Sometimes there is very good reason to be afraid of the dark…Eleven-year-old Arlen lives with his parents on their small farmstead, half a day's ride from the isolated hamlet of Tibbet's Brook.
As dusk falls upon Arlen's world, a strange mist rises from the ground; a mist that promises a violent death to any foolish enough to brave the coming darkness, for hungry corelings - demons that cannot be harmed by mortal weapons - materialize from the vapours to feed on the living. As the sun sets, people have no choice but to take shelter behind magical wards and pray that their protection holds until the creatures dissolve with the first signs of dawn.
When Arlen's life is shattered by the demon plague, he is forced to see that it is fear, rather than the demons, which truly cripples humanity. Believing that there is more to his world than to live in constant fear, he must risk leaving the safety of his wards to discover a different path.In the small town of Cutter's Hollow, Leesha's perfect future is destroyed by betrayal and a simple lie. Publicly shamed, she is reduced to gathering herbs and tending an old woman more fearsome than the corelings. Yet in her disgrace, she becomes the guardian of dangerous ancient knowledge.
Orphaned and crippled in a demon attack, young Rojer takes solace in mastering the musical arts of a Jongleur, only to learn that his unique talent gives him unexpected power over the night.Together, these three young people will offer humanity a last, fleeting chance of survival.
"An absolute masterpiece… literally unputdownable, and deserves to be the next Big Thing in dark fantasy." (www.ozhorrorscope.com)
"A very accomplished debut fantasy. Recommended." (www.sfrevu.com. Readers Reviews)
"If the next two books in this series live up to this one it will be one day named as a classic fantasy series." (Joanne Horsley)
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By Dave on 01-06-15
Gripping and Original Fantasy
I usually listen to audible books while travelling to work and doing housework and gardening etc. this book was so good i read it over the course of a weekend - finding excuses to keep listening by getting extra jobs done I had been putting off for months :)
If you like fantasy from the likes of Brandon Sanderson and George R R Martin you owe it to yourself to try this book.
Now - on to book 2.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
By Steve on 20-12-14
The start of the Story
i found the story compelling. The narrator using an unexcited tone which works very well for me, because at times the scenes are fast and furious especially during battle scenes. The three main characters of this story each have their own tale and they are interwoven expertly. A great novel
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By Hagiti on 22-07-18
Listen instead of reread
First audiobook I listen to, had to get used to it, but turns out to be amazing! Much easier that reading it again, so I am listening to it during work while I organize paper!
By Giancarlo on 12-05-18
Without this ending should be great
Nice story, innovative, interesting. Good plot, well delineated characters, but the end !!!! Reminds Rambo or the worse superheroes !!! Anyway I'll buy the second book