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Book/Author Spotlight: Darkmouth. #1 The Legends Begin


About the Book: Darkmouth: The Legends Begin is the first book in a spirited tween fantasy series that Kirkus Reviews called “Ghostbusters meets Percy Jackson as written by Terry Pratchett.”

For generations, Finn’s family has protected Darkmouth from the fierce magical creatures known as Legends. Now the Legends are plotting a major attack, and it’s Finn’s turn to defend his hometown. So it’s too bad he’s the worst Legend Hunter in history.

The world’s unlikeliest hero is also its only hope in this middle grade series full of madcap adventure and mythological creatures—perfect for fans of How to Train Your Dragon and The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom.

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Series: Darkmouth (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Cost: $16.99


29/01/2015 Pictured here is Shane Hegarty at the signing of his debut children’s novel, Darkmouth, in Eason O’Connell Street. Hegarty’s book, Darkmouth, is currently on sale in Eason stores nationwide and online at retailing at €11.99. Picture Andres Poveda For further information, please contact:  Kristin Fox @ Wilson Hartnell 087 221 1916 / 01 669 0030


About the Author: Shane Hegarty was born and raised in Skerries, Ireland, where he now lives with his wife and four children but no pets since an unfortunate incident with the family goldfish. He is a journalist with the Irish Times as well as the author of Darkmouth #1: The Legends Begin.


June 3, 2016 - Posted by | Author and Book Spotlight, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. This sounds like a good tween read for those who love fantasy and adventure. I am sure it will be a fun page turner.

    Comment by Merry | June 3, 2016 | Reply

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