College of Shadows
CAMBRIDGE IS HOME TO THE BRIGHTEST MINDS... AND THE DEADLIEST MONSTERS.
Working-class rugby player Nick feels out of place at university. The hallowed halls of Cambridge seem impossibly huge and far beyond the Mansfield of his youth. But Nick has much more than fitting-in to fear when he's attacked by a creature straight out of his worst nightmares…
Emotionally scarred by the sudden death of her parents, Annabel buries her feelings deep in her studies. But after barely surviving another freak accident, the shy girl begins to fear she's cursed. And when her new friends nearly fall prey to a monstrous beast that shouldn't exist, she's terrified that her bad luck could bring their demise.
As Nick and Annabel plan to trap the creature, they stumble upon a long-held Cambridge secret. And the otherworldly truth is less pass-fail than do-or-die. Can Nick and Annabel banish the beast before freshers’ week becomes their last?
College of Shadows is the engrossing first novel in the Cambridge Gothic urban fantasy series. If you like haunted heroes, unspeakable horrors, and parallel worlds, then you'll love this atmospheric tale.
Buy College of Shadows to watch students school the supernatural today!
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AVERAGE AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEW ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
'A massively enjoyable opening of what promises to be a favourite series.'
'A nailbiting experience in a mesmerizing setting.'
'The author masterfully leaves readers sitting on the edge of their seats in suspense and wanting more.'
'Who'd have thought rips in space, wormholes, and vicious aliens could happen in such an idyllic place?
Couldn't put it down, and what a surprise ending!'
'People have said it's very much in the same vein as Harry Potter...
I don't think so myself - I believe it's far and away the better of the two.'
'A great read for someone who loves fantasy but isn’t completely involved in the science fiction worlds!
The epilogue alone will have you gasping for more!!'
Once upon a time, a young law student of St John's College Cambridge could be found sneaking out of the University Library and wandering into Heffers Children's bookshop on Trinity Street. There he lost himself in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Many years later, older but not necessarily wiser, that former student began spinning his own tales of fantasy in a university already steeped in myth and legend.
This site is dedicated to Cambridge Gothic, a collection of fantasy stories set in this ancient city where things are never quite as they seem. The first book in the series, College of Shadows, takes place in my old college where the Freshers, Annabel and Nick, stumble upon a dark entity lurking within its cloistered courts. Think A Secret History meets Stranger Things with a dash of Downton Abbey authentic detail!
I hope you enjoy the series. It's Cambridge, but not as you know it.
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I've already started writing the second book in the series, Chasing Shadows, so if you have any feedback or suggestions, just send me a message using the form below.