The Shadowlands

“The Shadowlands lie to the west of Ithilmir, a desolate valley ringed by towering mountains. Nothing living remains and even though it was once lush and fertile it is now nothing more than a scar etched onto the landscape. There, the souls of those who have died wander freely for eternity. It is said that a constant mist swirls down from the peaks and covers the dead in a silver shroud. The Shadowlands are very real but they are not somewhere that the living should ever tread. Those that have dared to venture there have returned changed or not at all.”
– Snudge

Welcome to The Shadowland Chronicles! The Spyglass and the Cherry Tree, the debut novel of author Matt Beighton and the first in the Shadowland Chronicles, will be published summer 2017.

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It Begins With A Lighthouse

Once again, Skye had the feeling that something was wrong. She turned her gaze and looked at the abandoned lighthouse. From here, it was only a few hundred yards across the gravel road but the darkness hid all details. In the distance, she could hear angry waves crashing against the rocks at the base of the cliff.

As she looked, a small green light flickered inside the lantern room before disappearing just as suddenly. Skye blinked, convinced that she’d imagined it, but, sure enough, it flashed again.