Days of Magic, Nights of War

Clive Barker
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Days of Magic, Nights of War


Another dark and wonderful entry by Clive Barker. I just love the idea of a world where each island is another time. At over 500 pages, I will admit that the seemingly never ending chasing of Candy did get old after a while, but was more than counteracted by the further development of the characters.

Again Clive Barker succeeds in making his villain, Christopher Carrion a sympathetic character without making him any less evil. This balancing act is what makes Clive Barker a master of his craft!

Was it just me, or did anyone else find Christopher carrion and Finnegan Hob's obsession with Candy just a tad creepy. We are talking about a 14 year old girl, and since they were adults before she was born, all I'm saying is E-e-e-e-w-w-w-w!

Unlike several 2nd novels in a series, this book was not just a stop-gap between books one and three, but was good on it's own. I can only hope we the readers are able to see even more of the wonderful land of Abarat in book three, Absolute Midnight.