In The Shadows

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E.J. Shaw

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Eden Matthews. A girl with talent, looks and ambition. But when one innocent horse ride goes wrong, a new world opens up where she can both see and communicate with the dead.


Suspense / Thriller, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance,

Short Summary

Eden is a budding ballet dancer who can communicate with ghosts. She befriends a ragtag group of ghosts and, accompanied by her childhood sweetheart, she embarks on a journey of mysteries and danger as they become embroiled in the war between Heaven and Hell.

In The Shadows is the first in a trilogy. At the end of book one Eden sacrifices her life so that she can enter Purgatory and open up the gateway to Heaven (which had been closed by Hell in order to stop souls that might be warriors from passing over). But will she make it back?


Wiltshire, England. London, England. New York, US.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Eden Matthews

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Faithful, Romantic, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Insecure, Naive, Selfless, Beautiful, Gracious, Engaging, Heroic, Sarcastic, Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: 'Ladders'

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Heroic, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Decisive, Faithful, Masculine, Perseverance, Sarcastic, Blunt, Confident, Funny, Skillful, Unapologetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Honorable, Leader, Modest, Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Finley Harrison ('Finn')

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming, Faithful, Honorable, Perseverance, Sarcastic, Blunt, Confident, Decisive, Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Dillon Taylor

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Outspoken, Adventurous, Badass, Decisive, Engaging, Sexy, Skillful, Unapologetic, Aspiring, Confident, Funny, Heartthrob, Power-hungry, Romantic, Beautiful, Charming, Complex, Leader, Masculine, Sarcastic

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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