- Paperback: 166 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 5, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1477545727
- ISBN-13: 978-1477545720
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,540,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Morrigan's Shadows Paperback – June 5, 2012
" In only 142 pages, author Michelle Barclay manages to immerse the reader in a highly detailed world whilst telling a horrifying yet believable story. Morrigan's Shadows is a book that is astonishingly hard to put down, especially as the plot develops."
From the Author
Morrigan's Shadows was an effort for NaNoWriMo that turned into something more. It is now the first book in a burgeoning series that just sort of keeps building in my mind. In this novel, I attempt to make several obvious and subtle connections to nightmare myths and art as it is, rather obviously, I think, inspired by nightmares. Of course, throughout the writing process and even now, I wasn't sure I was quite "doing it right." My biggest hope is that I did some justice to the horrors so many of us see in our sleep.
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Morrigan is talking to her shrink about her nightmares. Or is she’s not talking about them. I don’t think she wants them to go away.
Morrigan feels more at home, safer, in her nightmares than in the real world. The monsters are known to her. She knows she’s dreaming.
In the real world, she’s plagued by fears and anxiety attacks. She has no control.
Now things have gotten real messed up for her. Morrigan isn’t sure if her nightmares are dreams or something else, something that might be real.
The winged man appeared in her waking world. Now no place is safe for her.
The first part of the book introduces you to Morrigan through her talks with her shrink. As the story progresses, you’re pulled into her nightmares. That’s where things get real interesting.
I was so wrapped up in Morrigan’s world I was down to about 10 pages left before I realized it. Then it hit me. The end was near. And there was no way those last few pages were going to give me an ending. At least not a complete one.
I was right. There was one messed up cliff hanger. I was mad at first. Not at the author. She really zinged me with the hanger.
I was mad at myself. I won this book in a giveaway. Whenever I win a book, I go to different sights and check it out, along with the author. I didn’t do that this time or I might have known this wasn’t a stand alone and would have been prepared. The book arrived in the mail and I packed it for a weekend getaway. That it was part of a series caught me by surprise.
I enjoy a series. It’s when I have to wait too long for the next one that I get irked. Often, it’s too long before the next book and I’ve moved on to something else. While the next book in this series isn’t written yet, I’ll be watching for it.
I’m not happy about being left hanging, but that won’t stop me from giving this a high recommendation to all who like dark fantasy and psychological horror. The wait for more will be worth it.
I won this book in a giveaway and so happy I did.