Mini Review: Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith by Shaun Hume

Ewan Pendle and the White WraithMy Rating: ★ ★

Publisher: Popcorn & Rice Publishing

Date of Publication: 31st October 2012

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 496

Synopsis (Adapted from Goodreads)

Ewan Pendle was weird. Really weird. At least, that’s what everyone told him. Then again, being able to see monsters that no one else could wasn’t exactly normal …

Thinking he has been moved off to live with his eleventh foster family, Ewan is instead told he is a Lenitnes, one of an ancient race of peoples who can alone see the real ‘Creatures’ which inhabit the earth. He is taken in by Enola, the mysterious sword carrying Grand Master of Firedrake Lyceum, a labyrinth of halls and rooms in the middle of London where other children, just like Ewan, go to learn the ways of the Creatures.


Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith is about a young orphan boy who can see creatures that most people cannot. After being moved from one foster home to the next, Ewan learns that he will be attending Firedrake Lyceum, a school for young boys and girls just like him.

Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith is very similar to the Harry Potter series and it is partly because of this that I, after trying for so long, DNF this book. Don’t get me wrong, Ewan Pendle seems like a pretty good novel. But unfortunately, me being the hard-core Harry Potter fangirl that I am, I struggled reading a book that is SO similar yet it’s not H.P.

At first, I had trouble getting into the book because of its incredibly descriptive style. But eventually, I really started liking the descriptive style. There was never a moment that I was confused about what was happening. The environment was so perfectly described that I felt like I was at Firedrake myself.

I am very disappointed in myself that I was unable to finish Ewan Pendle. But I would absolutely still recommend that everyone read Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith. Perhaps in the future, I’ll attempt to read this book again. Who knows?


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