A clairvoyant teen orphan is relocated to India where kidnappings, enemy spies, and terrorist plots of a world at war all challenge her extraordinary powers.
It's 1914. Sixteen year old Sophie Pritchard, orphaned two years earlier by a famous sea disaster, is about to begin a new life in the unfamiliar world of British India. For Sophie, still devastated by her parent's death, India proves a dangerously unsettling environment. Are her terrifying experiences in Kali's temple and the Park Street cemetery hallucinations, or has she somehow been drawn back through the centuries as a witness to dark places in Calcutta's past?
Sophie it seems has become an unwilling traveler in a timeless zone where past, present and future co-exist. Kidnapping, enemy spies, and terrorist plots all play their part against the background of a world at war and growing unrest in the Indian subcontinent. Soon Sophie's powers of precognition will be called upon to help thwart a conspiracy that could incite a bloodbath in Calcutta, and deliver India into enemy hands.
"Sophie, in Shadow deftly weaves intrigue, spies, and mystics with more than a dash of the occult into a story that will captivate any reader." — Linda DeMeulemeester
Shortlisted for the 2015 Sheila A. Egoff Prize for Children's Literature (BC Book Prizes)
Shortlisted for the 2015 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Children's Literature of the Fantastic