Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill
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Screenwriter and acclaimed film critic C. Robert Cargill makes his fiction debut with Dreams and Shadows, taking beloved fantasy tropes, giving them a twist, and turning out a wonderful, witty, and wry take on clash between the fairy world and our own.

Something is missing from Ewan and Colby’s lives. Residing in the corners of their memories is their time in Limestone Kingdom, a realm filled with magic and mystery, a world where only some may travel amongst the menagerie of mystical souls and sinister demons.

Cargill offers well-crafted characters and an absorbing, intricate plot that will appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman and Lev Grossman. Dreams and Shadows pulls you into an extraordinary universe of darkness that exposes the magic and monsters in our world, and in ourselves.

 

About C. Robert Cargill

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C. Robert Cargill has written for Ain't It Cool News for more than a decade under the pseudonym Massawyrm, served as a staff writer for Film.com and Hollywood.com, and appeared as the animated character Carlyle on spill.com. He is the screenwriter of the film Sinister. He lives and works in Austin, Texas.
 
Published February 26, 2013 by Harper Voyager. 467 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Oct 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Dreams and Shadows: A Novel

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In this beautifully written debut, Ain’t It Cool News Web site contributor Cargill chronicles the friendship and adventures of Ewan, stolen as a baby by the fairy–goblin crossbreeds called Bendith Y Mamau, and Colby, an eight-year-old who encounters a djinn, with an unhurried storyteller styl...

Nov 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Dreams and Shadows: A Novel

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In this beautifully written debut, Ain’t It Cool News Web site contributor Cargill chronicles the friendship and adventures of Ewan, stolen as a baby by the fairy–goblin crossbreeds called Bendith Y M

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They're both sympathetic protagonists – Ewan is the classic fish out of water, while Colby is someone whose world has been destroyed by an unwise word – and you can’t help but feel for them.

Jan 30 2013 | Read Full Review of Dreams and Shadows: A Novel

A child stolen away by the fairies is one of the oldest stories in fantasy, but in this debut, it is only the beginning of the tale. Ewan was taken as a baby to the Limestone Kingdom, where he was raised as a half-wild fairy creature and never told of the

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