With the rise of the Shadow Masks and their dark magic imminent, Moll Pecksniff must find the Amulet of Truth to stop the evil takeover.
Accompanied by pet wildcat Gryff and best friends Alfie and Sid, Moll faces monsters, smugglers and ancient codes in her quest to save the Old Magic.
Abi Elphinstone’s second instalment in her trilogy – The Dreamsnatcher was the first book – is a charming read, comparable to the magic of the Harry Potter series and just as thrilling. Elphinstone describes her magic world vividly for younger – or young at heart – readers; well worth picking up.
The Shadow Keeper, by Abi Elphinstone, published by Simon & Schuster, £6.99.