Cassidy’s The Dark will draw you in, and leave you spellbound in a world tinged with madness.
In the sleepy, snow-bound town of Keys Corner, something ancient and eldritch is once more on the prowl, luring in new victims, and tormenting old ones with nightmare turned reality. For Kelan, it begins with meeting a boy out of time, with the seductive call of the Run, a snowy slope not to be sledded by the faint of heart.
For Harmon, it is a call that hearkens back to a sins of necessity and to a staggering loss. For others, such as Susan, Kelan’s mother, and Eric, his brother, and passers-through such as Fran, Pedersen, and the Four-Pack, they are secondary and tertiary players, tapped because they happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
To me, Harmon’s story was the most terrifying, because it dealt with the super-sensitive topic of eyes. I’ve lost one, and book and cinema scenes involving eyes in any connotation is enough to make me shiver in fear. Here’s your fair warning, folks. If you are sensitive about eyes, like me, be prepared. The eye theme carried through from Harmon to Ellis’s story, though the themes of ‘the watcher in the woods’, and eyes in general were persistent throughout the book.
Despite the creepy eye theme, I was hooked from the start. I devoured the story, wanting to learn what this being was….is… I was not disappointed.