A Gathering Darkness [NOOK Book]

Overview

Phillip is thirteen, homeless, and heartbroken. He's been living on the streets of New York ever since he lost his family. Since that terrible day, the only thing keeping him going is vengeance- vengeance against the man who 'stole' his father, his family, his future. A man with 'silver singing' spurs that can walk between worlds and call down the 'darkness.'
Will a 'Fallen' named Maggie, who claims she can talk to the angels, help him? Or will a 'murder of ravens' defeat him? ...

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A Gathering Darkness

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Overview

Phillip is thirteen, homeless, and heartbroken. He's been living on the streets of New York ever since he lost his family. Since that terrible day, the only thing keeping him going is vengeance- vengeance against the man who 'stole' his father, his family, his future. A man with 'silver singing' spurs that can walk between worlds and call down the 'darkness.'
Will a 'Fallen' named Maggie, who claims she can talk to the angels, help him? Or will a 'murder of ravens' defeat him? Perhaps there are even darker forces than these at work, forces bent on destroying everything in Phillips life, including the very world?

No one ever said growing up would be easy. Then again, no one ever said it could be this hard either.

An Excerpt from Heir of Nostalgia:

“A dark mastiff,” whispered Maggie, keeping the beast in sight the entire time. “In packs they are unstoppable. By themselves, however… We used to hunt them for sport,” she said.
At this point Phillip jumped in, “Surely you can do something. Look what you did with Feathers.”
“Mastiff and corbie, Phillip, two completely different creatures. Mastiffs are drawn from shadow and shade, sharp corners and angles. Corbie on the other hand.” She was about to say something more when the wolf lunged.
With one arm Maggie swept Theo and Phillip to one side, while striking out with her ‘stick.’ As soon as the ‘tree branch’ struck the great wolf it snapped in two and burst into flame and cinders. Steaming blood the color of night, the beast snapped wildly at them and withdrew.
Fresh scarlet ran like a tear down Maggie’s right cheek. She’d been quick, but the wolf had been quicker.
“Maggie!” Phillip cried, seeing the ragged gash across her forearm.

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Editorial Reviews

Ron M
This book is AMAZING! You feel like your right there beside the characters throughout their whole journey. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone ready for an adventure. There were times while reading this book that my heart would be beating faster. Can't wait for the next book in the series! HIGHLY recommend this book!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032831723
  • Publisher: S.M. Muse
  • Publication date: 10/19/2011
  • Series: Valerian , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 69,932
  • File size: 557 KB

Meet the Author

After meeting Frank Herbert, author of the acclaimed Dune Series, I decided the life of writing was for me. That was about 30 years ago, I've been writing ever since. Heir of Nostalgia is my first published novel, and thanks to the encouragement of my loving wife Janet, is the first in a series chronicling the trials and tribulations of young man in search of his family, his country as well as his place in the world. I am pleased to present it here, for your reading pleasure. I truly believe in the gift and wonder of reading, I hope you do as well.

Here's to the land of wonder, an air of Nostalgia, and childhood memories. May we never grow too old to dream...

Got a question, comment or review, I'd love to hear from you. Simply drop me a line at: heirofnostalgia@gmail.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2013

    Eh

    Typical Smashwords publication: where books that are not ready to become books become e-books. This piece is muddled and long, and the author completely loses control of the ending. It is told in first person from the prospective of each character but it is not clear at first that that is what is happening. The characters all have the same voice which is not interesting. Poor execution.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Terrible

    Written in the present tense. Pass this one up.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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