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College of Shadows
Book One

Cambridge attracts the brightest minds, the darkest forces, and the deadliest monsters.

New arrivals, Nick and Annabel, feel like imposters among the gleaming spires of Cambridge University. Unsure of each other and desperate to fit in, they throw themselves into student life. But when their professor is attacked by a mysterious creature straight out of their worst nightmares, their assignments become less pass-fail than do-or-die.

As the bodies pile up, the Freshers enlist the help of Giles, a dare-devil scholar who climbs the college’s ivory towers for fun. And as the shadows close in, these unlikely allies set out to banish the beast before their first foray into this mystical world becomes their last…

College of Shadows is the page-turning first novel in the bestselling fantasy series, Cambridge Gothic. If you like ancient buildings, fast-paced adventure, and a gripping plot, then you’ll love Mark Wells’s atmospheric mystery.

Buy College of Shadows to watch students school the supernatural today! 




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'A massively enjoyable opening of what promises to be a favourite series.'

'A nail-biting 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!!'

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Welcome to Cambridge Gothic. 

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​I hope you enjoy Cambridge Gothic! 


Mark Wells

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