The Phantom's Curse
The Phantom's Curse by Shelley Wilson
Shelley Wilson
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Shelley Wilson
Shelley Wilson
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ISBN Numbers
Hardcover: 978-1-64397-071-4
Softcover:  978-1-64397-091-2
Ebook:        978-1-64397-092-9
LCCN: 2020931374

Page Count: 208
Release Date: 6/11/2020
MG / YA / Fantasy / Adventure
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An old evil threatens to rise from the depths of the warded city…

Sixteen-year-old Marianne lives a simple life as a healer in the Link, looking after her younger brother since their parents’ exile. Little does she know how everything will change after attending the blessing in the city of Obanac. After her brother is wrongfully imprisoned, Marianne seeks his release from Crawford Reign, the Lord of Obanac. But she’s faced with an impossible choice—the lord wants her in exchange. To save her brother she turns to the daring outlaw Robbie and his friends for help. Along with the help of Theo, the holy man’s son, a daring rescue soon uncovers rumors of an old sorcerer who may still live and whispers of the phantom’s curse—an evil that requires a host and seeks to destroy the world—threatening to resurface. 

With the threat of an old evil rising in Obanac and the attacks of the Black Riders throughout the realm, nowhere seems safe. To save the people of the land and everyone she cares about, Marianne must unlock the secret to who she really is and embrace the mage magic that stirs within her. 
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“a fast-paced, engaging first-person narrative that moves skillfully between sympathy-evoking personal experience and broad-ranging, sometimes violent action. [This] medieval-inflected fantasy…will appeal to female action-hero aficionados.
— Kirkus Reviews
“Shelley Wilson creates dynamic and intricate characters that have complex backgrounds and as their plot lines unfold you can't help but relating to them.…a well written and thought out novel…for YA lovers.
— Serena Bourke, Librarian
“…a short, fun adventure about the power of friendship and family in a world where darkness is trying to destroy everything.
— The Bookish Raven
“A well written and engaging YA book that fans of the fantasy genre will no doubt enjoy.
— Kathy Carberry, NetGalley Reviewer
“With a compelling story line and interesting characters this was a quick, entertaining read.
— For the Love of Reading
“Captivating from the very beginning… Wilson has succeeded in getting me invested in these characters.
— Rebecca Veight, The Bookclub Page
“This story was a lot of fun, extremely fast paced and a delight to read.
— Alyssa Valliere, Lys Reads on YouTube
“Excellent read, the story captures the readers attention and takes them along for a great adventure, as good and evil collide.
— Mark Erion, NetGalley Reviewer
“I enjoyed it immensely…
— Books Become You
“Think Hunger Games meeting Lord of the Rings meeting medieval society with a Star Wars-ian plot twist. I found the book enjoyable
— LibraryThing Early Reviewers
…a perfect short novel for young adults.
— Eszter Szika, LibraryThing Early Reviewers
“Wonderful, fast-paced YA fantasy… Younger teen readers will be engaged and left wanting more.
— Teresa Grabs, Goodreads Reviewer
“Fantastic book! plenty of twists that I didn't see coming and the story wrapped up nicely.
— Lea, Goodreads Reviewer
“…a wonderful retelling of the well-known Robin Hood story…a fascinating plot, with evil sorcerers, black magic and the hope that if we all stay together, we can win.
— Larra Chersan, LibraryThing
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“A fast paced action story surrounding a female hero. I liked the way this was written and felt the end was put together well. Marianne is a really rounded character and I feel girls of her age will feel connected with her point of view story.
— Benedict Perry, NetGalley