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This review is from: Black Feathers (Black Dawn) (Mass Market Paperback)
So we come to Black Feathers by the wonderfully funny (on Twitter!) Joseph D'Lacey a book I've been dying to get around to and finally did! Stephen King, my favourite author, reckons Joseph D'Lacey rocks. Having completed this novel I have to say I'm in utter agreement. He sure does.
This is a fable of sorts. A dark fairy tale. Telling two stories, interlinked but in different times, it follows two young people on their journey towards a prophetic future. Megan has an encounter that will change her life forever, Gordon is learning who he is and what his part will be in the world. Is an apocalypse coming? Shadowing them both is the Crowman, a mythical figure, and one who is absolutely fascinating. As we journey with them, there are unexpected challenges and both will have to grow up fast. As plot details go thats all you are getting. But its brilliant!
Pacing is perfect for the story being told. Slowly but surely the plot unfolds and it will have you turning pages - a warning, the temptation WILL be there to flip forward a bit - I nearly did at several stages because I was dying to know but don't do it. It comes when it comes and when it does its electrifying. I held my breath through the last few chapters and boy, I'm not sure how patient I'm going to be waiting for whatever comes next. Thanks Mr D'Lacey. You rock!