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The Good Hawk (Shadow Skye, Book One)

By Joseph Elliott

A rich fantasy adventure trilogy, full of warring clans, deadly shadows and devastating plagues...

If everything was taken from you, what would you do to get it back? Agatha patrols the sea wall with pride, despite those in her clan who question her right to be there, because of the condition she was born with. Jaime is a reluctant Angler, full of self-doubt and afraid of the sea. When disaster strikes, the pair must embark on a terrifying journey to a land where forgotten magic and dark secrets lurk in every shadow... Thrilling and dark, yet rich with humour and compassion, this novel marks the debut of a wonderful new voice in fantasy and a welcome new kind of protagonist - perfect for fans of The Girl of Ink and Stars, Garth Nix and Michelle Paver.

  • The first in an epic new fantasy adventure trilogy aimed at young teens.
  • The Good Hawk aligns most closely with Michelle Paver’s internationally acclaimed and bestselling Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, which is set in a pre-agricultural Stone Age Europe. It is also perfect for fans of Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom series (Sabriel etc.), Christopher Paolini's Eragon and Kiran Millwood Hargrave's The Girl of Ink and Stars.
  • Protagonist Agatha has Down's syndrome in a world where her condition is unnamed, making her an unusual and much-needed fantasy protagonist.

About the author

Joseph Elliott is a writer and actor, well-known for his work in children’s television including CBeebies series "Swashbuckle". 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 first book, The Good Hawk, 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 on Twitter: @joseph_elliott.

ISBN: 9781406385854
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2020
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 368pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 02/02/20 at 22:18:07
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