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Book Two – The Shadow of the Swarm! Fantasy Trilogy!

March 4th, 2014

Book Two – The Shadow of the Swarm! Fantasy Trilogy!

The Shadow of the Swarm is the second instalment of Susan McNally’s spooky young adult fantasy series, and is the hotly-anticipated sequel to the Bangzo Book of the Year 2013, The Morrow Secrets. Due for release on Thursday 27th March 2014, make sure you don’t miss out on reading this ‘fairy tale of epic proportions’!

The Shadow of the Swarm

The Shadow of the Swarm

The story of Shadow of the Swarm catches up with Tallitha and Tyaas, two determined children of the powerful Morrow family, as they deal with their recent discovery and the severe implications it will have for everyone they hold dear.

The extent of the mysterious family secret was greater than either of them had ever imagined, and the wheels are set in motion to submit them both to what they have been desperately trying to avoid…

The Shadow of the Swarm takes the reader from the monumental cliff-hanger at the end of The Morrow Secrets to their search for the truth. But it seems they will have to endure even more of the dark goings-on that have threatened to surface since the very first page of the trilogy began.

Book One, The Morrow Secrets, which won Bangzo’s coveted Book of the Year Award in 2013 followed the brother-sister duo as they fled their spooky castle home Winderling Spires, in search of their long-lost cousin, and the answers to the web of lies they are convinced their evil family had spun.

Described as a “fantasy roller-coaster delight” and “an epic adventure across dangerous lands”, they met a host of evil creatures, strange monsters and spooky animals on their journey across the mysterious land of Breedoor.

The Morrow Secrets has received outstanding praise from avid readers, both from the Young Adult market and older. With plenty of 4 and 5 Star Reviews on Amazon, book blogs and fan sites like Goodreads.com, McNally’s gripping tale will draw you in, as you enjoy the twists and turns Tallitha and Tyaas experience.

Sink your teeth into this amazing fantasy adventure and pick up a copy of Book One, The Morrow Secrets at Amazon fromwww.amazon.co.uk/The-Morrow-Secrets-Book-Trilogy/dp/1782260358/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378477202&sr=8-1&keywords=the+morrow+secrets

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Book Two – The Shadow of the Swarm! Fantasy Trilogy!

February 3rd, 2014

The Shadow of the Swarm is the second instalment of Susan McNally’s spooky young adult fantasy series, and is the hotly-anticipated sequel to the Bangzo Book of the Year 2013, The Morrow Secrets. Due for release on Thursday 27th March 2014, make sure you don’t miss out on reading this ‘fairy tale of epic proportions’!

The Shadow of the Swarm

The Shadow of the Swarm

The story of Shadow of the Swarm catches up with Tallitha and Tyaas, two determined children of the powerful Morrow family, as they deal with their recent discovery and the severe implications it will have for everyone they hold dear.

The extent of the mysterious family secret was greater than either of them had ever imagined, and the wheels are set in motion to submit them both to what they have been desperately trying to avoid…

The Shadow of the Swarm takes the reader from the monumental cliff-hanger at the end of The Morrow Secrets to their search for the truth. But it seems they will have to endure even more of the dark goings-on that have threatened to surface since the very first page of the trilogy began.

Book One, The Morrow Secrets, which won Bangzo’s coveted Book of the Year Award in 2013 followed the brother-sister duo as they fled their spooky castle home Winderling Spires, in search of their long-lost cousin, and the answers to the web of lies they are convinced their evil family had spun.

Described as a “fantasy roller-coaster delight” and “an epic adventure across dangerous lands”, they met a host of evil creatures, strange monsters and spooky animals on their journey across the mysterious land of Breedoor.

The Morrow Secrets has received outstanding praise from avid readers, both from the Young Adult market and older. With plenty of 4 and 5 Star Reviews on Amazon, book blogs and fan sites like Goodreads.com, McNally’s gripping tale will draw you in, as you enjoy the twists and turns Tallitha and Tyaas experience.

Sink your teeth into this amazing fantasy adventure and pick up a copy of Book One, The Morrow Secrets at Amazon fromwww.amazon.co.uk/The-Morrow-Secrets-Book-Trilogy/dp/1782260358/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378477202&sr=8-1&keywords=the+morrow+secrets

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Five Star Review for YA Fantasy Adventure

January 31st, 2014

The Morrow Secrets

http://myBook.to/TheMorrowSecrets      Shrove Hole

***** 5.0 out of 5 stars

Great adventure

By

skelgirl

 

I loved this book from start to finish. It had everything, action, adventure, suspense and a great cliff hanger that has me eager for the book 2.

