Castle of Shadows by Ellen Renner

Castle of Shadows

Written by Ellen Renner

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A ragged princess needs all her courage to help her find out what has happened to her mother. When Princess Charlotte’s mother, the Queen of Quayle, vanishes in mysterious circumstances no-one seems very interested in finding out what has become of her. When Charlotte discovers a clue to what has happened to her mother she quickly has to work out who she can trust before to sets out to solve the dark mystery.


Castle of Shadows by Ellen Renner

No clue about why the Queen vanished had ever been found. Until now... The day Charlie discovers a scrap of paper that could solve the dark mystery of her mother's disappearance, her world changes. Forever. Charlie and her friend, Toby, must race against time on a dangerous mission to uncover the sinister truth. But in this shadowy world of secrets and lies, there is more to fear than they can possibly imagine...


An intriguing first novel from a promising new author. Independent Completely gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Bookseller Renner's story bristles with talent and brio, craft and polish. Times Vivid descriptions, intensely human characterisation and an original plot make this a stunning novel for young readers to enjoy. Carousel 'Gorgeously exciting and well written, with a hero as strong-minded and quick witted as its heroine, Renner's acute sense of psychology, politics and pace makes this one to revel in.

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About the Author

Ellen Renner

Ellen Renner grew up in the Ozark hills of southern Missouri and ran away to England as soon as possible. She trained as a painter before turning her artistic hand to creative writing. Her debut novel Castle of Cards won the 2007 Cornerstone's/Writers News WOW Factor Competition, which led her to be snapped up by her agent. Ellen lives in Devon with her husband and young son - in a castle!

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336 pages


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Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

7th January 2010




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