Shadows of the Lost Sun by Carrie Ryan and John Davis

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.6 Llamas


I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!! The Map to Everywhere is such a cool series! I love the adventure, Disney-ish magic in it, and the amazing plot lines!!!!! I might of just found a new favorite series.

The books are very clean, but they do have a lot of magic in them. The magic isn’t creepy weird, it’s more of Disney mixed with… a lot of other stuff. And some of it is weird, like the magical tattoos that tell you where you are, and the magical Sun-wizard-guy who is trying to destroy the world; but the rest of it is just plain fairy-tale magic. (Though this book is sooooo much cooler than a fairy-tale)

These books don’t have a lot of violence but this one did. No spoilers, but some people get… stabbed. (Ouch…) There is mention of blood and they die.

Over all, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!! I totally think you should read it, and I have to buy the rest of the series now. Hmmm… Let’s see, I need the 1st, 3rd and 4th. Well, I better go find them; have a ‘Hat-tastic’ day! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • Cool plot line
  • Super cool adventure!!!!


  • Magic coming out of your ears!
  • Some violence

Fearless adventurers Marrill and Fin have just barely stopped the Iron Tide and the evil wizard Serth from destroying the Pirate Stream. Now they’re on a mission to find Fin’s missing mother, but before they can blink, Fin’s people have found him–and they’re not as friendly as he’d hoped. In fact, they’re after a powerful wish orb that could resurrect the debilitating Iron Tide and end the world as we know it. Without their captain Coll and wizard friend Ardent to guide them, are Marrill and Fin brave enough to take on the magic (and evil) of the Pirate Stream on their own?

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