Shadow Moon (novel)

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Shadow Moon
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AuthorChris Claremont, George Lucas
Cover artistCiruelo Cabral
CountryUnited States
SeriesChronicles of the Shadow War
GenreFantasy literature
Published1995 (Bantam Spectra)
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Followed byShadow Dawn 

Shadow Moon is a fantasy novel written by Chris Claremont and George Lucas.[1] Published in 1995, it was the continuation of the 1988 motion picture Willow. This is the first book of the Chronicles of the Shadow War trilogy, followed by Shadow Dawn and Shadow Star.


Willow Ufgood is worrying over planting his crops for the harvest, once again in the life of a farmer. He falls asleep, distraught over not being able to attend a party for Elora Danan, of whom he served as protector about a year ago. He dreams that night of riding on the back of a great dragon, who drops him off at Tir Asleen. After bantering with Madmartigan and Sorsha, during which Sorsha bestows upon him a new name, "Thorn Drumheller," he continues on to see Elora and give her a gift that he has created: a teddy bear with crystal eyes that Willow says will protect her when he is not there to do so. Leaving the sleeping child with her gift, he converses with the two brownies, Rool and Franjean, and leaves.

He wakes up the next morning to find two Brownies sitting at the end of his bed and that a horrific cataclysm has wiped out 12 areas in the world, including Tir Asleen.