Castle of Shadows

Castle of Shadows - Ellen Renner Entertaining and a very quick read but not really anything to write home about as far as a broader audience than the kids it's aimed at. I could wish the author had done a bit more fleshing out of her world, which seemed loosely based on early 19th-century England, and there were certainly a lot of issues that could have been dealt with more deeply, while retaining the adventure, if she had wanted to make it more than just a kids' book.