You are thrown in to the action from the start of the book and it flows continuaslly through the entire book.

The story mainly centers round young Tallitha who is heirbto the Morrow legacy and she don’t want to be and sets out for the true heir. She takes her younger brother along and meets a whole host of interesting and frightening creatures.

The world building was good and I could visualize the world perfectally.

There were some pleasant twists and the cliffhanger at the end keeps you wanting more.

This is a great book for adults as well as children who are looking for a little adventure.

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The Morrow Secrets Trilogy: Book Two – The Shadow of the Swarm

January 18th, 2014

The Shadow of the Swarm

The Shadow of the Swarm

The Shadow of the Swarm

 

The Second Book in The Morrow Secrets Trilogy

How will Tallitha escape from the sinister castle at Hellstone Tors and the grip of the Morrow Swarm? Will she ever see her home at Winderling Spires again?

 

Grand Witches, Hellstone Shroves, evil relatives, strange creatures and supernatural powers abound in the second book in Tallitha Mouldson’s adventures in the strange land of Breedoor.

 

Find out what happens in the next instalment of The Morrow Secrets released in March 2014.

 

Meet exciting new characters as Tallitha and her trusted friends’ battle to free her from the Swarm and the dark spell of Hellstone Tors.

 

 

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The Second Book in The Morrow Secrets Trilogy – The Shadow of the Swarm

December 10th, 2013

The Shadow of the Swarm is the second book in The Morrow Secrets Trilogy to be published in March 2014.

Available to pre-order on Amazon

What will Tallitha do next?

How will she escape from the sinister castle at Hellstone Tors and free herself from the grip of the Morrow Swarm?

Will she ever see Winderling Spires again?

Grand Witches, Hellstone Shroves, evil relatives, strange creatures abound in the second book in Tallitha Mouldson’s exciting adventures.

The Shadow of the Swarm

The Shadow of the Swarm

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More 5* Reviews for The Morrow Secrets

December 5th, 2013

More 5* Reviews for The Morrow Secrets

NOW 15% off The Morrow Secrets Paperback on Amazon!The Black Hound

A great Christmas treat for 9 -15 year olds or those who love fantasy Gothic mysteries with spookiness, creepy houses and strange goings on…. Amazon ow.ly/p9H6u

‪@morrowsecrets

 

5* Can’t Wait For The Next Sequel!!!!!!!!!!, 15 Nov 2013

I could not stop reading it when I started, it should be made into a film, it would be great!

5* Thoroughly enjoyable Drew me in from the beginning. Was unable to put it down as I wanted to see what was going to happen next.

5* Spectacular Fantasy

I could not put this book down! It is Gorgmenghast meets Harry Potter, with a female heroine!

‪http://www.amazon.com/Morrow-Secrets-Trilogy-ebook-ebook/dp/B00FDT0RAG/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1382982382 …

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Magical 5 Star Reviews for The Morrow Secrets on Amazon and Goodreads!

November 20th, 2013

 

Here are some excerpts:

Can’t Wait For The Next Sequel!!!!!!!!!! …I could not stop reading it when I started, it should be made into a film, it would be great!

Thoroughly enjoyable, Drew me in from the beginning. Was unable to put it down as I wanted to see what was going to happen next.

A wonderful Gothic delight for all readers!

Book of the Year!!

Gothic Fun…I could not put the book down, I highly recommend people reading this!!!!…

Spectacular Fantasy – I could not put this book down, it was very consumable. It is Gorgmenghast meets Harry Potter, with a female heroine! McNally conjurs a beguiling world of marvellous characters and interesting lands. I recommend this book to any parents of preteens or young teens as a great addition to a christmas stocking. I bought the Kindle version and read it on my morning train ride, then walking down the street and I would find excuses to leave my desk to keep reading. I am excited to read what happens to Talitha next.

