Erika Lewis

Erika Lewis graduated from Vanderbilt University and went on to earn an Advanced Certificate in Creative Writing from Stony Brook University. She has had a successful career in television production for the past seventeen years, working with Sony (V.I.P, Strong Medicine,) with Fireworks Television (La Femme Nikita, Andromeda, Mutant X, Strange Days at Blake Holsey High,) with Fox (On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Ambush Makeover) and with G4 (Attack of the Show, X-Play.) Lewis is the author of The 49TH Key, published in Heavy Metal Magazine, and Firebrand with Legendary Comics. Game of Shadows is her debut novel.



Thousands of years ago in Ireland, an ancient race fought a world- changing battle—and lost. The land overrun, the Celtic gods and goddesses fled through the fairy mounds with one regret: those they would have to leave behind. Before departing, the tenacious sea god sailed the mythical races and magical druids to an uncharted continent, cloaking it so mankind could never find it or them. He named this new homeland Tara.

In modern day Los Angeles, Ethan Makkai struggles with an overprotective mother, who never lets him out of her sight. What’s worse is Ethan has a terrifying secret: he can see ghosts. Desperate for his first taste of freedom, he leaves his apartment alone – only to find his life changed forever.

Within minutes of leaving, Ethan is harassed by bullies—nothing new—and assaulted by dive-bombing birds—definitely new. He races back to his apartment to find it trashed and his mother gone.

In a desperate race against time, Ethan sets out to save his mother; a journey that leads him to the hidden lands, and straight into the arms of a vicious sorcerer. Hell-bent on destroying everything Ethan loves, the primordial evil will stop at nothing until he controls Tara.

With new-found allies, Ethan travels an arduous road, battling beasts he thought only existed in nightmares. Facing the probability of his own death, this L.A. teen must garner strength from his gift and embrace his destiny if he’s going to save his mother, the fearless girl he’s fallen for, and all the people of Tara.

“A fantastical journey that I didn’t want to end!” ―Sherrilyn Kenyon, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“It’s impossible to put this riveting page-turner down!” ―Stan Lee, author, editor, actor, and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics

“This book’s got heart . . . a wonderful adventure.” ―R. A. Salvatore, New York Times bestselling author of The Hunters Blades novels

“Smart, fun, and addictive, Ethan's Makkai’s voice drags you in, and the rich world makes you never want to leave." ―Chris Hardwick, Comedian, TV Host, Founder and CEO of Nerdist Industries

“One of those thrilling tales you can’t put down . . . the perfect blend of imaginative world-building and nonstop action wrapped up in a compelling mystery.” ―D.J. MacHale, New York Times bestselling author of Pendragon and The SYLO Chronicles

“We were hooked. This is an adventure story for the ages.” ―John Barrowman & Carole Barrowman, authors of the Hollow Earth trilogy & Conjuror

“Riveting from the start.” ―Steven Gould, author of Jumper

"We were hooked. This is an adventure story for the ages."―John Barrowman & Carole Barrowman, authors Hollow Earth trilogy & Orion Chronicles

Rights: Tor, North American; Olimpos, Turkey