Map of Shadows

Map of Shadows

A map of skin etched in blood.
A world under threat from the Borderlands.
A young woman who must risk the shadows to save her family.

When her Grandfather is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Sienna Farren inherits his map shop in the ancient city of Bath, England. Once there, she discovers that her family is bound up with the Ministry of Maps, a mysterious agency who maintain the borders between this world and the Uncharted.

With the help of Mila Wendell, a traveller on the canals, Sienna discovers her own magical ability and a terrifying place of blood that awaits in the world beyond.

But when she discovers a truth about her past and the Borderlands begin to push through the defenses, Sienna must join the team of Mapwalkers on their mission to find the Map of Shadows – whatever the cost.

In a place written out of history, a world off the edge of the map, Sienna must risk everything to find her father … and her true path as a Mapwalker.

This dark fantasy novel is the first in the new Mapwalker series.

Title:Map of Shadows
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  • Toni Osborne

    Book # 1 in the Mapwalkers seriesThis new series is a dark fantasy and a pretty weird story, not to mention gory to no end. A map of skin etched in blood and a world under threat…..Those of us fans ...

  • Holly

    It's a joy to see how far Penn has come since her first book. I've had the pleasure of following her journey to this point, and this wonderful book. Map of Shadows has exquisite worldbuilding and inte...

  • Michaelbrent Collings

    Here is the litmus test for a great story: when you are in bed at night, reading, and your spouse elbows you in the side and says, "Shut UP.""What?" you answer, confused about what's happening, half o...

  • HornFan2 (Mike)

    I was given an advance copy, by J.F. Penn for my honest review. 'Map of Shadows' falls in genre's that I don't typically read, but with J.F. Penn writing it, plus since I really like her Arkane Series...

  • Michele Perry

    Loved being immersed into this fabulous story and the wonderfully imaginative world Penn created. This book has all of my favourite aspects of good story-telling - dimensional life-like characters, de...

  • E. Slabbert

    What an extremely enjoyable and exhilarating story!I received an advance reader copy from the author, yet this review is entirely based on my own feelings and experience.The premise of this book alrea...

  • Sharon Rouquette

    I loved this book! The author sent me an advance copy to read and review because I'm a fan of her work, and I received it this morning and couldn't stop reading until the end. The central idea seems t...

  • Ilana

    J.F.Penn, whose writings I often review on my blog because I love her writing, has a special art of creating characters and worlds that do stay for you long after finishing your book. Map of Shadows, ...

  • Pete

    I have been a fan of J.F. Penn for quite a while now and I really enjoy everything that she produces, so I was very excited to hear that she was writing a new series about maps, but I have to admit th...

  • Denise

    I really liked the world building of this book. I can't wait to read more of this series and see what happens in the Borderlands with the Mapwalkers of both worlds.Sienna has been left a map shop in h...