Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 02/09/2021
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Bookseller Reviews

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Ghastly goings on
Another brilliant story from Thomas Taylor, set in Eerie-on-Sea. Once again Herbie and his friend Violet must defeat dark forces that seem to gravitate to... READ MORE
Katherine at Walton-on-Thames


A creepy magician with a shadowy act. A legend that goes back to the dawn of time. Eerie-on-Sea just got stranger. And darker... A mysterious stage magician has set up in the theatre at the end of the pier, with an act so hypnotic and strange that Herbie Lemon and his friend Violet Parma suspect dark forces are at work. Meanwhile, folk are disappearing from Eerie-on-Sea, and no one knows why. There is an Eerie legend that goes back to the dawn of time, about a creature made of darkness that devours the shadows of the living. But could the Shadowghast really have returned?

  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781406386301
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 301g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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Intrigue, mystery and a sense of trepidation
The summer season is over in Eerie-in-Sea and everyone is looking forward to Ghastly Night, Eerie’s own version of Halloween where the shadowy creature wit... READ MORE
Mrs Wall
Yes! Yes! Yes! I was so fortunate to get this early, as a teacher. My son and I had been excitedly discussing the arrival of the next Thomas Taylor ad... READ MORE
wendy flood
A fabulously spooky mystery
I’ve always been a reader. I still remember now the excitement I felt as a child when I was taken to visit the book department in Jarrolds – a large indepe... READ MORE
Jacqui  Sydney
loved it!
Is there a better way to spend a day then delving into the next Eerie-on-Sea adventure? I loved every minute of this latest adventure by Thomas Taylor. Th... READ MORE
You’ll never look for a shadow in the same way again!
I became hooked on Thomas Taylor’s books during lockdown when I listened to the eaudiobooks from my local library app, so I was very happy to receive a rev... READ MORE
In Eerie-on-Sea even the shadows are in danger...
This is one of my favourite children's series and in this story we find out more about Herbie and the mysteries of Eerie-on-Sea. Having enjoyed his Malama... READ MORE
Cathy Petersen
A spooky adventure
This is a great third book in the Eerie-on-Sea series, once again following Herbert Lemon and Violet as they uncover more of the legends from the town. Sha... READ MORE
Mrs S and Her Books
Phenomenal series!!
This is such an amazing series! Wow. I was blown away when I loved the 2nd book even more than the 1st..Well now this 3rd book is my favorite lol So they j... READ MORE
Belle’s Middle Grade
Sublime Shadowghast
There is something about Thomas Taylor’s writing that just dazzles. Having read Malamander for the first time this summer, I devoured the next two in quick... READ MORE
Abigail Collins
This is the perfect book for this time of year with its creepy and slightly dark plot
Our young protagonist and Lost-and-Founder at the Grand Nautilus Hotel in Eerie-on-Sea, Herbie Lemon is back in the third instalment of his series set in t... READ MORE
A Possibly Perfect series
The third instalment in a truly exceptional children's series. All the brilliant inhabitants of Eerie-on-sea return along with a few new ones for a typical... READ MORE
James Haddell