In the middle of a deep forest is an enchanted valley and a castle where only shadows live, shadows of kings and queens who have waited for hundreds of years for the spell cast upon them to be broken.
One day, a girl named Lucy follows a little dog through a tunnel into the valley and meets the mysterious red-haired Michael, who takes her into the shadow world to meet Princ
I deducted one star for the names Flumpdoria, Flame and Glauz. You might think that's a little harsh, but the name King Klux ultimately pushed me to this decision. Klux is about as unfortunate as naming your child Adolf.
I deducted another star for the vegetarian dragon. Ever since the whole Twilight saga, I'm extremely suspicious of any ...more
It is wonderful that this book is back in print. My copy growing up was a hardcover printed during WWII (it had been my mother's) on paper nearly as thin as tissue paper, with a plain dark green cover.
As to things I found to be less delightful--I don't like Gloria and Mika ...more
Title: Shadow Castle expanded ed.
Description (source): In the middle of a deep forest is an enchanted valley and a castle where only shadows live, shadows of kings and queens who have waited for hundreds of years for the spell cast upon them to be broken. One day, a girl named Lucy follows a little dog through a tunnel into the valley and meets the mysterious red-haired Michael, who takes her into the shadow world to meet Prince Mika and his mortal wife Gloria, their child ...more
The book was pleasantly creepy and weird, but there was something about it that still prevented me from really liking it or bothering to remember its title and author (the way I always remembered the title and author of The Tombs ...more
A word of warning: It isn't necessary to get the expanded version of the book. Apparently the original editors were wise in editing out some chapters that were repetitive of other adventures already in the book ...more
I dragged myself through the first twenty pages or so. Agonized through them. Then, somewhere along the way, my attitude changed. I saw this story as one to which writers and readers might have been introduced to early in life, before early teen years. It had wonder and amazement in it at that stage of life. It had enchantment and excitement and did not slow down much rough out.
This was my older sister's book which she did not want to share - so of course I wanted it desperately along with her Yardley make-up and colognes, her Pappagallo shoes, and her savoir faire. Snuck into room and dipped into make-up and perfume, of course. Couldn't fit into shoes. Borrowed book which I recall was a good story (shadows on the wall the remaining image) but more thrilling - I was reading my sister's book. Not too long after that, I was off and running (but first I swiped her copy o ...more