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 Mapwalker trilogy.
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“Extraordinary, full of wonder and light and genuine magic.” Michaelbrent Collings, Award-winning horror writer
“a heart pounding hellacious read, one that's well researched, puts you right in the pages, full of heart pounding twist and turns and leaves you begging for more.” HornFan2 (Mike) on Goodreads
“Oh my gosh!!!! This book was soooooo good!!! Right from the very beginning of this book, it just took off full steam ahead with no slowing down!” CompletelyMelanie on Goodreads
“Filled with distinctly drawn, engaging characters and high-stakes action” – Stephanie A. Cain
“A new book and a new direction for J.F. Penn. Map of Shadows is an excellent synthesis of fantasy, action, intrigue, and a little romance. I was initially intrigued about a book based on maps and cartographers, however I wasn’t ready in the least for the direction that Joanna took in telling this story. Map of Shadows is not only a very good story and introduction the Sierra and the team who I hope to be able to follow through many future books. If you are a fan of J.F. Penn’s books, Map of Shadows is well worth the time, and if you are new to Penn’s books, this an excellent introduction to her storytelling.” – David C Taylor