Sunday, March 10, 2013

Dreams and Shadows-C. Robert Cargill

Dreams and Shadows

C. Robert Cargill

Harper Voyager, Feb 26 2013, $24.99

ISBN: 9780062190420

Proud parents Tiffany and Jared Thatcher love their newborn Ewan. However, after hearing Tiffany’s awful warble that only a bay would cherish, Dithers the Bendith Y Mamau blob abducts Ewan from his family’s seventeenth floor apartment and replaces the cooing infant with the Changeling Knocks. Tiffany realizes immediately something is not right with her newborn and claims he is not her baby; but Jared and others thinks something is not right with her.

Over the years Ewan and another abductee Colby meet and become friends in the Fey’s Limestone Kingdom. Together they escape to earth where Ewan falls in love in Austin. However, departing the Limestone Kingdom proves much easier than staying away as they are drawn back to their former realm as no one just leaves.

Though the Changeling snatch concept is not new, the denizen of the Limestone Kingdom brings freshness with their metaphysical debates on whether places like Texas exist beyond “… traveling through another dimension -- a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's a signpost up ahead: your next stop: the Twilight Zone!” Fans will enjoy the escapades of the two BFFs in Austin and in Limestone as both places can prove bloody deadly.

Harriet Klausner

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