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Waking Nightmares (Peter Octavian) Mass Market Paperback – March 29, 2011
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Golden co-wrote the illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola, which became the launching pad for the cult favorite comics series Baltimore. As an editor, he has worked on the short story anthologies Seize the Night, The New Dead, and The Monster's Corner, among others, and has also written and co-written comic books, video games, screenplays, a BBC radio play, the online animated series Ghosts of Albion (with Amber Benson), and a network television pilot.
Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in more than fourteen languages in countries around the world. Please visit him at www.christophergolden.com
Top Customer Reviews
In Hawthorne, Massachusetts a fisherman and his son find a box and open it. Soon afterward Earthwitch Keomany Shaw calls Peter to tell him she is drawn to Hawthorne because something dangerously evil is there; that malevolence will spread from ground zero unless they can prevent it from happening. Before the pair arrives, all perishable dairy produce curdle and spoil while a magical torrent inundates the area. When Peter and Keomany arrive, they find the magic getting stronger by the minute. People engulfed by magical energy turn to wraiths intent on hurting their family and neighbors. The two outsiders team up with Amber who has visions of what could occur if the evil is not stopped. With assistance from recently turned vampire Charlotte, they seek the source of the wicked magic, knowing that all they need is a miracle to stop whatever entity is behind this debacle.
The latest episode in the Peter Octavian urban fantasy saga (see Of Saints and Shadows) crackles with energy as the action never allows the heroes a respite; each understand time has run out. The protagonists taking a stand by fighting the entrenching darkness feel natural even with supernatural prowess. Fans of the series will feel the author is Golden with this super novel and its incredible cliffhanger.
Unfortunately, this long-awaited and much needed new book in this once great series fell kinda flat for me. The storyline itself just wasn't big enough. Especially with what has transpired in the other previous books. This seemed like a short story, not the epic-sized adventures in the previous books.
I'm sorry Mr. Golden, as much as I hate to write this, being a big fan of this series and also of the uber-fantastic Menagerie series, this one fell way short. Probably the reason why this new book has gotten so few reviews. I hope this doesn't mean there won't be another one, because I think ALL writers, and every book series, has its dud. This is your dud. Giving this 3 stars is really, really being kind. Only because I love this concept and the main character, along with some of the side characters.
Not break out of this and create a spectacular Peter Octavian meets the Menagerie novel.
Was Golden was dared by another author to see how many times he could repeat the same drudgery without his editor noticing? The last 150 pages of this book are so monotonous that I found myself wondering if I was trapped in an alternate dimension where books kept repeating the same prose that had been on the previous page.
I read and loved every other book in the shadow saga by Golden, and many of his other books as well. I was thrilled when I discovered that this had been published. Golden has built a huge cache of goodwill up over the years, so I'll give his Octavian sagas one more chance.
This book was a huge misstep for Golden.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome read! the constant twists and turns leave you on the edge of your seat! can't wait to read the next book!Published 23 months ago by james
I have yet to read a CG novel that I didn't like. He draws you in and keeps you reading from beginning to end. Love this author.Published 24 months ago by cucadare
This is one book of a series containing the character Peter Octavian. If you love CG's books you will probably like this one.Published on December 18, 2013 by J. L.