Title: The Rise of the Red Shadow.
Author: Joseph Lallo.
Year of Publication: 2013 (UK).
Publisher: Create Space (UK).
Format: Available in paperback, an ebook, and an audiobook.
Cost for Paperback (RRP): £5.70 (UK).
Age Range: I suggest from about 8 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.
This book is an accompanying book in a series called The Book of Deacon.
This book is a prequel to the main books in the series, and follows Lain, more famously called ‘The Red Shadow’. It tells the story of how a young Malthrope grew up to be an infamous assassin, and just what can drive someone to become so deadly.
It was really good to find a backstory to a character who is so mysterious in the main books, and has made me like the character even more. I think I like it because it has themes of acceptance and prejudice that are sadly existent in the real world, so in a time when Europe is closing it’s doors to outsiders in need I think it is a subject that needs talking about.
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot.