By C. Robert Cargill
Screenwriter and acclaimed movie critic C. Robert Cargill makes his fiction debut with Dreams and Shadows, taking cherished fable tropes, giving them a twist, and turning out a superb, witty, and wry tackle conflict among the fairy international and our own.
Something is lacking from Ewan and Colby’s lives. dwelling within the corners in their thoughts is their time in Limestone state, a realm jam-packed with magic and secret, an international the place just some may well trip among the menagerie of mystical souls and sinister demons.
Cargill bargains well-crafted characters and an soaking up, problematic plot that might attract fanatics of Neil Gaiman and Lev Grossman. Dreams and Shadows pulls you into a unprecedented universe of darkness that exposes the magic and monsters in our international, and in ourselves.
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The tatters of the net of shadows clung to the massive limbs and dissipated into nothingness. The crew of Night’s Secret shouted in terror. Crossbows twanged but the bolts were too small to affect the kraken. The roiling sea set the ship to rocking, nearly tossing Brennus overboard. Rivalen grabbed his cloak and jerked him backward. Brennus steadied himself on the gunnel and cursed. ” Captain Perin shouted. “At your stations! ” The tentacles retreated under the sea and the head of the kraken—sleek despite its enormousness—broke the surface.
He wished with all his heart that he could find a piece of one of those falling stars—he imagined they were probably orange, or maybe red—and carry it around in his pocket with his skipping stones. But none of them had struck near his home. If one had, he and Nem could have found it and taken it out to look at it anytime they wanted. That would have been wonderful. And Jase would have been so jealous. Thinking of his friends, Aril decided to ask Mother just one more time if Nem could accompany them to the lake on the morrow.
Lightning flashed, splitting the dark. Thunder rolled and boomed. Swells like mountains rose and fell on the sea. Rain fell in torrents. The mizzenmast of Night’s Secret bent in the wind. The whole of the caravel creaked from the battering of the storm. Loose rigging and shredded sails snapped like whips in the gusts, but the dark pennon bearing the symbol of Shar and flying from high atop the mainmast held its ground against the storm. Rivalen smiled at that. The black circle bordered in violet looked like an eye, Shar’s eye, guiding them to their goal.
Dreams and Shadows: A Novel by C. Robert Cargill