Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Book Review of Sceadu: Your Shadow Holds A Secret

SCEADU: Your Shadow Holds A Secret

By: Prashant Pinge
  • Print Length: 227 pages
  • Publisher: Prashant Pinge; 1 edition (November 10, 2014
  • ASIN: B00NVCV0I0

Book Description:
"All this while, Matilda’s shadow had been growing larger and larger. Suddenly, it lunged out of the ground and swallowed her, like a python does its unsuspecting prey." 

Nine year old Matilda ends up with a century old book through a series of strange coincidences. And disappears. Her brother and cousins are forced to suspend their hostilities and pursue her to Sceadu, a land inside the human shadow. Once there, the reluctant visitors find themselves chased by the vicious Hefigans, creatures of Sceadu. However, everything changes with the revelation of an ancient prophecy that foretells the doom of the world they left behind.

With the stakes suddenly raised, the children must now navigate the dangerous terrain, overcome grave challenges, and unlock the secrets of the shadow. But can they do it in time to thwart the plans of the treacherous Hefigans? Or will they succumb to the guile of a ruthless enemy who is equally determined to destroy mankind? 

Book Excerpt:
Okay, okay,” Robert grinned. “So get this. This book‟s been checked out only once in the last five years, on May 13th four years ago. But it was never returned. It‟s been listed as missing.”
Steven narrowed his eyes. “And yet,” he muttered, “Matilda bought it at the very same public library‟s used book sale. That‟s very interesting.”
“You bet it is,” Robert said. “And I had such a tough time convincing the librarian I hadn‟t stolen it. But that‟s not even the best part. What I found out next blew me away completely.”
“Must you pause so much?” Steven groaned. “Go on.”
“The last person to borrow the book was Wilbur Prior.”
“That doesn‟t ring a bell,” Patrick said, looking at Steven, who

shrugged back.
“It won‟t, for you. But he made big news here four years ago. I

was eight then, but I still remember it clearly. I‟m quite sure everyone in this town does as well. Wilbur Prior disappeared under mysterious circumstances from his house.”
“Wasn‟t the librarian suspicious?” Steven asked. 
“I almost froze when she read out his name. But she didn‟t show any signs of recognition. Must be new here.”
“So what now?” Patrick asked, a note of impatience creeping into his voice.
Robert shook his head. “But I‟m not done. I did a quick scan of the newspaper archives and guess what? Wilbur Prior disappeared on May 18th, exactly five days after borrowing this book.”
Steven uncrossed his legs and stood up. “Excellent work, Robert. I think it‟s time we visited the police.”
“Do we really have to?” Robert whispered, pulling up his trousers. He wished they weren‟t so tight. “What if they start asking us question About neighbors, asked around, but nothin‟. The kid had no friends. No note or ransom demand either. Very strange, it was.”
“Was he ever found?” Robert asked, holding his breath (SCEADU:SCEADU: Your Shadow Holds A Secret)

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Book Review:
By: Brittany Perez ( Oh My Bookness)
Review Date: November 12, 2014

Sceadu: Your Shadow Holds A Secret by Prashant Pinge is a fast paced mythological adventure, along with wing a strong stand alone adventure sequence one in area or another part of the book. It straddles the finest of the lines between psychological thriller and the world of the mystic.  The mystique is written so clearly, with such richness, weaving a little reality into the story telling. It makes you, the reader, while reading to start question your own reality, as fiction starts to blur into reality and begin to question what you believe because it feels like it's becoming one with your imagination and your conscious, as if it's possible, as if it can be real. I  We all know for the avid reader this is just engrossed reading, and getting more deeply into certain aspects and certain parts of the book. The more you are feel apart of the story, the book, and feel something,you emphasize  with the protagonist. It's pretty damn near close for the author, who does writing for a living to be absolutely near successful for this type of genre/style with capturing emotion, feeling, invoking mystery, with a strong plot and a follow through with more than one story throughout that touches the pat to give idea of why what's happening or.....just have to read for your self. And I mean near.

Lets go over a little what the book is about.
Sceadu: your Shadow Holds A Secret by Prashant Pinge is about a young 9 year old girl named Matilda, her brother Robert and cousins Steven and Patrick. Young Matilda loves books, and as we know it, when she goes purchase a stack of books she picked out, fate intervened or did it?  Bullies knocked her books out of her hands but as she looks at the pile, she sees a book lying on the ground. I guess we can say "fate" intervened. A book called Scaedu lied their, it was an old book, it lied their as if it called out to her. Oddly enough this book was missing and was not purchase or borrow, it was missing for sometime but ended up, why, who knows why when Ms. Malinda. When she went to go pick up her books that were not all there but this one particular one called "SCEADU", ancient and leather bound with fantastic old san-script that glistened was, called.

Scaedu leads her,her brothers, and cousins on a adventure of a lifetime. A adventure that will have to bring a severed family together on a united front and a common mission to save young Matilda. 

The authors writing in his story is filled with rich descriptions. The authors use of creative licenses with terminology and unusual names, some may come to find the names be a little over the top, for other readers it will be a literary journey of new 
experience. This read is a hard critique but in the end I have to say with all my findings this was q original tale, well executed that takes you on a literary journey and does not worry about but writing a story true to his heart. One I enjoyed, with the the adventures and woven stories on between, a story must pay Close attention to.I find it was a good a story and I would recommend to any mystery/ thrill to it.

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