (author)
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Kenny’s intelligent, empathetic gothic fantasy series continues, as monsters descend on Rookhaven for The Great Configuration and Mirabelle discovers that her part-human heritage makes her an outsider to many esteemed guests.
Shadows are gathering over Rookhaven.
It is the time of The Great Configuration, a once in a hundred years event. Family and monsters descend on Rookhaven from all over the country to take part. But amid the guests there is an interloper. One who is disguised and has an eye on their destruction.
Meanwhile Mirabelle - part human, part monster - discovers that to those from outside Rookhaven she is not considered family at all... and, forced to search further afield for knowledge of her true history, she risks everything - and everyone.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 224 x 143 x 38 mm
Praise for The Monsters of Rookhaven:
'A stunning book . . . a brand new take on the monster story' - Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl
'A magnificent, shadowy, gothic adventure full of heart' - Emma Carroll, author of Frost Hollow Hall
'A wildly imaginative story . . . a triumph' - Irish Examiner
'One of the most startlingly original children's books I've read in years. It feels like Padraig Kenny, with Edward Bettison's mesmerizing illustrations, has created a whole new genre' - Piers Torday
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Definitely a winning story from Pádraig Kenny, this is the sequel to The Monsters of Rookhaven (which I have not yet read, but will be reading on the strength of this book.
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“A wildly imaginative story of family and friiendship”
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“Gorgeous story and illustrations”
A fantastic follow up to The Monsters of Rookhaven.
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