Shane Hegarty was the Arts Editor of the Irish Times, but left to be a full-time writer after DARKMOUTH sold in a frenzied auction at Bologna Book Fair in 2013. He lives with his family near Dublin.
"Hegarty writes with a light, engaging touch and his fast-paced fantasy adventure series is great for younger readers of 9+" The Independent IE
"Hilarious and exciting. Terrifying and heart-stopping. Everything a great fantasy series should be. The next big thing is here." Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl
"Hegarty writes surely, unpretentiously and amusingly, drawing up beguiling characters and constructing a plot which simply skips along. Great for primary school children studying myths and legends." The Times
"Hegarty understands the importance of humour for young readers. One of the great pleasures of being scared is the release of laughter that comes afterwards, and Darkmouth is peppered with sly, gentle wit." The Irish Times
"Believe the hype. The relationship between the young hero and his father is touching and real. There are touches of Ghostbusters, along with some Bond-like gadgets, plus a rather Dickensian setting (the mist-swirling town of Darkmouth). A stunning fantasy adventure." Sarah Webb