Friday, April 26, 2013
The Dreaming Field by Ron Savage
(c)2013 Ron Savage
Published by DarkFuse
Review based on paperback version.
This is my first venture into DarkFuse books and I discovered Ron Savages' The Dreaming Field, a very interesting tale of good and evil. Two boys from very different backgrounds are given gifts from different angels. The tale spans about 30 years, as one child rises in government and the other as an artist. At times, the angels appear to the boys as they grow up, bar one that loses track of time and the child grows up alone and near crazy. his parents try to help but his gift is like a curse.
It was a fast read of a book that seems to take on a lot more than it's size can handle and in doing so makes the ending kind of abrupt and hard to follow. There are some well executed ideas in this book, and you won't be asking for a refund. However a longer book would have built up the lives of the main charters a tad more fully, naturally extended the ending.
This is a horror novel but more along the lines of soft horror, tho there are a few scenes of (my words): "Neat-oh", and for the price, you get your money's worth.Be warned, the story does jump around a lot and i got lost a couple of times at the beginning, then you adjust to the jumping and the characters flesh out a lot more.
3 out of 5