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Of Shadow and Ash Paperback – October 11, 2012
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"Stacy Shofner Williams knew how to weave 'Of Shadow and Ash' to the right climax with enticing mystery, clues and even scary elements of ghosts, nightmares as well as frightening creatures. As the story progressed, I became more curious about what conclusion the story would entail, and I wasn't disappointed. This book must not be overlooked by fantasy fans." -Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite
From the Author
This book was a real challenge and took a long time to write. It kept morphing and changing and going down paths I didn't expect, or I would get so far off track that I'd get lost. Partway through the second act some brilliant twist would occur to me that opened up so many possibilities that I would end up scrapping it all and start over again. I struggled to nail down how I wanted the story to be told, but when I finally got the idea out of my head of an audience looking over my shoulder and wrote the story for me it locked in at last. It's the type of novel that I like to sit down to read myself, with journeys through new places filled with dark secrets and mysterious creatures and hidden places and civilizations that have been ruined over time, leaving behind hints of a world that used to be. What I would like for my readers is that they get as much enjoyment out of reading it as I had writing it.
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Of Shadow and Ash is a beautiful debut fantasy novel, that takes you on a journey through a whole new world with so many unexpected twists that for every question you get answered a plethora of new ones spring up to take their place.
The writing is fluid and the characters easy to identify with. The world you enter feels so real sometimes it is hard to step back and rejoin what is actually going on around you.
At one point I had to question if there was going to be a way to bring this book to a satisfying end because personally I would not have been able to do so, but once I read the ending I couldn't remember why I had any doubts.
My only criticism would be that this is a book that requires your full attention. Which is not necessarily a bad thing but in a busy household sometimes it was difficult to give it the time that I felt it really needed.
Definitely a writer to watch for in the future.
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