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They Mostly Come Out At Night (Yarnsworld Book 1) by [Patrick, Benedict]
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4.5 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
Book 1 of 2 in Yarnsworld (2 Book Series)

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About the Author

I’m from a small town in Northern Ireland called Banbridge, but have been living and working in Scotland since I moved here at the age of eighteen. Tragically, that was quite a while ago. I’ve been writing for most of my life, and have been reading for pretty much all of it (with help from mum and dad at the beginning). My life changed when a substitute primary school teacher read my class part of The Hobbit and I asked him for a lend of the book – I fell in love with the fantasy genre and never looked back. They Mostly Come Out At Night is my debut novel, and is the first novel in The Yarnsworld series.

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  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01DL8S8F6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #66,130 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book is a little challenging to review without giving lots of spoilers. It's definitely a fantasy on the darker side, with a horror-esque atmosphere to it. As the author mentions in the notes following the book, he is intentionally referencing some of the darker Brothers Grimm fairy tales as well as Native American tales. This comes through really well and I think the author did a great job on that front.

There are basically two main storylines woven together in this book - the story of the outcast villager, Lonan and the story he dreams which revolves around the world of the Magpie King, a figure who is both real and almost of mythic proportion to the villagers. The world the story takes place in feels very isolated, with small settlements or villages scattered throughout a dark forest. Travel has become increasingly risky as being out after sunset is basically a death sentence. As the title of the book implies, there are monsters that mostly come out at night. The villages are under the protection (and governance) of the Magpie King who rules from the Eyrie, however with travel so risky, communication has basically fallen apart and there is almost no contact from the Eyrie to the village.

In addition, each of the chapters is interspersed with fantastic little stories, often about the history of the Magpie King or the many tales of Artemis the Sly, a trickster figure. The little vignette stories are a great way to build the backstory of the history and culture of the world.

Overall I thought this was a very good story. It's a little too far to the horror side for my usual picks, but I still enjoyed it.
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I would first like to compliment the awesome cover for this book. It is mystical and creepy, definitely fitting for such a story.

So just what is this story about? With as much fantasy, supernatural, dark fiction, and even a little adventure, I would honestly say this is a coming of age book. It’s a story about a boy who must become a man. About a man who desires to win the love of his life and about a man who must realize his destiny. There are actually multiple stories in this book and they tie together very well.

They Mostly Come Out at Night is every dark fantasy reader’s dream. Its creepy and gives you the chills but in such a way that makes you want to keep reading more and more. I think Patrick is a splendid author and his way with words is very unique. Every word is deliberate and has meaning to it. I knew when I should feel creeped out—which I did—I knew when I should feel empathetic and even overwhelmed, as some of the characters were. There were parts that were heart-pounding, some were exciting, some were even tender and sweet. But overall, this was a well written book worth anyone’s attention.

This is somewhat of an underdog story. There are monsters that lurk beyond Lonan’s village and he is accused of letting them inside. Not only does he have to clear his name, but Lonan is faced with a new threat. He must find a way to protect the ones he loves most and win back the trust of his village. This is a story that tests friendships and family bonds, it shows you what you’re worth when tough times come. Who can you trust when people begin disappearing in the night?

I loved the style of writing in this book. It read like an old fable or folktale, as if Patrick had been born in the wrong era.
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I loved this book, written in a fairy tale style but with more maturity. Although in the fantasy genre, it explores themes which we can relate to in the real world: love, loss, sacrifice, betrayal - the 'stuff' that makes us human. It reminds us how important stories are in helping us make sense of the world. The twists and turns made this book an exciting page-turner. Highly recommended for those who enjoy fantasy books and for those, like me, who only occasionally read them. I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series.
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This book was a real surprise for me. I’ve never read anything quite like it.

The main thing I enjoyed about this book was the format, it switches between different viewpoints to keep you interested and inbetween you get little folk tales which fitted perfectly with the story but also broke up the reading making it flow and easy to digest. The way the book was paced was honestly the reason I read it so quickly and enjoyed it so thoroughly

Adahy has to be my favourite character, and the tale that unfolds towards the end surprised me. I knew something was coming but didn’t quite get it before the author gave you the twist in the tale.

I love fantasy and this is no exception, it dark, fast paced, creepy and wild

Another thing that really made it interesting for me was the “knack” the villagers possessed, each individual gaining their own skill to benefit their village. This really came in useful for the story when learning about Lonan and his story.. Although it’s fantasy I felt it was real, you really felt for him

The ending did not disappoint one bit, it gave me just what I was hoping for.. When I put the book down the only thing I could think to say was “Wow”

For me this book ticked everything and the way it was written made it fresh and easy to read. Usually when i read at night I might only read a couple chapters before I get too tired but with this I was so drawn in.. it flowed so well that I just kept going

I won’t spoil the plot for you but this story weaves two people's lives into one with a very surprising and interesting twist.

Anyone who likes dark fantasy will enjoy this no doubt, any lover of fantasy in general also.. come to think of it anyone who just enjoys a dark tale, like the Brothers Grimm, not every story has a happy ending.

Love it!
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