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Summary

Arlo Finch in the Kingdom of Shadows is a captivating fantasy-adventure story by master screenwriter John August.

After a harrowing summer camp, Arlo Finch is back in Pine Mountain, Colorado, preparing to face a new school, new threats, and two new Rangers in Blue Patrol. 

Arlo is about to undertake his most dangerous journey yet: all the way to China to try to bring his father home.

But when the mysterious Eldritch reveal their true agenda, Arlo must make an impossible choice: save his friends and family, or save the Long Woods. Both worlds will never be the same.

©2020 John August (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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just go read it

Arlo is the most easily-read protagonist I have ever encountered. thank you, John August. Arlo excels in the art of Being a Person and the way he is written is neither too mature nor childish for a middle schooler. young kids can easily look up to him without feeling alienated by his maturity level and older people can appreciate and admire him without felling inferior to a 12 year old. he works so nicely as a protagonist that way. I personally tend to dislike the protagonist of a story because of the fact that they are the protagonist and are therefore limited by certain obligations they have to fulfill in their role as the focus of the story. and then it can become really hard to create an indivdual human person that is able to center the plot without becomjng unrelatable. but Arlo is just a boy who is living in the world and things he can't control happen to him and he reacts, but he also makes choices in things he can control which that cause events with consequences. his morality and character doesn't just fit into a cute little personality quiz off the internet which I think is the sign of a well written character

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  • 08-07-20

Dang

The performance is amazing he sounds so sad when needed and the emotion is just one point I really recommend this

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  • campbell
  • 01-07-21

great series but with an agenda

I loved the books. but the part in this one, where the 2 new kids entering into the troup 1 a girl and one a transitioned boy from a girl, just like it was nothing,. it was like eating a shake and realizing there was a dead fly in it the whole time.

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  • Rusty
  • 29-12-20

A good third book

I really liked how the story unfolded, just felt that the last parts of the story were rushed. I love the world these books are set in and hope for more to come.

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  • Amanda Peirce
  • 20-11-21

perfect ending!!

I enjoyed this series very much and the narrator. Anyone who loves magic and adventure will enjoy this series. Very well done!

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  • Matthew Burd
  • 09-11-21

Is there a way to give it more than 5 stars

it was really amazing and I might want to listen five more times.
~Clara age 8

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  • Cookie Monster
  • 07-11-21

Creative, unique mystical adventure

Very creative and unique book.
Original, well thought out storyline filled with mysticism, magic, adventure and friendship.

Well read and very enjoyable.

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  • rchriste
  • 22-10-21

A new favorite series

Similar in tone to Fablehaven (Brandon Mull), this is a great new Y.A. series with kids from our world finding great heroics and moral growth in a magical world intertwined with ours.

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  • Michelle R. Buhler
  • 05-10-21

Fun, adventurous and a great listen.

The story let's one run, jump and avoid dangers with the characters. Can one make it through to the end and not have to put it down? It is a great listen for all ages.

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  • H. Luther
  • 31-08-21

Another great book!

These books are so good, they are hard to “put down”! Full of excitement, intrigue, and adventure, a must for anyone, including adults!!

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  • Munster
  • 25-07-21

Loved every minute!

I enjoyed the fast paced flow of the story as well as the way it wrapped up. Would love to read more about this series as well as the world that is the Long Woods.