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Fell of Dark: Book summary and reviews of Fell of Dark by Patrick Downes

Fell of Dark

by Patrick Downes

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A book that challenges the word "powerful" and obliterates it

Written in searing prose, this is the story of two boys: Erik, who performs miracles, and Thorn, who hears voices. The book chronicles their lives as their minds devolve into hallucinations, and shows the way their worlds intersect, culminating in a final stand-off.

This debut novel offer a raw, insightful look at the forces that compel us to act against our will. Even more so, it captivates and dares us to look away, knowing full well we can't.

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"Starred Review. For many readers, this will be an impersonal but impressive work of literary art. But for some, serendipity will strike, whether in an image or in a confused, despairing reaction to an incomprehensible world, and Downes's vision will connect into an epiphany." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. A stunning debut novel that offers sophisticated readers a glimpse into the psychological disintegration of two distinct characters." - Kirkus

"Patrick Downes possesses blazing, beautiful, terrifying talent. His characters walk the shadows. His language bursts like sky." - Beth Kephart, National Book Award nominee and author of Small Damages

"Luminous and pure. A masterwork of astonishing authority and beauty." - Julie Berry, author of All the Truth That's In Me

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This book was exceptionally great to read. I was pulled right into the story with only the first few pages. Even though I was a little confused at what was happening in the beginning, I managed to figure it out. I like the fact that there are not really chapters, just ages and a different story. The dark inside of the mentality of these two characters made me want to read more about what was happening to them and I wanted to know why this happening, and what the outcome would be. All in all it was great to read. By the time I realized it had already been a week when I finished reading. That was how much I wanted to know what happened.

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Patrick Downes

Patrick Downes was raised in New York City and now splits his time between Vermont and Toronto, Canada. This is his first novel.

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