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Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill
  

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The unseen world is all around us and sometimes people can see past the veil. Colby gets there with the help of a genie. Ewan was stolen away as a baby, a changeling left in his place. When these two meet it shakes the foundation of the faerie kingdom. Steeped in mythology, interspersed with extracts explaining some of the creatures and phenomenon encountered, this is an enthralling, coming-of-age adventure which is difficult to put down. Familiar figures of legend, like the Wild Hunt and Cyote the Trickster combine with less well-known elements to create a rich, dark and intriguing tale. Highly recommended.

If you like C. Robert Cargill you might also like to read books by Raymond E. Feist, Tad Williams and Neil Gaiman.

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Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill

In the debut novel DREAMS AND SHADOWS, screenwriter and noted film critic C. Robert Cargill takes us beyond the veil, through the lives of Ewan and Colby, young men whose spirits have been enmeshed with the otherworld from a young age. This brilliantly crafted narrative - part Neil Gaiman, part Guillermo Del Torro, part William Burroughs - follows the boys from their star-crossed adolescences to their haunted adulthoods. Cargill's tour-de-force takes us inside the Limestone Kingdom, a parallel universe where whisky swilling genies and foul mouthed wizards argue over the state of the metaphysical realm. Having left the spirit world and returned to the human world, Ewan and Colby discover that the creatures from this previous life have not forgotten them, and that fate can never be sidestepped. With sensitivity and hopeful examination, Cargill illuminates a supernatural culture that all too eerily resembles our own. Set in a richly imagined and constructed world, complete with its own richly detailed history and mythology, DREAMS AND SHADOWS is a deeply engaging story about two extraordinary boys becoming men.

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novel with talking dogs, angry genies and very, very drunk angels. It
's also a perfect chaser for American Gods. * STARBURST *

About the Author

C. Robert Cargill has written for Ain't it Cool News for nearly 10 years under the pseudonym Massawyrm, as well as serving as a staff writer for Film.com and Hollywood.com. He appears as the animated character Carlyle on spill.com, where he also hosts a featured podcast. His first screenplay was for the film SINISTER, co-written and directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Ethan Hawke.

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Book Info

Publication date

9th January 2014

Author

C. Robert Cargill

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Publisher

Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Fantasy
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ISBN

9780575130111

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