Dreams of Shreds and Tatters
Lovecraftian urban fantasy, but it's Lovecraft with all the worst exceses taken out. Beautifully written and brilliantly paced.When Liz Drake's best friend vanishes, nothing can stop her nightmares. Driven by the certainty he needs her help, she crosses a continent to search for him. She finds... show more
Lovecraftian urban fantasy, but it's Lovecraft with all the worst exceses taken out. Beautifully written and brilliantly paced.When Liz Drake's best friend vanishes, nothing can stop her nightmares. Driven by the certainty he needs her help, she crosses a continent to search for him. She finds Blake comatose in a Vancouver hospital, victim of a mysterious accident that claimed his lover's life--in her dreams he drowns. Blake's new circle of artists and mystics draws her in, but all of them are lying or keeping dangerous secrets. Soon nightmare creatures stalk the waking city, and Liz can't fight a dream from the daylight world: to rescue Blake she must brave the darkest depths of the dreamlands. Even the attempt could kill her, or leave her mind trapped or broken. And if she succeeds, she must face the monstrous Yellow King, whose slave Blake is on the verge of becoming forever.
Publish date: 2015-05-12
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
[I received an advanced copy of this book through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.]Granted, I took my sweet time in reading it... so by now the book has been out for quite a few months. Overall an interesting experience, though I expected more out of it. I've been fascinated by the origi...
I should really learn to read at least part of a blurb before deciding I want to read a book based on the pretty cover and awesome title. Perhaps in that case I would have had different expectation. Because although the cover screamed Urban Fantasy to me, it was a completely different kind of Urban ...
Dreams of Shreds and Tatters by Amanda Downum Acquired: ARC via Netgalley Genre: Urban Fantasy Published: 12 May 2015 by Solaris Available: Book Depository I don’t read enough stories that follow people in their 20s. I enjoy urban fantasy because magic, choices and life often collide in a ...
For my full review of the novel please visit If These Books Could TalkLiz Drake has a feeling that something is wrong, and when you have empathic tendencies and the ability to enter Dreamland in your sleep and walk among it’s residents, you tend to act on those ominous thoughts. So when she can’t g...
Anyone picking up Amanda Downum's Dreams of Shreds and Tatters will be confused. The prologue opens with a cabal of artists gathering around a mysterious, powerful man. Chapter one shows us a magical disaster. Chapter two jumps us ahead in time once more to reveal the aftermath of humans meddling in...