"Penn doesn't hold back. She starts off with a bang and never lets up in this brand new take on what maps are for. Loved it."5 star Amazon review
"I am hooked. It's not too often that I immediately get sucked into a story. But this one took hold of me and wouldn't let go. It's different, raw, enchanting. I found myself reading non-stop into late hours, despite my body begging for sleep. This book has a thin line between fantasy and reality. You can easily compare what's happening in our world to what's going on in the mapwalkers' world. But this book also gives you an escape we often find ourselves craving. I highly recommend reading."5 start Amazon review
★★★★★Mary A. Madsen
"Always walking the edge between the dark and lighter sides of human nature, in Map Of Shadows that edge becomes razor sharp and cuts deep. It draws dark, magical blood.
I do recommend this book, but only if one first clears the schedule to read without stop. Once the reader steps inside this worlds and its “black mirror” there’s no getting out until the author closes the gates."5 star Amazon review
"Oblivious to the existence of the Borderlands, Sienna is unwittingly thrust into an age-old conflict by the mysterious, violent death of her estranged grandfather. Little does she realize that she possesses magical abilities essential to the protection of Earth against those from the other side of the Borderlands who covet our very existence.
This book enthralled and engaged me from the very start. It's a highly imaginative, fast-paced plot that should appeal to fantasy lovers everywhere."5 star Amazon review
A world off the edge of the map ...
In the Mapwalker dark fantasy trilogy, Sienna Farren must discover how to use her Mapwalker ability and work together with the Mapwalker team to defeat the forces of the Borderlands before Earthside is invaded.
Map of Shadows, Mapwalker #1, Ebook
A grimdark tale of what could be hiding in the shadows. A thrilling read. I found the Borderlands to be very dystopian in nature.
I couldn’t bond with Sienna, though. Not knowing why she was aimless and unhappy to work in an awesome library left too many unanswered questions. The sudden romance in the last chapter made no sense to me. Perhaps more Deep POV (sharing Sienna’s feelings and thoughts throughout the story) would have made this an amazing read.
Great worldbuilding. And the twist!
I like the idea of different powers, the whole mapwalking thing, and that they have to be careful of using their powers.
Perry, with his fire magic, is my favourite character.
A great urban fantasy read. Great cover!
Trigger warnings: slavery, rape, forced pregnancies, genocide, blood sacrifice (including children), thoughts of self-harm/suicide, murder and other atrocities that might be a trigger for some.