Written by Zoe Marriott
Part of the The Name of the Blade Series
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The Lovereading4Kids comment
Fans of Cassandra Clare, L.A. Weatherly and Becca Fitzpatrick will love this, the second in The Name of the Blade series which is steeped in Japanese myth and legend. In the first in the Name of the Blade series, The Night Itself, against all odds, Mio, Jack and Shinobu defeated the terrifying Nekomata and get back to London alive. But the Underworld has spawned a worse monster in London - one carrying a devastating plague. So British-Japanese protagonist Mio, the sort of heroine the reader will aspire to be, battles to save the city but not without sacrifice.
Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert review, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
- Alice D'Angelo, age 15 - 'Darkness Hidden has the perfect mix of reality and fantasy to engage readers, and I loved the suspense and adventure throughout.' Read full review >
- Ciara Gallagher, age 14 St. Colm’s High School - 'I think this book is an excellent read and you should really give it a go, you won’t be disappointed.' Read full review >
Darkness Hidden by Zoe Marriott
Who would you sacrifice to save the world? Don't miss the second explosive book in the young adult fantasy series, The Name of the Blade. Against all odds, Mio, Jack and Shinobu have defeated the terrifying Nekomata and got home alive. But Mio is still compelled to protect the katana, and now the Underworld has spawned a worse monster - one carrying a devastating plague that sweeps through London like wildfire. As Mio struggles to protect the city and control the sword's deadly powers, she realizes that this time there is no way she can keep everyone she loves out of the line of fire.
Zoe Marriott is a rising star of fantasy fiction. The Times
Praise for The Night Itself....
“Japanese mythology meets urban awesomeness (and a swoon-worthy romance!). The Night Itself captivated me.” L. A. Weatherly, author of the Angel Trilogy
“Mio is a wonderful heroine who reminded me of some of my favourite superhero characters, and her connection with Shinobu is touching and believable. The Japanese
mythology was refreshing, and I absolutely cannot wait for the next book in the series!”
Karen Mahoney, author of the Iron Witch Trilogy and Falling to Ash
“A beautiful, awe-inspiring ride through an iconic London landscape harbouring extremely dangerous secrets. The Night Itself is a fantastic blend of Japanese folk tale and twenty-first-century thriller, populated by characters you will be rooting for at every breathless step.” Katy Moran, author of Hidden Among Us
“I fell in love with sassy, courageous, wise-cracking Mio from page one.” Ruth Warburton, author of the Winter Trilogy
About the Author
Interest Age: From 12
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Walker Books Ltd
3rd July 2014
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