I have been so busy recently with no time to read. I picked up this book for several reasons. The subject sounded interesting. It was a collection of short stories (easier to read ‘on the run’) and the collection itself was not too big.
I needed not to worry about this book taking too long to read. After the first few lines I got lost in the world of Paul Edwards’ imagination and everything else ceased to exist. I would reside in deserted graveyards, walk around in gloomy streets hiding from creatures with very dark eyes while my only companion was silver moon.
The words flowing from pages together with associations of colours painted vivid pictures all around me. Characters, with their inner conflict or emotional turmoil, were credible and one could not help feeling scared, lonely or desperate with them.
‘Eleonora’ scared me, leaving me with an unsettling feeling of uneasiness, ending of ‘Cure’ was intriguing and mysterious, while ‘Mine’ evoked feelings of desperation and sadness.
It was the first story, of the same title as the book though that has enthralled me, maybe due to its romantic melancholy. It was a great introduction into the dark world of Paul Edwards’ fantasy.
Don’t take my word for it, read the book!
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