Incubus (Fairwick Chronicles 1) Paperback – 21 Jul 2011
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"Hopelessly addictive...definitely the season's guilty pleasure" (Time Out)
"Incubus is a fabulous mixture of classic Gothic themes, paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Hugely enjoyable and highly recommended, Incubus gets the Fairwick Chronicles off to a great start - leaving this reviewer already looking forward to the next instalment of this series" (www.lovevampires.com)
"successfully bringing together a welcome injection of gothic mystery back into a supernatural romance story. I very much enjoyed reading this book and without a doubt can say that Goodman's Fairwick Chronicles have a lot of potential for future reading" (Fantasy Book Review)
"Love the Twilight series? Then read Carol Goodman's new vampire thriller, Incubus" (Stylist)
"This is a wonderfully clever and inventive tale of magic, yet still contemporary and believable. The author's subtle yet very effective use of foreshadowing keeps the reader engaged, and the surprising ending has a lovely dose of bittersweet romance and a good dash of optimism" (Romantic Times)
The first novel in a series of urban fantasy meets modern gothic novelsSee all Product Description
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Callie's long term partner - Paul - is currently living in California as he earns his own doctorate, so when she has increasingly realistic erotic dreams she just chalks it up to sexual frustration and the fact that the faceless man in the dreams bears a strong resemblance to the 'shadow man' who haunted her childhood dreams must be a coincidence.
But when Callie uncovers the unedited drafts of the author's novels, it becomes clear that the author was also being visited by the same presence. And Callie realises that her colleagues and the majority of Fairwick's residents aren't quite human, so uh oh - her midnight stalker may not just be a harmless dream.
This is one of those books that I didn't think that I'd like so I didn't bother reading for a few weeks, only to flick through a few pages cautiously and not put down again until I'd finished it.
Normally I wouldn't be a fan of the incubus/succubi angle in fantasy books: it's an excuse for having the hero/heroine jump in out of bed with multiple partners and creating the ever-dreaded 'love triangle' sub-plot, which I hate as most of the series I read tend to use this over-worn plot device.Read more ›
The story is narrated in the first person by Dr Calleach McFay, who is the principle character and who is a college lecturer in supernatural topics at Fairwick which proves to be quite an unusual college. Often the result of writing in this medium can be awkward and the character speaking can seem quite wooden and lacking character. However, this format works really well here and we gradually learn a great deal about Callie, her hopes and fears and what makes her tick. One feels quite a lot of empathy towards her as the plot develops and as she learns much more about herself and her ancestry.
This is a fantasy tale so the appearance of witches, daemons, fey people and other supernatural characters is not unexpected and the author introduces these elements into the story so that they blend in seamlessly as a natural development of the plot.Read more ›
So beautifully written, I love a descriptive book, i could picture every detail of the house, the setting of it, the landscape, the wood itself, the layout of the town, the college... A wonderful place. All the characters too, the book takes on a movie projector playing in my head, so even now i can see the living room, the attic with the boxes of notes, the beautiful desk (which i want) those cute little mice....everything written to take the reader into the story and not just remain on the outside reading in. Thank goodness there is more books to follow......and other books by Carol Goodman as i have just become a Fan!
I'm not fond of Love stories but this just sucked me in and I was lost in the story of Callie and the Incubus, this book has been one of my absolute favourite reads this year.
High praise for the Fairwick Chronicles, and I have now purchased the next books to delve into.
I hope that Carol goodman is going to continue this story in some way.
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I came upon this book when I was looking into buying one of Deborah Harkness, All Souls Trilogy on Amazon. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Melissa
I can't wait to read the 2nd and 3rd book! If you like True Blood, Twilight, this is a book for you!Published 11 months ago by Kitty
Bought for my daughter. She enjoyed this book immensely. Will be looking for more literature by the same author.
So I love the idea of gothic romance where the heroine falls in love with a dark, scary supernatural which eventually leads to her either dying to be with him or killing him. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Dee xx
Really enjoyed this book,it was recommended to me by my sister, so glad I took her advice and read it. Will be reading the next book.Published 20 months ago by magicmyst