Title: Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith
Author: Shaun Hume
‘ … Hume does a MAGNIFICENT job of building a completely different world … ‘ – Fire and Rain Books
‘If you’re suffering from HARRY POTTER withdrawals, then look no further! This intriguing, emotive and vividly told story is the answer!’ – Independent Reviewer
Ewan Pendle was weird. Really weird. At least, that’s what everyone told him. Then again, being able to see monsters that no one else could wasn’t exactly normal.
Thinking he has been moved off to live with his eleventh foster family, Ewan is instead told he is a Lenitnes, one of an ancient race of peoples who can alone see the real Creatures which inhabit the earth. He is taken in by Enola, the mysterious sword carrying Grand Master of Firedrake Lyceum, a labyrinth of halls and rooms in the middle of London where other children, just like Ewan, go to learn the ways of the Creatures.
MORE PRAISE for Ewan Pendle …
‘ … it WILL BE Harry Potter of the new, younger generations!’ – Goodreads review
‘I loved this book. I was a huge Harry Potter fan (and my 9-year-old son is a huge fan) and I was a bit disappointed when the series ended. All other books that were written in a similar fashion to Harry Potter, I found boring and unoriginal. That is until … Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith. I was instantly transported to a world, while similar to Harry Potter in ways, it was also very original.’ – Amazon Reviewer
‘I hope there’s more to come because Hume has written some great characters tucked into a vivid world!’ – artisticbent.org
~I received a free copy for my honest review~
Ewan Pendle is a wonderful epic fantasy that’s perfect for Harry Potter withdrawals. This story tells the story of an eleven-year old orphan named Ewan who’s considered weird by those around him. That is until he attends Firedrake, a school for other kids who have the same kind of traits as him. There were tons of twists and turns in the story but I always found myself rooting Ewan. He is the ideal hero, both flawed and strong.
Ewan is not the only wonderful character. Each of them had their own unique impressions and it added to the wonderful worldbuilding of Firedrake. This book is so immersive that even though it’s long, I hardly noticed once I got past the first few pages. I just wanted to keep reading about Ewan’s adventures and it’s for that reason that I could easily see this becoming a series. Just like with Harry Potter, although the ideal target audience is a bit younger, I think anyone could enjoy this book.