Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Waiting on Wednesday (141): Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill
Dreams and Shadows: A Novel
Author: C. Robert Cargill
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publish Date: February 26, 2013
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There is another world than our own, as close and intimate as a kiss, as terrifying and haunting as nightmares, a realm where fairies and djinns, changelings and angels all the stuff of which dreams are made is real . . . and where magic awaits in the shadows, just a hidden step away. Between this realm and that other lies a veil, a gossamer web that muddles the vision of mortal man and keeps him from seeing what is all around him. Sometimes, someone pierces that protective veil. But one glimpse of this world can forever transform lives. Just ask Ewan and Colby . . .
Once upon the time, the pair were once bold explorers and youthful denizens of this magical realm, until they left that world behind them. Now, Ewan is a musician living in Austin, and has just met the girl he wants to marry. Colby is still coping with he consequences of an innocent childhood wish that haunts him all these years later. While their time in the Limestone Kingdom is little more than a distant memory, this supernatural world has never forgotten them. And in a world where angels relax on rooftops, whiskey-swilling genies and foul-mouthed wizards argue metaphysics, and monsters in the dark feed on fear, both will learn that fate can never be outrun.
*Why I want to read this: The characters and the story sound just a little bit off, which is extremely appealing to me. "Foul-mouthed wizards argue metaphysics" - this I have to read! - Jessica
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