- File Size: 788 KB
- Print Length: 296 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 16, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005D4YP3G
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,330,066 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Careless Talk (The Ciriath Cycle Book 1) Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
His life to date has been split evenly between writing and technology. His technology career pays the bills and the writing keeps him sane.
To date, he has published reviews and articles for computing and video game magazines, as well as short stories.
From Within is his first novel; a dark and frantic homage to the horror fiction of the 1970s and 1980s.
His second book, Careless Talk, is a dark fantasy documenting a conflict between immortals. The events therein stretch from ancient Babylon to the modern day.
His preferred genres are dark fantasy and horror, and promises never to feature sparkly vampires. His short stories have ranged from the blatantly surreal to the comedic, and he feels that humour has a very definite role to play in the modern horror novel.
Top Customer Reviews
You want more than one word? Okay. This book, the first of the Ciriath Cycle by John M. Dow, is a masterful blend of paranormal, epic historical, supernatural, romance, spiced with a dash of horror. Mr. Dow is a skillful wielder of metaphor and his imagery is always precise, never ham-handed or overdone. The characters in this book are full-fleshed and well-drawn, three-dimensional and alive.
I never like to give much in the way of synopsis because I get annoyed when I read reviews that give away the store. But I will say a little. In this book, there are two forces at work, the Protectorate and the Opposition, with an uneasy Truce between the two. James, one of the First--an Immortal being who can create and destroy worlds--and his companion of three millennia, who now goes by the name of Emily, must confront James' unaccountable attraction to a young woman, Dawn. How they finally deal with the seemingly unsolvable problem leads to a stunning conclusion and a stirring lead-in for the second book.
Frankly, I squealed, "No!" out loud at the moment when one character makes a supreme sacrifice for the sake of another. It was perfectly logical and in character. And it broke my heart. I loved it.
I recommend this book very highly, as well as "From Within," also by John Dow. He is an excellent writer and his books are simply terrific.
This book was given to me as a review copy.
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