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Queen of the Dark Things Paperback – 15 May 2014

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz (15 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0575130156
  • ISBN-13: 978-0575130159
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,793,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cargill has proved that he has one of the best imaginations around and a writing talent to boot' (Upcoming 4 Me)

fans of the first book won't be disappointed (Kirkus Reviews)

Thsi direct sequel feels more confident and just as gripping...an excellent and hugely entertaining follow-up that delivers on its predecessor's promise (Sci-Fi Now)

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This acclaimed work of dark and magical contemporary fantasy, perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, moves into the world of aboriginal myth and story.

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Funny, sad and truly imaginative, I love the world Robert Cargill has created here. The book picks up pace, with some of the same faces but plently of new ones jumping on for the ride. An old wrong is trying to be righted generations after the fact. New creatures and lots of Australian lore (which was new to me) with already established characters being dragged in to sort it all out, or else!
The characters are what really makes these books come alive, none are perfect heroes or villians, but somewhere believably inbetween (impressive considering most of them are supernatural beings). I want to see many more books from this series please!
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A very enjoyable read. This sequel expands on the first book, bringing a grander scale and more world building. It has a fast pace and interesting characters, bringing back faves and introducing new ones. The author still seems to be good at tugging at the heart strings occasionally too. All that needs to be said really is if you liked the Dreams and Shadows you will undoubtedly like this too.
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By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 Jan. 2015
Format: Hardcover
C. Robert Cargill's debut novel "Dreams and Shadows" was one of my favorite urban fantasy novels of recent memory -- a tale of two young men touched by magic in a world of strange, dangerous magical creatures.

But with Ewan pushing up daisies now, I found myself curious about how Cargill's sequel would turn out. The answer: "Queen of the Dark Things" is a lot like its magically-adept protagonist Colby -- dark, witty, and riddled with a weird, dark, menacing underworld of supernatural beauty and oddity. This story is far more intimate than its predecessor, but it still has a complex narrative and some genuinely spooky antagonists.

Six months have passed since Ewan's death. Colby has driven the denizens of the Limestone Kingdom from Austin, disposes of dangerous creatures (like La Llorona) when he isn't drinking in the company of angels and djinni... and inadvertently runs afoul of the beautiful blonde goddess of Austin. Still grief-stricken over his only human friend's death, he wants to be left in peace. But he's a powerful wizard, so... no, he's not going to get that peace.

Ten years ago, during a trip to Australia, Colby met a little girl named Kaycee, who used dreamwalking to escape her lonely, sad life. But when a band of kutji (ghostly pirates) destroyed her body and her life, she became the Queen of the Dark Things.

And now she's coming to Austin, filling everyone and everything there with fear -- including Colby, who may not be able to triumph against her. With her come the kutji, the Seventy-Two and a vast web of demonic conspiracy that has spread through the centuries... and ends with the Queen seeking revenge on everyone who has hurt her.
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This is an excellent second novel it takes characters from the first book and tells the next part I the story, I think the author has improved his style of writing greatly as I really enjoyed the first book but did struggle at times with the writhing no problems here, short chapters writing that's to the point no let up in the pace make for a book that I could not put down a real page turner.
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This was an utterly fantastic sequel and a tale that could stand on it's own merits. Cargill has outdone himself and is carving a great place for himself amongst modern day aficionados of mythology and urban fantasy. Eagerly awaiting the next sequel.
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