“A fascinating fantasy adventure with strong elements of Welsh mythology. A finalist and highly recommended.” – Wishing Shelf Awards

Artwork: Alison Buck
Artwork: Alison Buck

Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards 2015 FinalistSeventh Child by Peter R. Ellis, the first book in the Evil Above the Stars series, was a finalist in the 2015 Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards in the teenager category. The Wishing Shelf Awards are judged by their target readers, not a panel of ‘experts’. Feedback from those readers is subsequently sent to the author, and we would like to share it here:

A very good book. I lie fantasy so this was perfect for me. I liked the characters and the way the hero September is not perfect.’ Girl, aged 14

I thought this book was a bit different to most fantasy as it has a lot of myths in it which were interesting. Exciting ending which made me want to read the next book. The blurb was good and enticing but I didn’t like the cover much.’ Boy, aged 15

Gwlad, the fantasy land was well described. The only problem I had with the story was trying to pronounce the words. For example, Cludydd o Maengolauseren. I had to keep stopping to try to get my tongue around them which kept interrupting the story. I enjoyed it though.’ Girl, aged 15

I thought the was an exciting story. The plot was twisty which kept me interested and I think the author has a lot of imagination. A few odd words in there but they added to the fantasy. I understood all of the story and the characters and settings were well described.’ Boy, aged 14