Blog Tour Spotlight: Son of Shadow by John Lenahan

Today I have a tour spotlight for you! In this post I’ll take you through the blurb, about the author, and a few tour excerpts. If you’d like to follow along with the tour, you can find the full tour schedule here.


A world of faeries, leprechauns and dragons – and magic fuelled by the blood of trees.

A mystery portal to the Real World.

And a pair of curious young adventurers who know they shouldn’t step through it…

Meet Fergal the Second, nicknamed ‘two’. Or ‘Doe’, in his own language. He can do magic. But, for the moment, he’s forgotten where he’s from. Or what’s happened to his blind friend Ruby.

He’s actually from Tir na Nog, the enchanted world of Shadowmagic, where a new generation of the royal House of Duir are cheeking their parents, preparing for adulthood and itching to see the Real World for themselves – whatever the peril.

About the Author

Born in Philadelphia but long settled in the UK, John Lenahan is an acclaimed magician and TV performer. He fronted his own BBC2 magic series Stuff the White Rabbit, played the voice of the toaster in Red Dwarf and has appeared on a wide range of entertainment shows including TFI Friday, Comedy Café and Celebrity Squares. He is a member of the exclusive Magic Circle. He is also the author of the popular Shadowmagic trilogy, a fantasy adventure series for young adults which combines Irish folk myth with 21st-century wit. Son of Shadow takes up the story once more, following the noble houses of the magical parallel world of Tir na Nog into the next generation.

What readers have to say

I found all of the characters to be quirky and fun, and I enjoyed how strong all the women are, finding something to like in each of them.

Tessa Talks Books

I enjoyed the book and would definitely be interested in reading the next part in the trilogy. I’m a slow reader, I think, but managed to read this in a week, so I think that’s a good sign of how it kept me interested throughout.

Kinkajous Read Too

As Doe was discovering the Real World, there were lots of funny moments and I found myself chuckling a few times. On the whole, the story was very good and I will be going back and reading the others in the series and cants wait to see what happens in the next one.


2 thoughts on “Blog Tour Spotlight: Son of Shadow by John Lenahan

  1. Ellie Rayner June 18, 2022 / 2:53 am

    Fab spotlight Jenny! xx

    Liked by 1 person

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