The Uncommoners #2: The Shadows of Doom (Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the The Uncommoners series.


Anyone with a Hogwarts-shaped hole in their lives can't miss the second book in this fantasy series. Dive into a secret underground city where nothing is as it seems...

"Part Tim Burton, part J.K. Rowling! A terrific series." -Soman Chainani, New York Times bestselling author of the School for Good and Evil series

Ivy and her older brother Seb are back in Lundinor--the underground city where enchanted objects can do incredible things, if they're uncommon. But not everyone is thrilled for their arrival. Namely, Selena Grimes, the wicked ghoul who will stop at nothing to return her guild, the Dirge, to their former glory. So when Ivy and Seb learn that Selena is after the Jar of Shadows, one of the five most powerful uncommon objects, they know it's up to them to find it first.

But there's more than just Selena to worry about this trading season. A deadly game of Grivens, an escaped shape-shifting convict, and foes disguised as friends lurk in the shadows. Ivy will have to figure out who they can trust--before they all meet their uncommon ends.

"It's impossible not to hear the chimes of Harry Potter ringing through." -The Telegraph

About the Author

Jennifer Bell's The Uncommoners #1: The Crooked Sixpence debuted as a Kids' Indie Next Pick and a Children's Book Council "Hot Off the Press" selection. It was also named one of the Publishers Association's Best New Children's Books and hit the #5 spot on the Sunday Times children's bestseller list in the UK. Lundinor's spring transformation in The Smoking Hourglass was inspired by traditional English villages and the world-famous Glastonbury music festival.

When not thinking about what uncommon tape measures might do, Bell can be found talking about her other favorite stories as a bookseller at an award-winning children's bookshop in London. You can find her online at, on Facebook, and on Twitter at @jenrosebell.

Praise For…

Praise for the Uncommoners series:

Winter 2016-17 Kids Indie Next List pick!
A 2016 Sainsbury Children's Book Award Nominee!

“It’s impossible not to hear the chimes of Harry Potter ringing through.” —The Telegraph

“Slightly spooky atmosphere, well-paced action, and engaging mystery.” —Booklist 

“A return visit would be worth it.” —The Bulletin

"Inventive momentum and intrigue keep the pages turning." –Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9780553498509
ISBN-10: 0553498509
Publisher: Yearling
Publication Date: January 28th, 2020
Pages: 352
Series: The Uncommoners