Shadow Dance (Book One of the Shadow Saga) is a must read for any fantasy enthusiast

9781480138766_p0_v3_s260x420This  gripping tale of heroism and valor, Shadow Dance by John Harrison,  is ideal for young adults as well as mature readers. The plot is tense, dramatic, and engrossing. This book will definitely resonate with the generation raised on epic battles between good and evil such as Harry Potter and Twilight.

Novelist John Harrison has captured the feeling of adventure in this new novel set in a dark time. A prophecy cast from the dawn of time is coming to be fulfilled in a time when almost all hope of salvation is lost. The lands are in chaos and everyone is trying to survive. The last queen was slain through treachery and decades have past since there has been any form of solid rule in Cennicus.

In the interim the races have split from one another and are amassing for a war that threatens to consume them all. This is a time of legends and need. Somehow wrapped up in it all is one boy searching for his past and the keys to his future. Namir and his friends valiantly search out vestiges of his father’s past…a trek that may lead them into the very heart of darkness itself. This is the first book of the Shadow Saga, a must read for any fantasy enthusiast.

“Join with us as we explore the darkness that is Cennicus,” the author writes. Will they lead us to salvation? Or deeper into the very darkness we seek to escape?

Readers will wait eagerly to learn more.

Each of the book’s chapters skillfully leads us as a partner in a “Shadow Dance.”  Harrison’s storytelling keep readers attuned to the bigger picture that his heroes’ deeds are influencing.  This is a superb tale with lots of memorable moments and a great ending. Shadow Dance is on my shortlist of favorite fantasy novels by up-and-coming authors.

John Harrison lives in California with his wife and three sons. Currently, he is working on the next installation of the Shadow Saga, Shadow Flight.

He is a business major that used to work at HP and now works for Reply Inc…
Longue vivent la différence, longue vivent la révolution!

Harrison published Shadow Dance as an Ebook through Smashwords and in print through Amazon and CreateSpace. He launched a new print format as well. The author launched a new Poetry Series: Whispers Through the Veil that is exclusive through amazon for 90 days in E-Print and in print through Create Space.

Shadow Dance can be found in Print at the following locations:

6×9 Trade Paperback:

Standard Paperback:

Whispers Through the Veil: The Poetic Reality of love and Loss can be found here:

Feel free to follow him on:
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For a preview of Shadow Flight follow the link below:

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Very nice. I really like it. Thanks for the compliment as well. 🙂

  2. You are welcome. Nice work and we look forward to your next book. – Michael

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