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Summary

Book 1 of the best-selling Spellshadow series. 

A magic school story with a spine-tingling twist, for adults or teens who enjoyed Harry Potter...

What would you do if you spotted a man following a young woman, but no-one else could see him?

Like most sane people, student Alex Webber thought he was hallucinating - perhaps he'd consumed something bad at the party he'd been attending that night, or he was severely overtired. 

But when he sees the mysterious man following Natalie again the very next day, he can no longer disbelieve his eyes.

Although she denies the man's existence, Alex sees her walking with him down a road in his neighborhood he's never seen before - and can't help but follow. After a bizarre, but strangely short journey, he finds himself standing before a towering iron gate wreathed in gray ivy, behind which looms a decrepit old mansion named Spellshadow Manor.

Spellshadow, with its beautiful yet sinisterly decorated hallways, ever-changing outdoor scenery and very unusual residents... Alex will quickly learn it is a place that is as wondrous as it is deadly.

Especially for a normal person like him.

What if you found yourself recruited to an institute of magic, only to discover you really couldn't do magic?

What if your enrollment there was all one big, terrible mistake?

If you were at Spellshadow, you'd keep it a secret. A deep, dark, deadly secret...

Because Spellshadow's elusive Head is hiding a secret of his own - one that Alex soon realizes he and Natalie must uncover at all costs if either of them wishes to leave the Manor alive... and before it's too late.

Mystery, suspense, and oodles of twists and turns; an unforgettable experience awaits you in Spellshadow Manor... Welcome in.

©2017 Nightlight Press (P)2017 Nightlight Press

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easy on the ears

Loved this book. It is easy to follow, captivating yet not overly complicated and all in all an enjoyable read.

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Brilliant

Wasn't sure if I would take to these books BUT I have loved them so far. Listening to book 4 at the moment and can't believe I can't get books 5 or 6 yet on audible !!! Come on Amazon!!

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Enjoyed by both of us

Its sometimes difficult to find a book that captures both an 11 year old and their parents but we both really enjoyed this, I didnt find it predictable and my son followed it easily. We look forward to starting the next book.

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Good story

little slow at start, but stay with it, it comes together, going to download second in the series

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Not my favourite

Not sure why they say if u love harry potter u'll love this not the case at all.. took me a while get through it but will give the second book a try though.. Hoping to get more into it

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excellent narration

After a slow start, this book evolved into a gripping story. looking forward to next book

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  • Melissa Gerrish
  • 19-04-19

Returning

I have tried to listen twice now and can make it past the hookie story and terrible narration. I am thankful for Audibles return policy.

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  • Michael Carter
  • 05-08-19

Narrator was terrible

I have listened to almost all of Bella Forrest books and loved them, but the narrator is so terrible I can’t even try this one. His voices are terrible and hearing his lips smack and deep breaths between sentences is terrible. Returned.

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  • Antoinette Ryan
  • 22-07-19

Not very good

I was so disappointed with this audiobook. I really wanted to like but the story and the narrator were not great. It’s very slow moving and boring.

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  • Amanda Watchus
  • 02-11-20

different from harry potter

good book full of magic and mystery though weirdly it gave me the heebie jeebies the whole time.

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  • kakadu
  • 19-03-20

The Secret of spellshadow Manor

I love the book. It was very entertaining. I listened to it while I was working on the computer. It makes it easier to multitask that way when you can listen to your books at the same time.

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  • Kristy German
  • 11-11-19

Too slow

This was a good book, however, what took the entire book could have been told in just a few chapters and there still isn’t an ending.

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  • Stacey
  • 20-11-20

Good

Not my favorite book by Bella Forrest! Felt like it dragged on and never really got exciting. So far of all the book series I have read, which is all but the True blood series, this is my least favorite. I am going to give book 2 a try to redeem it's self! I did give performance a 5 because the narrator was good!

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  • LissaJ
  • 17-11-20

Worst Narration

I LOVE Bella Forrest's books. I could not get into this book at all. The narration was terrible and the story flow was beyond amateur. Ugh!

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  • Nicole Lee Peterson
  • 14-07-20

this guys voice is WEIRD... wheres amanda?!

I love Amanda .. Who narrated Bella Forrest last books. Unfortunately this guy's voice kind of creeps me out so I'm not even going to get into it...

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  • D. Weed
  • 04-05-20

unimpressed

listen to the whole story but couldn't really get into it. Bella has written other series that flowed better than this book.

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