The Spyglass and the Cherry Tree: The debut novel in The Shadowland Chronicles

byMatt Beighton

Paperback | June 4, 2017

The Spyglass and the Cherry Tree: The debut novel in The Shadowland Chronicles by Matt Beighton
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Narnia meets Middle Earth: Skye Thistle has no option but to join forces with the Goblin army and learn how to fight for her life in this first entry in a fast-paced and dazzling epic fantasy series – an exciting tale that merges magic, adventure, a rising darkness and a search for strength and acceptance.

On Ithilmir, a world where everything good is about to be wiped out by the power of an all-seeing orb that threatens nothing but darkness and ultimate power, Skye Thistle is stranded and alone. Back on Earth, she’d sooner sit alone in her bedroom and work on her science projects but now her very survival depends on her learning how to unleash her inner strength and courage and take on the terrors that surround her at every turn.

When she’s saved by an army of Goblins called The G’Oräk, she soon realises all is not quite lost. Guided by an ancient prophecy and her fear of failure, defeating the Dark Queen and ending the war is Skye’s only hope. If she doesn’t, not only will she be stranded on Ithilmir forever, everybody she has grown to love will be destroyed.

But, as Skye becomes ever more concerned with how familiar the Dark Queen seems and with a traitor close to home, Skye’s choice becomes clear: kill the queen or give in to the shadows forcing their way into her thoughts.

“The Spyglass and the Cherry Tree is a brilliant fantasy adventure with a journey about confronting fears and trials to become a hero, with a variety of eccentric characters, an evil queen, and the quest for a magical stone.”


Matt Beighton was born somewhere in the midlands in England during the heady days of the 1980s and continues to spend most of his days in the same shire. He is happily married with two young daughters who keep him very busy and suffer through the endless early drafts of his stories. When he's not writing, he teaches primary school (Ki...
Title:The Spyglass and the Cherry Tree: The debut novel in The Shadowland ChroniclesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:372 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.83 inShipping dimensions:372 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.83 inPublished:June 4, 2017Publisher:Matt BeightonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1999724402

ISBN - 13:9781999724405

Appropriate for ages: 9

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