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Fantasy

They Mostly Come Out At Night by Benedict Patrick

Title: They Mostly Come Out At Night

Author: Benedict Patrick

Length – 200 pages

Rating – 4.5 stars

I think I found this book through BookBub and am SO GLAD that they featured it! The story has all the elements of a good dark fairy tale, fantasy with some light gore and a healthy dose of folklore. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good folk tale!

It isn’t a happy story – but a very good one; it is well edited and reads smoothly. If you are a person judging books by their covers you won’t be disappointed either – the cover art is stunning.

In brief summary: think of the perfect dark fairy tale. A lower and elite class, animal races, the villager hero willing to sacrifice everything for his loved one{s}. A Magpie King and an Owl queen, a pale lady….all mixed with the past and present folklore of Yarnsworld. Patrick has a solid start on the world building as well, and I can’t wait to see how he develops it.

The writing is a little basic and most of the dialogue doesn’t flatter the characters, but the art is in the storytelling here. I was blessedly able to just read the story. I stayed hooked for the four hours it took me to devour the book!

I think the author will develop his groove and make this into a great series, four books and some short stories are available and they are on my short list right now!

As always, thank you for reading! All it takes to like this post or leave feedback is an email and password, no lengthy registration process, and I encourage people to do so! Happy weekend everyone

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