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The Shadow Fabric spends little time getting to the action by starting in media res. The entire novel takes place over the course of week, a week that sees Leo scrambling to find more information, uncover more secrets, and discover the whereabouts of the Shadow Fabric. His desperation is palatable, and made more so as the allies that he thought he had are found to be enemies. He's almost tortured by his own paranoia, not knowing where to turn and who to trust. He always seem to be a step behind throughout the whole story and, truthfully as we learn more about the Shadow Fabric itself, he never seem to stand a chance.
The sheer evilness of the Shadow Fabric and the mechanism that it grew in power was down right scary. Often times in horror novels or films most of the horror elements are discriminatory - the victim is chosen either deliberately or by happenstance. The Shadow Fabric doesn't work that way, anyone can become a victim of the stitching, the method to grew the Fabric, simply by coming in contact with it. There is no way to fight the stitching, there is no 'incubation' period like most infection horrors, if you come in contact then you're lost. That frightens the hell out of me.
That said, it did take me almost halfway through the book to appreciate Leo’s plight. The application of showing rather than telling shone through in many scenes. At other times, I did wish a bit more from the dialogue. But when Cassell was into the scene, he certainly excelled at describing it. I was left with a few more questions from the abrupt ending, but I suspect that was what the writer intended.
Overall, it was an entertaining and suspenseful read with very intricate flourishes.
Cassell delivers sorcerers, witches, mad scientists, frankenstein's monsters, reanimated corpses, shapeshifters, flesh-eating zombies, creatures that dwell in the shadows and—best of all—ancient gods looking to rule the world. Deliver that package in 70,000 words, combine it with betrayal, double cross and triple-cross and you have a tightly twisted thriller that will keep readers awake through the night, unable to close the book's covers.
Cassell wraps the entire package in a mystery surrounding his narrator, a man with no memory prior to four years before, a tabula rasa upon which the machinations of the shadow fabric turn. The shadow fabric, it seems, steals the darkness in people's souls to weave a fabric of evil that will pave the way for the a horror that will devour all of humanity. The narrator, Leo's employer Victor, wishes to find the fabric to prevent his return.
Victor and his brother Stanley collect rare antiques in partnership with Leo's patron Goodwin. They consider the Shadow Fabric one of their finest prizes. Unfortunately, when a vagrant surrenders the Fabric to Victor, the Fabric compels Victor to murder his brother, launching a string of catastrophic events that unleashes the forces of darkness and the undead.
Everyone except Leo has been keeping secrets. Leo might be, he just doesn't remember what his are.Read more ›
The book is set in the English town of Mabley Holt, at a retreat owned by a man named Goodwin. The retreat is known as The Periwick House. Leo is our narrator. He was in a car wreck two years ago and has no memory of the wreck or his life before that. Goodwin takes him in. Victor Jacobs is Goodwin's friend. He hires Leo to be his driver. We meet: Lucas, a bitter friend of Victor. Polly, another friend of Victor. She is blind. Annabel, Polly's helper, also known as Tulip Moon. Stanley, Victor's brother. There are other important characters as well that come into play.
All of our friends are involved in a battle of good verses evil. We learn how the Shadow Fabric came to be, what it is and how evil it is. We learn about an evil hourglass, an evil knife called a witch blade an evil book titled "The Book of Leaves". We learn what these leaves are, how they came to be and more are made. We are introduced to a process called "stitching", whereby the Shadow Fabric is made bigger and stronger. The book revolves around our central characters and their pursuit and destruction of these items. There is a lot of graphic violence in this battle. Bodies pile up left and right. The story started out as the cast of characters was introduced to us and how all the evil items came to be. Victor explains much of this to Leo.Read more ›
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I usually like fantasy but this did not have a lot of surprises, and was not as believable.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
There are some books that really piss me off. Not because they are bad; no, it's the exact opposite. This is one of those books. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mike Wolff
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These days, it is rare for a horror novel to surprise me or truly excite me. Mark Cassell's Shadow Fabric is one of those rare books that both surprise and excited me. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Karoline Ashe
Mark Cassel's SHADOW FABRIC is an easy tale to take to late-night reading chairs. The lively characters and first-person viewpoint is well done and grabs and holds you in. Read morePublished 11 months ago by ScareScapes
I agree that it did drag a bit but overall it was worth the time. There were so many really good twists and turns that I just couldn't put the book down. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
It dragged on for too long. Great idea just could have ended sooner.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer