Dreams and Shadows

Dreams and Shadows

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 23/01/2014
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Dreams and Shadows
Best book I've read in ages!
Warning: may contain spoilers. What appealed to me was the cover. I didn't look properly to begin with, just picked it up and thought 'why not'. After a fe... READ MORE
Louise at Exeter
Dreams and Shadows
Dreams and Shadows
This is not the kind of fairytale you were read as a child. This is the kind of fairytale that lures you from the path and devours you whole. The story win... READ MORE
Rachel at Ipswich
Dreams and Shadows
Unforgettable, bloodthirsty fairies.
An amazing novel steeped in the darkness and the grotesque. I was surprised to find myself submerged in a world of bloodthirsty fairies and creatures of my... READ MORE
Emma Prince at Portsmouth


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 Toro, 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.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9780575130111
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 300g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 28 mm

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Dreams and Shadows
Unexpected find
After reading this book I wouldn't want to come across any faeries, wonderfully written and compelling. A wonderful twist on convention.