…A rip-roaring page-turner. Destined to be a modern classic from a brilliant new author. Can’t wait for the next instalment!…

…Susan McNally led me into a world of mystery and intrigue . The Characters came to life both in Susan’s description and the wonderful illustration’s. I couldn’t put the book down . Each Chapter led me into a unique adventure , and my only complaint was that it finished ! hurry up with the next book , I feel like someone has pressed the paused button on this adventure, which I want to fast forward at double speed !!..

Delightful Epic Fantasy/Alternate World for YA and Older – Author Susan McNally has an incredible imagination and has populated this alternate world with wonderful characters, not just the human ones, but all of the other species and creatures involved. Aimed at YA readers, older adult readers will enjoy it just as much, and I predict and recommend a wide audience…

…What a great story! The plot leading you on a dark and dangerous adventure full of intrigue, betrayal and magic…

A ROLLICKING READ FULL OF WIT AND WONDER!!!, A most magical and wonderful fantasy- while geared towards the YA crowd-The Morrow Secrets makes for a splendid read for all ages! I was entranced from the very first page- the imaginary prowess of Susan McNally is to be greatly admired!

…The attention to detail is amazing, as well-imagined and developed as anything in the Harry Potter series…

…Highly recommended for many reasons- wonderful writings style, unique characters and most certainly the first in what promises to be a most remarkable new Fantasy series!! Bravo Susan McNally!!…

 Gripping Adventure Story! ….I loved this story from beginning to end! …Can’t wait for the second book!

Marlin on the dark stairs

A Dark Treat! – You know you’re onto a good book when you start reading …and find it’s been 4 hours since you did anything except read and you have work in the morning. This book is a hugely important addition to that genre and I honestly can’t wait to see what comes next in what looks set to be an epic series.                                   

The Black Hound from Ragging Brows Forest

A Thrilling & Gripping Read!   

Brilliant – I liked this a lot! It’s set in a strange land – a bit gothic – with lots of weird creatures for the main characters to meet and overcome. Susan McNally’s a really good writer and the story’s full of fantasy, including a twist at the end which I did not see coming. The pictures are good too – they matched up with how I was imagining the characters. A really exciting read!

A Fantastic Gothic Story! 21 July 2012

I loved this story from the very beginning to the cliff hanging end. Great characters, a rambling spooky house and a plot with many twists and turns in a make believe world. Wonderful to have a strong heroine who fearlessly embarks on a gripping adventure, braving the unknown lands of Breedoor to unearth the dark family secrets. On the way she encounters many terrifying challenges and strange creatures. A great gothic tale that will appeal to older children and adults who enjoy fantasy and make believe.

Officially stolen from my brother! A cracking read. When I found my little brother reading this and had a look I had to get my own copy. Really well written and readable for the kids whilst still keeping me hanging on every word. Highly recommended!

A fantastic fable ...The novel scares, excites and challenges the reader and there are as many twists and turns in the novel as there are in the dark house, Winderling Spires. I can’t wait for the next episode.

 compelling and gripping Beautifully written with great attention to all the details which enable the reader to easily and completely imagine the house, its inhabitants and the world of the adventure that ensues. I found it compelling and gripping – and I’m an adult. Great fantasy adventure, wonderfully imaginative and a great plot. Like the Potter books this is an excellent read for children but also for adults. I can’t wait for the next one in the trilogy.

A thrilling read – A thrilling and original read, easily as good or better than other children’s novels of its genre. Would highly recommend for children (particularly girls) aged 9 to 13. Perfect those craving a magical read in place of Harry Potter. Can’t wait for the next read.

 

 

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Great Reviews for Spooky Gothic Trilogy ‘The Morrow Secrets’!

November 18th, 2013

5.0 out of 5 stars

Spectacular Fantasy, 16 Nov 2013

Mumma R

This review is from: The Morrow Secrets: Book One: The Morrow Secrets Trilogy (Paperback)

I could not put this book down, it was very consumable. It is Gorgmenghast meets Harry Potter, with a female heroine! McNally conjurs a beguiling world of marvellous characters and interesting lands. I recommend this book to any parents of preteens or young teens as a great addition to a christmas stocking. I bought the Kindle version and read it on my morning train ride, then walking down the street and I would find excuses to leave my desk to keep reading. I am excited to read what happens to Talitha next.

 

Another 5* Review on Amazon http://ow.ly/pgr7m

The Black Hound in Ragging Brows Forest

The Black Hound in Ragging Brows Forest

Can’t Wait For The Next Sequel!!!!!!!!!!, 15 Nov 2013

I could not stop reading it when I started, it should be made into a film, it would be great!

