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Once, there was a time when the line between imagination and reality was blurred, and when anything was possible ... the stuff of fairy tales. We were all told these comforting stories as children, tales filled with magical creatures, fantasy, and danger.For Thom Kindred, life holds nothing so spectacular. A stroke victim, Thom finds himself partially incapacitated and battling daily to regain control of his life. Moved by hunting dreams of his youth, he travels back to the wooded land where he grew up to recuperate. Surrounded by the comforts of Castle Bracken, Thom plans to rejoin himself to his roots, and to relive old forgotten memories.His plans are forced to change when, one night, he awakes to discover mysterious flashing lights darting everywhere in the forested area surrounding his home. He follows them, only to find a beautiful creature and a world not meant for human understanding. Suddenly, it seems that Thom's return has stirred an ancient evil at Castle Bracken, one cloaked in the guise of a friend. His only chance for survival lies in a world he no longer believes in - but his time is nearing an end, and an unspeakable horror has plans for him that no children's tale would dare tell.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 680.39g
  • Tor Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0765302853
  • 9780765302854

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3,417 ratings
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2 8% (264)
1 4% (147)
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