Barely Breathing Banana's Reviews > The Shadow of Malabron

The Shadow of Malabron by Thomas Wharton
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Jan 07, 2012

really liked it

The Shadow of Malabron is a well-written book about a teenage boy named Will Lightfoot who crashes his fathers motercycle while on his way to The Perilous Realm , which he thought to be a carnival, he was dead wrong. The Perilous Realm is the world of stories, a place where stories are life and life is full of stories. There, Will is catapulted into a world very different from his own, and into a story of his own.

The Entrances and Exits to this world though are constantly moving from place to place, varying from a cave enterance to a portal. Will, not knowing this, went deeper into this strange world looking for the Carnival . After he got in, he couldn't get out because the Gateless Gate he used to get in, vanished.

(view spoiler)

Personally, I liked the book but it was Cliche and done before, it was well-written and fun-to-read but kind of boring too. It was also hard to focus on because of the odd-uneven-pace as well as the large amount of information crammed into very few pages. If I were to re-write this book, I would split it into two smaller novels so I could take my time with the pace of the story and the information I include inside.

Still a great novel and amazing way to pass the time! I highly reccommend it to anyone who's got the time. I also hear there's a second book but I've yet to find it! (The Fathomless Fire.) Also, if you liked this book, I roccommend Rangers Apprentice because John Flanagan and Thomas Wharton have similiar writing styles.


Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Shadow of Malabron.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.