Shadow Runner reviews
"Libraries and readers seeking vivid fantasy stories that embrace a coming-of-age theme with an environment that tests its young protagonist, and which comes with many topics ripe for book club debate and classroom discussion, will find Shadow Runner a winning acquisition."
--D. Donovan, Sr. Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"I suspect that the only other way to concoct a great adventure novel like Shadow Runner (about a bright and curious young rich girl swept downward into a Victorian/Steampunk world of thieves and assassins) would be to lock Charles Dickens, Ursula Le Guin, and Elizabeth Moon in a room until they hashed something together upon pain of death. Since that’s not likely, it’s a good thing we have K.J. Fieler!"
--Kevin Robinson, author of the Ghostwalker File
"Darkly magical and emotionally compelling! This book hits all the right beats of an emotional adventure through a fantastic hybrid world. 10/10 would recommend!"
--Alex Hugie, author of Loophole
"An intriguing tale of darkness…But also loyalty, compassion, and hope."
--Sue Tidwell, author of Cries of the Savanna
"...think “Oliver Twist” in a sort of “Hunger Games” setting..."
--Patti Lizkay, author of Tropical Depression
"The only negative to Shadow Runner is that eventually, like all great stories, it ends. It would be tougher to put together a better YA fantasy/thriller than this. Like the Harry Potter series, Shadow Runner has the ability to appeal to young and old alike, although it is oriented to the younger set. It’s a must-read."
--Murray Samuelson, MonsterLibrarian