The Shannara Chronicles meets Aang the Avatar.


Zacriah Trovirn is concerned with two things in life: feeding his family and dodging Petrer, the boy who broke his heart.

Heartbreak becomes a distant concern when Zacriah is taken to the Elven capital of Thessolina, where he is forced into King Dalior’s new legion of shapeshifters. But Zacriah isn’t a shapeshifter. In truth, he doesn't know what he is.

Zacriah joins forces with new friends and they soon find themselves embroiled in a clash between the three Elven continents. With war on the horizon, Zacriah must learn to use his latent power to fight and protect those he loves before they are destroyed.


“Elves, shifters, and elemental magic, oh my! Ben's debut gives fans of the Shannara Chronicles something new to fangirl (and boy) over in young adult fantasy.”

Rachel E. Carter, USA today best-selling author of First Year.


“This is an adventure story, a love story, an LGBTQ+ story, a fantasy story, WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT?”

Olivia Watkin, Goodreads review.


“I was gripped from the first line, and drawn into an intensely beautiful world of love, lies and magic.”

Gabriella Lepore, Amazon Best-selling author of Blackheath.


“This book will have you on the edge of your seat, staying up all night to finish and a few days recovering from the emotional rollercoaster you have been on!”

Jasmine, Goodreads Review.


“So much suspense, shocking twists and sexual tension makes cloaked in shadow a must read for the YA book fans. Every chapter includes stunning imagery and characters which take you to faraway lands and it feels as if you can see, touch and smell everything right there in front of you.”

Kirsty, Goodreads Review.


"Exquisite prose, heart-wrenching stakes, and romance that is truly unforgettable. I'm holding my breath for the next book!"

Emily R. King, author of Best-selling The Hundredth Queen series.


“I haven't been reading much fantasy recently, but Cloaked in Shadow has definitely reminded me why I love the YA fantasy genre so much. This is Alderson's first book and I absolutely love the world he created.” Christine Spoors author of The Changelings Journey.


“As an artist I tend to be a very visual person, so I judge a book based on how it plays out in my head. If it plays out like a film, then we are onto a winner and this world that Ben has so carefully weaved together is bursting with vibrancy, colour and sass that soared through my imagination and tickled my creativity.” Jo Painter, Artist.

© 2016 by Benjamin Alderson. 

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