- Publisher: Angry Robot
- Format: Paperback | 432 pages
- Dimensions: 134mm x 198mm x 27mm | 296g
- Publication date: 20 March 2013
- Publication City/Country: Botley
- ISBN 10: 0857663445
- ISBN 13: 9780857663443
- Sales rank: 555,407
It is the Black Dawn, a time of environmental apocalypse. It is the Bright Day, a time generations hence, when a peace has descended across the world. In each era, a child undertakes a perilous journey to find a dark messiah known as the Crowman. But is he our saviour - or the final incarnation of evil?
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Joseph is the award-winning author best known for his shocking eco-horror novel Meat, which won him the British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer in 2009 and prompted no less a literary luminary than Stephen King to declare "Joseph D'Lacey rocks!"
By Maryam H 19 Mar 2013
This is probably going to be a really short review since I found it really hard to like this book.
This is usually my kind of book. The creepy kind of read that is full of suspense and weird happenings. I was actually really excited to read it without having any sort of high hopes or big expectations.
I just couldn't get into it. I found it incredibly difficult to connect to any of the characters for some reason. I thought they were lacking personality and substance that would make me care about what happened to them and the journey they were beginning to undertake.
However, I thought the story itself was pretty good. The idea behind it and what actually happens was great. It just didn't work for me when I didn't like the characters.
I have to say though, I know a lot of people will love this book. It has the right settings and happenings for a really creepy story. I would recommend you at least try it and hopefully you'll enjoy it even if I didn't.