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The Storm and the Darkness: The House of Crimson & Clover Series Prequel (The House of Crimson and Clover) Paperback – June 6, 2013
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"With impeccable pacing, Cradit shifts effortlessly between various points of view, demonstrating superb psychological insight and a compassion for even her most damaged (and frightening) characters. Her talent for creating atmosphere rivals Daphne du Maurier. This is modern Gothic with fierce smarts."- Christopher Rice, Bestselling Author of The Heavens Rise
"I have no doubt that the name Cradit will one day be associated with the echelon of gothic fiction writers, namely Radcliffe, Blackwood, and Rice."- Becket, Bestselling Author and Assistant to Anne Rice
"Cradit's writing is poetic prose. She knows her narrative and her voice. She clearly writes with confidence in herself and in her story. I love her storytelling style!"- Becket, Bestselling Author of The Blood Vivicanti
About the Author
Sarah M. Cradit is the author of the Paranormal Southern Gothic family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover. You can learn more about Sarah, and her series, at sarahmcradit.com
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I must admit I was grateful for reading The Illusions of Eventide first because I had a small degree of calm knowing which characters made it from this book to that one.
The book was interesting in that it explored so many different personalities and attempted to provide context and understanding. This was done through constantly shifting POVs. I think it was a clear and compelling way to move the plot forward. I definitely recommend this book!
******Disclaimer- I do not give away the story line so that I don't spoil the book. I just feel that something's are better read than told!*****
The characters are well developed and you really get to see inside their heads. Cradit’s writing just flows with this story line. Extremely descriptive but yet not rambling on to take space. I very much enjoy her writing style of switching points of view. I felt like I was right there with Ana, Finn and Jon going through the notions as these brilliantly crafted characters did.
The characters are so real. I love this about Cradit’s writing and style. Even the dip into the paranormal in this world felt believable and tangible.
I recommend this book, and you haven’t had the chance to read it yet, I highly recommend you start!!!
I loved this book. I repeat. I loved this book! Yes, it’s part of a larger series about two sprawling, intertwined families. But don’t let that deter you. It works as a riveting standalone. I downloaded it during my book tour last year and immediately found myself devouring it in airport waiting areas or on bumpy commuter flights or pretty much anyplace I was standing still for a longer than a few minutes at a time. Too often authors force a trade off between edgy, complex characterizations and strong plotting, but in THE STORM AND THE DARKNESS, Sarah Cradit gives us both in equal measure. Ana Deschanel has fled New Orleans, the only home she’s ever known, claiming a rugged, isolated island off the coast of Maine as an uneasy place of refuge. The men she’s left her in wake are baffled as to her sudden departure and desperate for her to return. The men she’s just met on Summer Island are either suspiciously cold or obtrusively warm in ways suggesting they might already know more about her haunted past than she’d like to share. With impeccable pacing, Cradit shifts effortlessly between these various points of view, demonstrating superb psychological insight and a compassion for even her most damaged (and frightening) characters. Her talent for creating atmosphere rivals Daphne du Maurier. This is modern Gothic with fierce smarts. Can’t say it enough. I loved this book. I’m taking my sweet time reading the rest of the series because I know I won’t want it to end.
This book is the 2nd in the series but you do not necessarily need to read the first (but you would miss out on an amazing story) to understand what is going on here. The author does a magnificent job bringing her characters to life. The descriptive genius of her first book carries over to this one. You can feel as though you have known these people and the places they've been. I absolutely adore Sarah's writing style and her remarkable talent. Huge kudos out to the creator of the cover as well, it is beautiful and perfect for this book! Sarah M. Cradit is THE author to watch!