Witch Hunter meets Robin of Sherwood in this fresh sword and sorcery adventure tale for middle grade and young adult readers.
The Phantom’s Curse by Shelley Wilson updates the myth and legend of Robin Hood and infuses it with sorcery, magic, adventure, and plenty of sword fights. It follows Marianne’s (Maz) journey as she battles with a corrupt lord and wicked sorcerer, gathers her band of merry men, and does battle with an ancient demon.
After her brother is wrongfully arrested in the city of Obanac, Marianne seeks the help of Robbie and her friends to save him. When whispers of an old sorcerer and the threat of the phantom’s curse begin to pose a threat to the whole realm, Marianne must learn to embrace the magic within her if she is to save everyone from the rising evil.
“At heart, this is a story of loyalty, friendships, and learning to believe in yourself,” says author Shelley Wilson. “I’m a mum of three teenagers so this is very important to me, and I enjoy exploring these themes in my writing for young adults.”
The Phantom’s Curse is the perfect read for fans of fantasy and adventure, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker or those who enjoy an updated twist on the classic tale of Robin Hood. Suitable for readers 10+.
Advance Praise for The Phantom’s Curse
“a fast-paced, engaging first-person narrative that moves skillfully between sympathy-evoking personal experience and broad-ranging, sometimes violent action. [This] medieval-inflected fantasy…will appeal to female action-hero aficionados.” —Kirkus Reviews
“a short, fun adventure about the power of friendship and family in a world where darkness is trying to destroy everything.” —The Bookish Raven
“Shelley Wilson creates dynamic and intricate characters that have complex backgrounds and as their plot lines unfold you can’t help but [relate] to them…a well written and thought out novel…will captive many a reader…” —Serena Bourke, Librarian and NetGalley Reviewer
“…a wonderful retelling of the well-known Robin Hood story…a fascinating plot, with evil sorcerers, black magic and the hope that if we all stay together, we can win.” —Larra Chersan, LibraryThing
The Phantom’s Curse is published by BHC Press and is available to purchase in hardcover (978-1-64397-071-4), trade softcover (978-1-64397-091-2), and ebook (978-1-64397-092-9) at all major booksellers.
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About the author: Shelley Wilson writes fiction that combines myth, legend and fairy tales with a side order of demonic chaos for both the middle grade and young adult markets. An obsessive list maker who loves pizza, vampires, mythology, and history, she resides in the United Kingdom with her three teenagers.
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