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November 04, 2007

Child of the Shadows, a novel by Jack R Sorenson of Los Gatos, CAThird Generation Los Gatan
Jack R. Sorenson’s Fantasy Novel

Inspired and imaginative, The Child of the Shadows is Jack R.Sorenson’s fantasy story of magic, growth, hope, and the classic issues of good and evil.

Folks who enjoyed reading the Harry Potter series will find many things to like in this book as well, as it shares some of the hallmarks: the use of enchantment and the element of “another world” being among them.

Best of all in this tome is character development. The individuals we meet are complex and intriguing, all with several dimensions to them. In Child of the Shadows, the main players are not always what they seem at first glance – or second, or third.

A month or two ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Jack in person and talking with him about his book, about Los Gatos, ghosts and some neat history of the town. He has a wonderful “sense of story” that he’s putting onto paper and I expect to see his current work become a series in a short period of time.

I promised Jack I would read his book and write about it in my Live in Los Gatos blog. At the current time, I’m only halfway through the very long (500 + page) novel. With several open books on my nightstand at once, nothing is consumed too fast, but this one is worthy of a mention for your holiday gift list – well before the end of the year, by which time I’ll have finished it!

Where to find the book? It’s available at the Los Gatos Public Library and online at Amazon.