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The Burning Swift (Shadow Skye, Book Three)

By Joseph Elliott

The epic conclusion to the critically acclaimed Shadow Skye series, a rich fantasy adventure trilogy set in a mythical Scotland.

When news reaches Skye of a deadly army approaching from the south, set on the destruction of every living Scotian, the clans rally to defend themselves. But against such a huge force, victory seems impossible. As Jaime risks his life with an ancient and forbidden blood magic, Sigrid returns to the wilds of Ingland in the hope of an alliance. Meanwhile, Agatha is forced on a journey to the very heart of the enemy, where death and betrayal waits in every shadow. With the fate of Skye in their hands, it will take all their courage, cunning and sacrifice to not only survive the final battle, but to save the future of Scotia... The breathtaking finale to the critically acclaimed Shadow Skye series, for fans of Philip Pullman and Garth Nix.

  • Elliott is an actor and screen-writer, known for his work in children’s television and with an engaging online presence.
  • Protagonist Agatha has Down's syndrome in a world where her condition is unnamed, making her an unusual and much-needed fantasy protagonist.
  • Protagonist Jaime is a young gay man in a society that doesn't accept his sexuality - a nuanced and authentic exploration of the LGBT experience.

About the author

Joseph Elliott is a writer and actor, well-known for his work in children’s television including CBeebies series "Swashbuckle" and CBBC sketch show "Big Fat Like". His commitment to serving children with special education needs was instilled at a young age: his mother is a teacher trained in special needs education, and his parents provided respite foster care for children with additional needs. He has worked at a recreational centre for children with learning disabilities and as a teaching assistant at Westminster Special Schools. The heroine of his debut series, the Shadow Skye trilogy, was inspired by the many incredible children he has worked with, especially those with Down’s syndrome. Joseph lives in London. Say hello to Joseph at @joseph_elliott.

ISBN: 9781406385885
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 5, 2022
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 400pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 05/01/22 at 01:02:35
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