Young author Lincoln Law with The Darkest Umbra, the third volume of his trilogy A Song of Shadows.
Young author Lincoln Law with The Darkest Umbra, the third volume of his trilogy A Song of Shadows. Trevor Veale

Young author holds book signing

YOUNG author Lincoln Law will be signing copies of the three books in his recently completed fantasy trilogy A Song of Shadows at 11am on Saturday in Dymocks bookshop at Park Beach Plaza.

The 18-year-old Coffs Harbour author has just completed his third book, The Darkest Umbra, which follows The Severed Umbra and The Eclipsing Umbra.

The trilogy follows the adventures of a boy in the world of Yeliesia, where shadows are removed on your first birthday and returned at maturity.

But Will’s shadow is not returned, forcing him on a dark and tragic quest which ends in an epic battle and an unexpected end to his searches.

Lincoln Law, who completed Year 12 at Orara High School last year, has taken a gap year to complete the third of his three self-published novels and is hoping to find a conventional publisher for his next book, The Blood Moon, which is already at the first-draft stage.

The young writer says his love of fantasy was aroused in Year 3 when his teacher read the class most of the first Harry Potter book, then told students they would have to read the ending themselves.

He is also an admirer of author Philip Pullman and unpublished American writer Benjamin Weller and his online novel Cloudnigh.

The three Song of Shadows novels are available from Dymocks for $29.95 each.



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