Nevermore - A Novel of Love, Loss, and Edgar Allan Poe

Nevermore - A Novel of Love, Loss, and Edgar Allan Poe

by David Niall Wilson, Lisa Snellings

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BN ID: 2940015996296
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Publication date: 01/14/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 348,046
File size: 257 KB

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Nevermore - A Novel of Love, Loss, and Edgar Allan Poe 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much, it was different and enjoyed that no animals were hurt. Seems like every time there is an animal in a book they have to hurt it or kill it. Didn't happen in this book so it made it a fun read for me. Lots of twists. A fun read
DazThreeNine More than 1 year ago
I’ve been working my way though the DeChance Chronicles with increasing pleasure – each new tale uncovering more facets of occult wonder and dark, mysterious fiction. The power to place a layer of magic over a cleverly woven tale will always appeal, and a newcomer to David’s work would certainly have struck Dark Fiction Gold here. Although Donovan himself appears only in cameo form, the threads of his past and his power flow through the setting: Lake Drummond and the dank majesty of the Great Dismal Swamp. Edgar Poe meets his Lenore, but destiny has a new twist for them in this clever reworking of legend. Grimm the Raven, no the Crow, well – more than you ever thought – and a determined Edgar, bristling with purpose and bravey, must rescue his ill-fated love from the age-old emnity between old and powerful foes, with only his new-found allies and his passion to guide him. Powerfully written as always, David combines his love of an old tale with the touch of a poet and some invaluable local lore. At times haunting and melancholy, but entirely thrilling and passionate – this story is imbued with the magic of the written word and of art, as two creative souls finally find their perfect audience. There’d better be a book VI!
BrandieC More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars Nevermore is a perfect fall read, a wonderful take on what led Edgar Allan Poe to write "The Raven." I was already a fan of Wilson's DeChance Chronicles. While Donovan DeChance makes only a cameo appearance in Nevermore, there are other insider references which enhanced my reading experience but, at the same time, are so well-integrated into the storyline that a new reader will not be confused. In that sense, Nevermore is both a great stand-alone novel and a good introduction to the DeChance Chronicles; Wilson's note at the beginning states that Nevermore segues into the next DeChance Chronicle book, which suggests to me that those new to the series may well be able to move straight on to the next novel without going back to read the first four books. Not that I want to dissuade readers from reading Vintage Soul, Heart of a Dragon, My Soul to Keep, and Kali's Tale; I just want to reassure those new to the DeChance Chronicles that they don't have to read the prior books to enjoy Nevermore and succeeding volumes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nevermore is dark, mysterious, and haunting -- just what a book featuring Edgar Allen Poe and the Great Dismal Swamp should be. The setting is vivid and well described, and throughout the story there is a sense that anything could happen, good or ill. I found the characters interesting and complex -- folksy, in a way, simultaneously grounded and earthy while easily accepting mystical possibilities. The Poe and Lenore characters also are suitably fragile, making the reader particularly sympathetic to their situations. An enjoyable, thought-provoking read, although I will say that, for me, the climax seemed a little too quickly resolved. Not as if the author was in a hurry to finish; I just wished things had been drawn out a little more. In retrospect, the pacing, including the approach to the end, truly is similar to Poe's (the writer, not the character) own. Recommended, particularly for fans of Edgar Allen Poe or H.P. Lovecraft.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great storytelling. Dark and wonderful characters weave a fascinating tale where EdgarAlan Poe is one of the good guys. Very entertaining, I highly recommend it.
Anonymous 4 days ago
Wow great book!! I recommend this work to everyone. I loved it!! To The author i give a thanks for such a great work!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent free standing story and good segue into the next deChance series
meglin More than 1 year ago
It was a good book overall. I will say that it started out a little slow and I was honestly confused how what felt like two separate story lines related to each other, then in an instant about halfway through the book it all clicked for me and I was instantly hooked on making it to the ending. While the book itself was well written and kept my attention, I was hoping for a traditional ending where the problems are resolved, characters in a stable state of being, etc. This book just felt like it ended. I kept looking at the page numbers thinking "how are they going to tie all these ends together in 3 pages?" I'm not familiar with the DeChance series so maybe there's some resolution in those books but as a standalone book, which this is, I was disappointed in the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will read books that I encounter for free or nearly free like ninety-nine cents, when my queue is not full of required reading and work. I finished an omnibus of stories by this same author, and sought more. There was a gentle tapping on the awareness that I sought. Magic, religion, history, and fable are mixed here gently. Full fleshed characters and hints of higher powers are presented without a harsh judgement. Nothing racy or untoward in behavior is expressed. There is sensuality in words and ether. Not long enough, not quite complete, but as an appetizer or appetite the tale is satisfying for a high rating. I devour books because of age and illness allows this indulgence. I look forward to another encounter on whatever plane the author presents when next I look to spend discretionary funds .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This had twists and turns and made me cry. It was hauntingly beautiful and very worth the read. The Raven always touched something deep in me & this was a beautiful companion tale
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lildiamond More than 1 year ago
I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK! I've always enjoyed Edgar Allen Poe, and this book was real good.