- File Size: 908 KB
- Print Length: 177 pages
- Publisher: Nyx Fiction; 1 edition (March 22, 2012)
- Publication Date: March 22, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007NPUUGY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,323,728 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A Path Far Away (Looking for the Witch Book 2) Kindle Edition
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A Path Far Away is a collection of twenty tales set in a foreboding, mystical land of uncertain characters and circumstances. The central themes Fabia weaves in his collection is survival, revenge, greed, and lust. In one of his shortest tales Tupilaq, the villages of a northern clan are forced to make great sacrifices to save their lives. In The Proper Feet, a mother goes to extreme lengths to ensure security, wealth, and power for her family. In Othcliff and the Plague, a man becomes so obsessed with immortality that he commits despicable acts to achieve it. In Love Itself, one man's quest to find the spirit of love reveals the insidious lust of a village. In Bokuraru and the Untold Universe, a lion's quest for his absent father turns him into a strange creature of fate and death.
At a glance, A Path Far Away is a harrowing world for mere mortals. But it can form the strange alliances of a former knight and witch as told in A Walking House. It can become a place where revenge is quelled by the union of all souls in The Watering Hole For All. It can disguise itself with great fortune as revealed in Blessings of the White Elephant. Nothing in Fabia's dark, rich world is ever predictable creating an engaging experience for the reader.
Short stories pose a unique and creative challenge as it is the job of the writer to convince the reader that the story is complete. Fabia's stories thrust itself directly into the action and rely very little on exposition. While it may leave the reader desiring more, Fabia's style creates a lively pace of suspense and twists.
Writing in the tradition of Grimm's fairy tales, Looking For the Witch: A Path Far Away is cautionary tales that peel away at human nature. Though vicious monsters lurk at every corner, it is also a reflection of the hidden monster that can creep up in anyone who allows greed, revenge, and lust to fuel their action. Readers should tread lightly as they enter Darryl Fabia's unique world as A Path Far Away is an original and bone chilling read.
I would highly recommend reading the previous installment ('Don't Let The Fairies Eat You') before reading 'A Path Far Away', as reading both in order will help fill in the gaps left between some of the stories, yet isn't required to still enjoy and fully understand these fairytales. If possible it'd be a insult NOT to read all the stories that are interwoven between both books. All in all I will conclude with this final statement: "A Path Far Away, is possibly one of my all time favorite books in terms of creating a living world of fairytales and their un-happily ever afters".