nerd radio

Tune in live Thursday from 9pm est

The Shadow of Atlantis

October 14th, 2013 by Jay Comments

The Shadow of Atlantis Blog Tour Button

About the Book

Title: The Shadow of Atlantis (Shadows From the Past, Book 1)

Author: Wendy Leighton-Porter

Year Published: 2012

Publisher: Mauve Square Publishing

Pages: 196

Recommended Age: 8+

Summary (Amazon):

Ten-year-old twins Joe and Jemima Lancelot have no idea why their parents have disappeared, but a mysterious old book which had belonged to their father holds the answer… and so begins an unusual quest to discover the truth.

Together with Max, their remarkable Tonkinese cat, and Charlie from next door, the children embark on an epic adventure, travelling back in time to the lost city of Atlantis. Once there, however, they soon run into problems.

Can they save the people of Atlantis from the disaster which is about to destroy their land forever?

And will they find their way back to the safety of their own time before it’s too late?


The Buzz

“Shadows of Atlantis is a well-written story with a collection of likable main characters, a solid plot line, snippets of educational facts about a historically important location and event, and, is filled with mystery, magic, and suspense. This book grabbed me at the prologue and had me hooked until the end.” ~ Mother Daughter Book Reviews, 5 Stars

“… Shadow of Atlantis is an imaginative tale that will draw children in right from the get go. The characters are deftly and warmly established, and Wendy shows a sure touch in enabling these characters to interact in a fun but believable fashion, each playing their own part in the plot’s development….” ~ 5-Star review from John C., Amazon US

“The author makes the legend of Atlantis (and also the story of the Minotaur in the second book) so accessible to kids and in such an imaginative way. My daughter loved the children’s characters and also the comical, lovable cat Max and his ability to help the characters out during times of strife! We will be looking out for future books from this author for sure. A really enjoyable adventure for kids and highly recommended…” ~ 5-Star review from A. Bradshaw, Amazon US

“This story will draw any young reader in will keep them entertained and engaged. It is sometimes hard to find books that will keep children interested, often their subject matter is trivial and insubstantial, this is not true of The Shadow of Atlantis. My daughter can’t wait for the next adventure…” ~ 5-Star review from Annaliese M., Goodreads



Shadow of Atlantis by Wendy Leighton-Porter

Amazon U.S. * Amazon Canada * Amazon U.K. * Book Depository


Great Deal!!

*** You can buy the all 6 books (electronic copies) in the series (The Shadow of Atlantis, The Shadow of the Minotaur, The Shadow of the Trojan Horse, The Shadow of the Pyramid, The Shadow of the Volcano, and The Shadow of Camelot) for only 99 cents each from Amazon between October 14 and 28, 2013. Get hooked on this great series NOW by clicking on the Amazon button below. ***

Amazon Buy Button


About The Author, Wendy Leighton-Porter

Wendy Leighton-Porter, AuthorDividing my time between homes in England and South-West France, I live with my husband Simon and our two beautiful Tonkinese cats. I spent 20 years as a teacher of French, Latin and Classical studies, but now write books for children instead of teaching them.

The Shadow of Atlantis is the first book in a series of 15 planned time-travel stories, featuring 3 children and, unsurprisingly, a rather special Tonkinese cat. Having recently completed number #7, The Shadow of the Norman Arrow (coming soon!), I’m currently working on the eighth book in the series.

As I take my young readers on a magical mystery tour through the past, I’m also hoping that my love of history, myth and legend will rub off on them too. Personally, I’m enjoying the journey so much, I don’t ever want it to end! Why not come along with me for the ride?

Website * Facebook * Goodreads


The Shadow of Atlantis Blog Tour Schedule (2013)

October 14

Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Launch and Author Interview)

Charity Kountz (Review)

Jay Faulkner / Musings (Book Spotlight)

October 15

Once Upon a Time (Review)

Houseful of Chaos (Author Interview & Review)

October 16

The World of ContestPatti (Review)

Snacks for Max (Author Interview)

October 17

Stitch Says (Author Interview)

BeachBoundBooks (Review)

October 18

Magical Middle-Grade Literature (Review)

The Owl’s Skull (Review & Author Interview)

October 19

Mel’s Shelves (Review)

I am a Reader Not a Writer (Author Interview)

October 20

Fiona Ingram (Review & Author Interview)

Learning and Growing the Piwi Way (Review)

October 21

Jemima Pett (Character Interview)

CILLYart4U (Review)

October 22

Fantasy Fun With Kirstin Pulioff (Review)

Turner’s Antics (Review)

October 23

Cheryl Carpinello’w Writing Pages (Author Interview)

My Devotional Thoughts (Review)

October 24

Stitch Says (Review)

We are the DinoFamily (Review)

October 25

whenIgrowupIwannawriteakidsbook (Review)

Reading and Sharing (Review)

October 26

Black Words – White Pages Kids (Guest Post/Interview)

Sunshine & Mountains Book Reviews (Review)

October 27

Leave No Book Behind (Review)

Stanley and Katrina (Review)

October 28

Dalene’s Book Reviews (Author Interview)

The Wise Owl Factory Book a Day (Review & Supplement)


*** The Shadow of Atlantis Blog Tour Giveaway ***

Amazon $50 Gift Card

Prize: One winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash

Contest runs: October 14 to November 5, 11:59 pm, 2013

Open: WW

How to enter: Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by author Paul Hewlett and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

MDBR Kid Lit Book Promotion Services - Button FINAL

Let us know your thoughts below, @NerdFollowing on Twitter or on Facebook

Jay says that he is a writer, martial artist, sketcher, and dreamer but mostly just a husband and father. Since getting married to the wonderful and patient woman of his dreams, and becoming a father (of two young boys), he has fallen into the category of 'lapsed nerd' as he is a former RPer, Live Role-Player, and comic book junkie. Science fiction and fantasy books are the staple of his shelves - both in terms of books and movies ... however, he's never seen Star Wars (any of them) but please don't hold that against him! He is currently trying to find a medical cure for the thing called sleep, as it is interferring with the thing he calls life. If you want to know more about him go to

Proudly Powered By WordPress