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Megan Shepherd - Author

About the Author

Megan Shepherd is the acclaimed author of The Madman's Daughter trilogy and The Cage. When she is not writing, she can usually be found horseback riding, day dreaming at coffee shops or gardening at her farm in the mountains of western North Carolina.

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The Secret Horses of Briar Hill

The Secret Horses of Briar Hill

Author: Megan Shepherd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2017

An exceptional and moving novel about the power of the imagination from a New York Times bestselling author, illustrated by the winner of the Kate Greenaway medal. Described by Michael Morpurgo as a remarkable book : December 1941; Britain is at war. Emmaline has been evacuated away from the bombs to Briar Hill Hospital in Shropshire. When she gets there she discovers a secret. It's not to be shared, not to be told to anyone, even her friend Anna. But she'll tell you. This is Emmaline's secret. There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill. Exquisitely illustrated by Levi Pinfold, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, The Secret Horses of Briar Hill has all the makings of a modern classic.

Secret Horses of Briar Hill

Secret Horses of Briar Hill

Author: Megan Shepherd Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2016

"e;Deserves a spot on the shelf next to the most beloved children's classicsyes, evenThe Secret Garden."e;Shelf Awareness, Starred ReviewDescribed as "e;reminiscent of theChronicles of Narnia"e; in a starred review, The Secret Horses of Briar Hillshows readers everywhere that there is color in our worldthey just need to know where to look.There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill hospitalthe mirrors that reflect the elegant rooms once hometo a princess, now filled with sick children. Only Emmaline can see the creatures. It is her secret.One morning,Emmaline climbs over the wall of the hospital's abandoned gardens and discovers something incredible: a white horse with a broken wing has left the mirror-world and entered her own.The horse, named Foxfire, is hiding from a dark and sinister forcea Black Horse who hunts by colorless moonlight.If Emmaline is to keep him from finding her new friend, she must surround Foxfire with treasures of brilliant shades.But where can Emmaline find color in a world of gray?A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016"e;Endearing characters, metaphors for lifeand death, and a slow revelation of the horrors of war give this slim novel a surprising amount of heft."e;Booklist, Starred Review"e;In clear, gripping, flawless prose . . .this exquisite, beautifully illustrated middle-grade novel explodes with raw anguish, magic and hope, and readers will clutch it to their chests and not want to let go."e;Shelf Awareness, Starred Review"e;Reminiscent of the Chronicles of Narnia, Elizabeth Goudge, or a child's version ofLife of Pi. . . .Readers will love this to pieces."e;Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review"e;Magical, terrifying, and full of heart.Open these pages, and ride true."e;Newbery Honor-winning authorKathi Appelt"e;A remarkable book. Astonishing!"e;Michael Morpurgo, author ofWar Horse

The Secret Horses of Briar Hill

The Secret Horses of Briar Hill

Author: Megan Shepherd Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2016

An exceptional and moving novel about the power of the imagination, illustrated by the winner of the Kate Greenaway medal. An exceptional and moving novel about the power of stories and the imagination from the publisher of A Monster Calls. December 1941. Britain is at war. Emmaline has been evacuated away from the bombs to Briar Hill Hospital in Shropshire. When she gets there she discovers a secret. It's not to be shared, not to be told to anyone, even her friend Anna. But she'll tell you. This is Emmaline's secret. There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill. Exquisitely illustrated by Levi Pinfold, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, The Secret Horses of Briar Hill has all the makings of a modern classic.

Madman's Daughter Trilogy: The Complete Collection

Madman's Daughter Trilogy: The Complete Collection

Author: Megan Shepherd Format: eBook Release Date: 27/01/2015

Megan Shepherds gothic suspense trilogy, inspired by the stories of H.G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Mary Shelley, is perfect for fans of Libba Bray, Leigh Bardugo, and classic horror and science fiction. This collection also contains a sneak peek of The Cage, the first book in Megan Shepherds gripping new series about teens held captive in a human zoo by an otherworldly race.The Madmans Daughter, inspired by The Island of Dr. Moreau, is the story of Dr. Moreaus daughter Juliet, who travels to her estranged fathers island only to encounter murder, madness, and a scintillating love triangle.Her Dark Curiosity: Inspired by The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this tantalizing sequel explores the hidden natures of those we love and how far well go to save them from themselves.A Cold Legacy: With inspiration from Mary Shelleys Frankenstein, this breathless conclusion to the Madmans Daughter trilogy explores the things well sacrifice to save those we love . . . even our own humanity.

Madman's Daughter

Madman's Daughter

Author: Megan Shepherd Format: eBook Release Date: 29/01/2013

Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in Londonworking as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her fathers gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.Accompanied by her fathers handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edwardboth of whom she is deeply drawn toJuliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her fathers madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the islands inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her fathers dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before its too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her fathers geniusand madnessin her own blood.Inspired by H. G. Wellss classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madmans Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets well do anything to know and the truths well go to any lengths to protect.

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