Did you know that at one time each of Chris Walley’s books received an Amazon ranking in the range of 12,000 to 30,000? This information comes from www.TitleZ.com, and this shows how well these books sold at, what I would assume to be, their introduction.
Very few books can maintain a rank like that, and since The Shadow And Night is a re-packaging of two 2004 books, that is quite a testament to the quality of the writing that it did, in fact, fly off the shelves.
What is all this about re-packaging? One of the confusing things that his website straightened out for me was the publishing history of the books. In short, The Shadow and Night was originally two books released in paperback for the youth market. When the third book came out, Tyndale realized that they were being read by many adults, and switched to hardback. As part of this, they re-released the first two books as one volume, and this became The Shadow and Night.
If you want to read a good review by someone who read the book, take a look at John Ottinger’s blog!