Third Time Lucky

Jack Shian and the Destiny Stone is the third and final novel in Andrew Symon’s fantasy trilogy, set in the Shian world below Edinburgh Castle. Followers of Jack’s search for his father and for the three Shian treasures will be delighted (for all the right reasons!) to read the conclusion of this exciting adventure story.

Jack has found and saved the first of the two Shian treasures, the Mapa Mundi and the King’s Chalice, but the Kildashie have overcome Edinburgh and are attracting a formidable alliance which will see the world frozen forever in winter. The human race is also becoming affected by these climate changes and it is up to Jack and his father to persuade any other Shian people they can, to find the missing piece of the Destiny Stone and to unite in the fight against evil.

Who can he trust? Not everyone is as they appear, and the group of travellers face betrayal and danger in their race against time. Only courage and a pure heart can save the world. It’s quite a challenge for a twelve year old and at times Jack doubts his strength and ability, but help comes just in time – I’m sure that’s not really a spoiler – the balance of nature is restored and all ends well.

With clear correlations to the real world, in terms of climate change, environmental issues and power, the Shian trilogy is an attractive series. While each book could stand on its own, there is a lot going on in each one so it would be best to read them in order.

We’ve previously reviewed Jack Shian and the Mapa Mundi and Jack Shian and the King’s Chalice

All three books are available here from Amazon

About Suse Coon

Suse Coon started life training to be an architect but ended up as a fashion buyer then civil servant. After some time out to bring up her family of three, she returned to what had been a hobby and entered the field of freelance journalism. After becoming regional correspondent, then editor of the orienteering magazine CompassSport, she formed Pages Editorial & Publishing Services. In this guise, West Lothian Life was launched, while Suse maintained a level of freelancing and wrote the award winning children's novel Richard's Castle. In 1999, Suse bought over CompassSport and found her time taken up pretty well exclusively with the two magazines. In 2004, West Lothian Life was expanded to form Lothian Life, however, the workload was too great. In 2006, CompassSport was sold and Suse concentrated on the web version of Lothian Life. Her hobbies include gardening, orienteering, sea kayaking and Tai Chi.
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