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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781849412742
  • Imprint: Red Fox
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99

King Of Shadows




Award-winning author Susan Cooper brings the vivid, magical world of Shakespeare's London to life in this rich and powerful novel.

I lay very still, with all my senses telling me that I had gone mad. The plague? Nobody's had the plague for centuries . . .

Nathan Field, a talented young actor, arrives at the newly rebuilt Globe Theatre in London to play Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream. As rehearsals begin, eerie echoes of the past begin to haunt Nat, and he falls sick with a mysterious sickness.

When he wakes, Nat finds himself in 1599, an actor at the original Globe - and his co-star is none other than the King of Shadows himself: William Shakespeare.

Nat's new life is full of excitement, danger and the passionate friendship that he has longed for since the tragic death of his parents. But why has he been sent to the past - and is he trapped there forever?

  • Pub date: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781849412742
  • Imprint: Red Fox
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Susan Cooper

Susan Cooper was born in Buckinghamshire, read English at Oxford and began her career as a reporter and feature-writer for the Sunday Times. She then married an American and moved to the United States. Her sequence of fantasy novels for young adults, The Dark Is Rising, has won numerous international awards, including the Newbery Medal, and has been translated into eleven languages. She has written a number of other books for children and adults, a Broadway play, and several films for television and the cinema. She has two children and lives in Fairfield, Connecticut. Susan is married to the Canadian actor Hume Cronyn.

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Praise for King Of Shadows

“A masterful novel”

Publishers Weekly


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