Fern and Serenity work for the Human Favours Bureau and the specialist supernatural banking system that governs the delicate equilibrium of human earthly affairs when human client balances start to fall into dispute however, due to intervention and intentional sabotage by the mischief makers, who oppose them and some human beings fail to sacrifice willingly the things they are supposed to surrender, chaos ensues. Special gifts by Life Bankers can bestow upon human beings as they provide their unique services to humanity include: bags of wealth, celebrity status and life changing opportunities. They also have the ability to grant: special favours, discounts of kindness and exceptional rewards to those they deem as deserving human beings. Sometimes, Life Bankers walk the earth in human form as they assume control of human bodies for short periods of time to deliver particular services but at times they appear in their supernatural state to particular human beings, especially children.
The Universal Rule of the Life Bank is: When something is given, something must be also be taken away. Written by Jill Thrussell.
The Shadowlands population is made up of Shadows, ninety percent of whom are assigned to human forms but about 10 percent work for the Human Favours Bureau in either; the Dream Centre, Fate Training Academy, the Human Favour Life Bank, the Stork Family Assignment Facility, the Shadows Training Academy or the Rest In Peace Halls. In a valley on the edge of the Shadowlands, the Mischief Makers which are Shadows that have deserted their human forms who have been outlawed and banned from the Shadowlands reside as they occupy the Valley of Treachery. On occasions and whenever they can, these troublemakers invade the Shadowlands for various reasons with malicious attacks as they are aggressive, wild and rebellious. Every year a contest is held inside the Shadowlands and a human being is selected to moderate the 'Human of Tomorrow' contest alongside with the ruler and God of the Shadowlands and one lucky, eligible Shadow is given the highly coveted and prized 'Human of Tomorrow' annual slot so that they can actually live a real human life.
The three objectives of Shadows are:
- To Protect Human Lives
- To Assist Human Beings
- To Provide Invisible Companionship to Humanity
This project is suitable for children of six to twelve years and a key message of this series is that it will serve as a tribute to all the people in one's life that support us, some of whom exist but are rarely given appreciation. Other titles in this series include Shadowlands: Life Bank, Shadowlands: Dream Centre, Shadowlands: Storks Trapped in the Departure Lounge, Shadowlands: Personal Fate Trainers and Shadowlands: Shadows Training Academy.
“Shadows are tasked with protecting human lives, if a shadow deserts their human counterpart, usually that human being will then face tribulations and trials they are under equipped to cope with.“ ~ Jill Thrussell