Queen of the Dark Things: A Novel

Queen of the Dark Things: A Novel

by C. Robert Cargill


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Screenwriter and noted film critic C. Robert Cargill continues the story begun in his acclaimed debut Dreams and Shadows in this bold and brilliantly crafted tale involving fairies and humans, magic and monsters—a vivid phantasmagoria that combines the imaginative wonders of Neil Gaiman, the visual inventiveness of Guillermo Del Toro, and the shocking miasma of William S. Burroughs.

 Six months have passed since the wizard Colby lost his best friend to an army of fairies from the Limestone Kingdom, a realm of mystery and darkness beyond our own. But in vanquishing these creatures and banning them from Austin, Colby sacrificed the anonymity that protected him. Now, word of his deeds has spread, and powerful enemies from the past—including one Colby considered a friend—have resurfaced to exact their revenge.

As darkness gathers around the city, Colby sifts through his memories desperate to find answers that might save him. With time running out, and few of his old allies and enemies willing to help, he is forced to turn for aid to forces even darker than those he once battled.

Following such masters as Lev Grossman, Erin Morgenstern, Richard Kadrey, and Kim Harrison, C. Robert Cargill takes us deeper into an extraordinary universe of darkness and wonder, despair and hope to reveal the magic and monsters around us . . . and inside us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062190451
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/13/2014
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

C. Robert Cargill is the screenwriter of the Sinister movies, as well as several other projects currently in various stages of production. He wrote for Ain’t It Cool News for nearly a decade under the pseudonym Massawyrm, served as a staff writer for Film.com and Hollywood.com, and appeared as the animated character Carlyle on Spill.com. The author of Dreams and Shadows lives and works in Austin, Texas.

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Queen of the Dark Things: A Novel 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
bushnook More than 1 year ago
The second of this series and more flesh to the bone. Cargill's broken hero is finding out just what saving them all cost and has to decide if he may have to rethink if that cost is worth it. I hope that there is a book 3 and maybe 4 because I am liking what Cargill has scraped from the bottom of the soul for the last 2. Keep up the good work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You won't get it if you haven't read the other book by the author, but then again maybe you will..maybe you are the kind of person who thinks outside the box like that..either way you go,you can't lose. Both books are friggin awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As good as Gaiman.   Please keep them coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago