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FinalistIt's been sixteen years since a reclusive child prodigy brought civility back to the digital world with the release of an AI based computer that required a simple "please" and "thank you" to function fully. Now he is about to unleash a new technology that could threaten the world.

FinalistTwo teens and a female reporter are drawn into an exciting and dangerous adventure. Cameron Rush and Rosa Costas are best friends, even though they have never met in person. Cameron lives in Troy, a small town in Wisconsin, while Rosa lives on a ranch outside Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

FinalistCameron's schoolmates call him boring. He's an A/B student, second-seat trumpet in the school band, fourth-string halfback, and tenth-man on the basketball team. He is unbelievably meek and takes grief for it from others. He likes a challenge.

ReaderFavoriteAt 5'-1", Rosa Costas is vivacious and petite. She is as outgoing as Cameron is meek. A friend once described her as "a hundred-pound package wrapped in a ton of personality." Rosa is also deceptively tough. Her mantel full of rodeo trophies attests to this fact. On the weekends and during vacations, she works as a cowgirl on a ranch. She is adept at languages and, like Cameron, enjoys solving puzzles and overcoming challenges.

Meagan Fletcher, technology reporter for the World Broadband Network, has never named her multiCom AI. Because she knows the potential dangers technology can pose, she prefers to use her multiCom in manual mode, bypassing the AI altogether. She doesn't trust it--and she trusts GundTech even less. It is a company that seems too good to be true. Meagan is on a mission to expose the mysterious inventor behind GundTech and discover the computer company's true intent.

As Rosa, Cameron, and Meagan race toward their destiny, they are oblivious to the dangers that lie ahead.

Talking with Billy was unique. It was like talking to someone way out in space somewhere—so far out that there was a time delay between each part of the conversation.


  Praise for From the Shadows



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“I could only make out one person, very dimly. A rather large man, I think. Then…” She fell silent.

“Then what?”

“Then his hand came barely into the light. He was wagging a finger at me—at us—as if to say ‘naughty, naughty.’ Then he pointed back to the others. I… I think we blew it.”

Editorial Reviews

starstarstarstarstar/ 5 “KB Shaw has created an instant classic with all the desired ingredients for great young adult fiction... From the Shadows: The Complete Series is a must-read for fans of Star Wars and Ender's Game, adult and child alike, who will find plenty of detailed pseudo-scientific jargon in a not too distant future that could almost be real. Overall, I'd highly recommend this adventure-packed collection to anyone looking for their next literary obsession.”
Readers Favorite

starstarstarstar/ 4 “In the reviews I have written for this website I have been slightly loath to award the maximum number of stars, holding them in reserve for a book of transcendental brilliance. From the Shadows is not transcendentally brilliant. It is, however, a thoughtful, intelligent work that balances characters and ideas with an unrelenting plot. It is, by some distance, the best book I have reviewed for the site. The fact that that by no means denigrates the others I have read, makes it a worthy recipient of 4 out of 4 stars.”

“Author KB Shaw creates a story from the not so distant future. This is a book aimed at young adults although not limited to them. It explores the leap into quantum computing. Cameron and Rosa are two 15 year old cyber geeks that apply to and are accepted into a new cyberschool. This story mixes the empathy for the characters of the Harry Potter stories and the politics of the X-Men. This series has a chance to make it big if it gets a chance.”

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