Queen of the Dark Things Paperback – 15 May 2014
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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)
This acclaimed work of dark and magical contemporary fantasy, perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, moves into the world of aboriginal myth and story.See all Product Description
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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!
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.Read more ›
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Excellent book most original I have read in a long time.
Really good characters, hard to put down what else do you want in a good book?
A tight and accomplished sequel that continues to build on the world created in Dreams and Shadows. Funny, emotional with all characters being just the right shade of grey to keep... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Juan Fernandez
Really enjoyed this - and read it without realising it was the second in a series. Therefore you could easily read this as a standlone book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by She_Who_Sleeps_With_Cats