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The Shadow's Servant

(Shadow Magic #2)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  17 reviews
If knowledge is power, then what's a secret?

A year after her disappearance, Marcus Fith still has no hope of joining the search for his missing sister. “He’s too important,” so he isn’t allowed. But when a mysterious visitor delivers a warning to him—a letter written in his own blood—things quickly move from bad to fiendish. Ellie’s not only missing, but she’s also in seri
Published September 7th 2018 by Justin Swapp (first published August 1st 2018)
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4.5 Stars

This was second in Shadow Magic series that revolved around Marcus Fith, his quest of finding his twin sister Ellie and saving her from the danger. It was about dark magic, conflicted family relationship, sibling love, and good vs evil. It included loads of action packed adventure with magical mysterious twists.

Initially, I couldn’t recall much what happened in first book but author didn’t let me stray from the current plot a
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My dad is the Mr Winegar at the start of this book. He's in the book, I think because of my constant pestering of him asking Mr Swapp if his book was done yet. I loved The Magic Shop and couldn't wait to continue the adventure.

The beginning was a good touch. Seeing it was from Winston’s perspective made me immediately start to smile. I was eager to read the book since the last one. The suspense was killing me when my dad told me to stop reading and get in the car. I couldn’t put it down while re
Joe Mahoney
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Shadows Servant: The Shadow Magic Series, Book 2 written by Justin Swapp. The audiobook is narrated by Steve Barnes with a total running time of 12 hours and 2 minutes. During that time the listener is taken on an adventure with Marcus Fifth as he endeavors to save his twin sister Ellie one year after she was taken by the absent Mother Mirella. When Ellie’s guardian Ellamir; a talking cat, arrives and leaves a mysterious blank letter for him to solve to find his sister the story begins to re ...more
Joshua Lawson
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an enjoyable follow up to The Magic Shop! I struggled a bit with the first book largely because I'm not quite the target audience, but it still left me interested to see where these characters would go and The Shadow's Servent does not disappoint.

What I liked: The self-aware nod to frustrating choices by the grandparents in the first book (still maintain they're the villains!), (view spoiler), high adventure, Steve Barnes
Candis Tippets
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just have to be honest and tell you how hard it was for me to put it down! My kids would wake up from a nap or wake up in the morning and I would say NOOOOOOO! It took me two days and only about 9 hours to read because I couldn't stop!

I haven't read an actual book in a while and it reminded me of my love for reading. There were several time's I told my husband they really need to make a movie of the series, as I read I could picture everything vividly. I love how descriptive Justin is in his
Jan 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

The Book

Marcus is trying to save his sister Ellie after the events of book one, the cast of characters is good and I think the story is better than the first book. There's plenty of action and Marcus story is engaging and interesting as we see him develop as he does everything he can to save his sister. There's lots of different settings and the whole family situation develops well too as well as lot
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another spellbinder from the master.
Justin loads us into his tale, and abruptly swings into the current. Twists and turns bouncing us off hidden boulders, spinning around whirlpools and, occasionally, letting us settle into the lulls between the rapids.
A master storyteller, I highly recommend following Marcus as he searches for his sister - Listen to The Shadow's Servant or catch up to the beginning with The Magic Shop.
Chase Jensen
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An outstanding book that picked up right where the first book left off. I found myself really enjoying my commute to work and sometimes I didn't want to get out of the car. There was much more action in this book compared to the first. The Shadow's Servant has an entertaining storyline and the narrator was fantastic. ...more
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marcus is still trying to find his sister who was taken by their mother in Book 1.A new cousin shows up,but is he good or bad?This was a good follow up to The Magic Shop.I enjoyed it. Steve Barnes was a good narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.
Christine Ditzel
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Actual rating: 3.5 stars
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like it.

A very busy story line. A bit hard to keep up with some times. A good cliff hanger to end on. I hope there will be another book.
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, magic
Clean read,with interesting twists. Would love if the author added more books to this series!
Jan farnworth
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this second installment the reader is taken along on a journey with Marcus to save his twin sister Ellie after she been abducted by her mother Mirella. As in the first book each twin has a guardian and we are introduced more Ellie in this one as she leaves a mysterious letter for Marcus to solve. Marcus is not a patient kind of character that takes time to think things out he is all impulse and it really makes the story flow along as you not sure what kind of danger is going to befall him. Ma ...more
Leslie Fisher
This was a really good story, but for some reason, it did not hold my attention as well as the first book in the series. I think it is a little darker (which isn't a bad thing). The narration of the audiobook is great, and the narrator does so many different voices to give life to the characters. There were a lot of good twists and new information brought to light. I listened to this one with my kids, and it seemed to hold their attention for the most part, though it is quite a long book. Overal ...more
I also enjoyed book two of the series. More adventures and more magic. Once again the narrator was great. The story was a little more complex then book 1. There were some sections that kept my attention and I wanted to read more. Some other sections felt like a chore to get through. I think my children will enjoy these and I'll let them listen to the series once I can get them into audiobooks.

Disclaimer: My enjoyment of the narrator is based on my listening speed. I only leave 5 stars for books
I received a review copy of this audiobook.

I did not enjoy The Shadow's Servant as much as I did The Magic Shop, but out was still an enjoyable listen. There's no single problem I can point to; it's more like a dozen or so minor nitpicks that collectively dampened my enjoyment.
Christopher Connell
This is a good conclusion to the shadow servant storyline. But I’ve got a suspicion that Justin has left the story open for the Fifth to get into some more trouble. It was a great ride and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The only issue I had was that Ellamir and Ellie sounded like the same character, and it was a little annoying that Marcus learned no new magic in the year his sister was missing. And he had an uncanny luck that seemed frustrating, but maybe that’s his magic power.
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Justin was born with an active imagination on a U.S. naval base in Spain, but has spent most of his life in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains of Utah. He is bilingual, and has lived all over the world. He has four children; two boys, and two girls, and one wife. He doesn't have any pets that he's aware of, but his children have been known to hide things under his bed.

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