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Preview — The Towers by Jordan Jeffers. For generations, the mountain people of Cairn Meridia have lived free, defending themselves from the dark army of the Nightmare with the strength of their towers, the wisdom of the Prohibitions, and the magic of shame and grace. But now, as a masked rebellion festers in the heart of the city, the Nightmare comes again, twenty years too soon, and the fate of Cairn Meridia h For generations, the mountain people of Cairn Meridia have lived free, defending themselves from the dark army of the Nightmare with the strength of their towers, the wisdom of the Prohibitions, and the magic of shame and grace.
But now, as a masked rebellion festers in the heart of the city, the Nightmare comes again, twenty years too soon, and the fate of Cairn Meridia hangs upon a terrible choice.westthafamarlper.ml/in-the-shadows.php
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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Apr 08, Nathan added it. My tears fall like rain. We can only take it as fact as there is nothing to tell us otherwise, but quickly it is apparent that we are dealing not just with a founding story but also the very basis of a religion adhered to strictly by all with coercion.
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Of course any religion has the potential to go semi askew over time. Seven shames deadly sins? But here is where it gets interesting. You see the unshamers physically remove the shame from shamers, placing it in talisman. And these talisman are the only thing the land has to fight against real nightmare of the land, a hoard of horrors that attack the land like clockwork every seventy years.
But it seems the horrors are suddenly twenty years ahead of schedule. Ah, a nice Catch Shame is needed to fight the nightmare, but by definition should be avoided. And the process of unshaming has its own issues; often it is tied to a painful punishment enforced by the same magic that removes it from a person time spent in feeling the pain of childbirth seems particularly popular.
So of course it leads to a few who may resent it, especially as women seem to be singled out for their shame much more than their male counterparts. It is an interesting set up, as are the other Christian allegories. A Christ like figure died to save the people from the horrors the first time, and showed how people could sacrifice themselves to be a tower of light.
The people live by commandments rather than ten, giving the powers of the land plenty of ways to see SHAME in them. Anyone can be the lamb who saves the people, but each can only do so much requiring a great many possible lambs. So all this is cool, as is the long pass of towers the horrors must pass through to do their evil; each defended one by one until hope is lost at which point… Well, a bell is rung. From there, I would hate to spoil things, but it makes each chokepoint during the inevitable battle a bit more emotional.
She knew not if her unexpected guest was friend or foe, but infinitely more dangerous than any Anthony Hope was an English novelist and playwright. Collection of Yet the soulstone, the instrument of the return of the Frostborn, has been stolen by a ruthless cult and secured Jumping From The Tower. Two young men grow up in medieval France in the high Pyrenees: Arnaud, a quiet Two young men grow up in medieval France in the high Pyrenees: Arnaud, a quiet lad, who lives with his Catholic father after his Cathar mother has thrown them both out of the family home, and Cathar Guillaume, a cocky Last Man in Tower.
At the heart of this novel are two equally compelling men, poised for a showdown. Real estate developer Dharmen Shah rose My High Tower. Meredith did not hear the footsteps walking past her chalet. The three figures were silent, The three figures were silent, hardly daring to breath, never-mind talk; stifled shuddering was all they could manage. They felt as cold as the dawn wind blowing off the North Ramsey Campbell is one of those authors that is considered a master of the genre but I just don't see it.
Have read some of his short stories which are OK but not enough to call him a "master". Wow, I've found myself amongst like-minded company here. Which is unusual when it comes to Mr. Campbell's work. It's not that I actively dislike the man's work, mind you.
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He's obviously a very talented wordsmith. I just find much of his work incredibly difficult to get into. Don't know why, just something about his style of prose that just doesn't agree with my palate I guess. Several horror fiction bloggers I've come across have admitted ambivalence about Campbell's style. I can remember literally sitting in a high school algebra class where, instead of doing schoolwork, I was reading Campbell--but understanding little of what he was describing.
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I have a couple novels of his on my shelves but am a tad reluctant to try them. He definitely has his moments of perfection, but I fear his style, for better or worse, simply limits itself to a small coterie of fans. As King said, reading his prose is a little like being on a small dose of acid.
Not sure if you go back and read comments from your old reviews but just wanted to mention that you should really give The Face That Must Die a go if you already haven't.