 

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Gothic Fantasy Novel, The Morrow Secrets is Published! Perfect Spooky Thriller for Halloween

October 6th, 2013

The Morrow SecretsSusan McNally – The debut Gothic author

A childhood spent roaming the rugged landscapes of the Lake District and theYorkshire Dales, exploring the castles of Northumberland and investigating the wonderfully secluded island of Lindisfarne clearly left a lasting impression on author Susan McNally. Her debut novel, The Morrow Secrets, invites readers into an alternative world,

depicted with a spellbinding vibrancy and inspired by the many pretty landscapes and peculiar quirks from her happy upbringing. But she hadn’t always wanted to be a children’s author. “I always wanted to write a novel but couldn’t find my genre until I began The Morrow Secrets,” she states.

A few years ago the purchase of a children’s illustration
by the artist Edward Ardizzone rekindled memories of her favourite childhood authors and her favourite childhood day. “We’d been to a place called Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire for a picnic,” she says. “Later I went home, jumped in bed and I started reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I look back now and think life doesn’t get any better than that.”

Her early imagination was nourished by her parents and ignited her life-long love of fantasy and mystery genres. “My father told me many made up fairy stories about a princess that I named Varnaseen,” she tells us. This, along with a childhood love of literature, helped spark her vivid imagination. As a child she was surrounded by weird and wonderful characters. “My grandmother used to have a friend who would go into a trance and two or three times she predicted my mother’s future,” she laughs. “My mother liked having her fortune told too so I think my family was into spooky things.” Despite this decidedly eerie influence, Susan didn’t initially set out to write a work of Gothic

‘I ADMIRE WOMEN WHO ARE COMPELLED TO DO THINGS THAT ARE OUTSIDE THE NORM’

fiction. However, setting main character, Tallitha’s story in Winderling Spires, a “strange rambling house where you are never quite sure where the staircases might lead,” meant that “the Gothic atmosphere just fell into place.”

At the heart of her book lies the heroine, Tallitha Mouldson, a headstrong girl caught up in the sinister web of her eccentric family. Susan may have based aspects of Tallitha on a long tradition of inspiring females. “Women who defy convention, who are brave enough to step outside the confines

that society places on them, women who do rare and extraordinary things,” as she puts it. “I admire the musician Joni Mitchell, the Brontë Sisters, the suffragettes Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst, and in literature, Catherine Earnshaw in Wuthering Heights and Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games for contemporary readers. These are women who are compelled to do things that are outside the norm, challenging society.”

Susan wanted to defy the norms of literary convention too by focusing on strong female characters. “It is often boys in literature who get the adventurous plot lines and lead the story forwards. I wanted to challenge that stereotype.” However, in other respects she is very much your classic writer. This includes an almost fanatical love of writing. “I find writing quite compulsive at times. If I’m particularly gripped by a scene then I’ll get up at 2 o’clock in the morning and carry on writing”.

This passion for literature is something she thinks is important to share with the younger generation. “I think reading develops their inner world and their imagination
and helps children see the world from many different perspectives. Keen readers develop into clever articulate children. It also helps children empathise with the characters and their plight.” Susan sees the importance of reading, not just as escapism, but also as a tool for learning. The Morrow Secrets is “written in a way that will stretch children’s comprehension in relation to use of vocabulary.”

So what tips does she give to young aspiring writers?
“You have to write the book that you want to read,” says
Susan. “There is no point struggling to write something just
because it’s in vogue”. Equally, she says that there’s no point
labouring over something like some writers who have to sit
at their computer until they’ve written 1000 words a day,
however, “The more you write the more it flows… Get the
plot down on paper and even if the writing is not fantastic
first time round just keep on going because you can go back
and revise it”.

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The Morrow Secrets is published: First Instalment of Spooky Gothic Trilogy

September 27th, 2013
The Morrow Secrets is published

The Morrow Secrets is published

The day has arrived and The Morrow Secrets is finally published.

Morrow Secrets ‏‪@Morrow_Secrets

Happy ‪#bookbirthday to us! Our hardback is out today! Get ready to be spooked, its a ‪#gothic ‪#thriller! Get yours at ‪http://ow.ly/pebze 

Also on Bangzo.co.uk for £1.99!

 

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