New book cover design

This new book cover design for number two of the Diamond Peak Series was designed by Velvet Wings Design in preparation for re-publication by S & H Publishing.


About the Book

‘Stalking Shadows is a well written, engaging and gripping story’. Clive S Johnson, reviewer for

Trainee Warrior Ariel Malony hopes that the great library at Sheldra holds the key to rescuing her mother, but in order to get there, she must negotiate a forest of evil spirits, escape a mind-numbing futuristic city of sparkling towers, travel through the treacherous gullies and ancient villages of Minion Hills, and avoid capture by evil magicians and an attack by a demon lord intent on killing her.

At the same time a battle rages between Ariel’s heart and mind. A relationship with her travelling companion, the enigmatic Nick, is just too tempting, but can they be together without Ariel losing her focus and falling to the demons? Her life is at stake, but also her heart. She risks encasing it in stone and denying herself the very sustenance she needs.

Will they make it to the safe haven of Sheldra, or will Ariel die at the hands of the yellow-eyed demon lord?

This book has been awarded the AIA Seal of Excellence in Independent Fiction.

This is a gripping series that I would recommend to anyone. It has a great moral compass to encompass the ages. I look forward to book three!” Cynthia Shepp, editor, reviewer.

A beautifully written, exciting fantasy-adventure with vibrant description, I highly recommend this novel to fantasy and metaphysical fiction fans alike.’ Krisi Keley, author of the On the Soul Series.

 ‘In Newland’s signature style, she turns internal struggles into fantastic battles of magic. Feelings have a color and a brightness, and evil has many faces and personalities. Even romance holds extra danger when a girl can zap the one she loves with the power of feelings. . . . Her scenes take me out of my living room and into DiamondPeak. I know when I pick up one of Tahlia’s book I’m in for a great read!’  Kate Policani, author of You Can’t Tell a Book by Its Magician.

Read more reviews here.

Ebook purchase links

Kindle US

Kindle UK


Barnes and Noble


ibooks Australia search for Tahlia Newland in other ibook stores.


Amazon UK

Book Depository

Barnes and Noble

Angus and Robertson (Australia)

Or order it from your local bookseller. Quote the ISBN: 978-0-9873231-3-2

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