Dreams and Shadows
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Written by C. Robert Cargill
Release Date: February 26, 2013
Cover Price: $24.99
I canâ€™t tell you how many coming-of-age fantasy stories Iâ€™ve read in which the young hero is granted or somehow miraculously receives a special power that will help him or her eventually save a kingdom or even a world. These storiesâ€”though presenting hardship and struggles for the fledgling protagonistâ€”tend to grasp the idea that having such power and responsibility is a â€œgoodâ€ thing, while subsequently producing the happiest of endings. This time, it was different. I devoured screenwriter and former film critic C. Robert Cargill‘s debut novel, Dreams and Shadowsâ€”his take on this classic fantasy trope is darkly ominous, yet wonderfully refreshing.
Ewan was kidnapped by fairies as a newborn and raised as one of their own in the Limestone Kingdom. Understanding that he is a human but believing himself to be a part of their community, Ewan is eager to become a fairy; and he believes that day is quickly approaching. Unbeknownst to Ewan, the fairies have other, sinister plans for his future.
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