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Clyde has worked for Mr. Wilkshire for a very long time. Life is comfortable in his keeper’s chateau—until Mr. Wilkshire is attacked. Clyde goes into hiding and emerges to find his only friend dead.
Brokenhearted and clueless how to bring Mr. Wilkshire’s killer to justice, Clyde accepts the help of a unique group of friends, including Flam the Mouflon treasure hunter and Nevele the royal stitcher. Throughout their adventure, Clyde learns he isn’t alone in this world with his magical ability: there are others like him called fabrick weavers, and for all it is both a special gift and a curse. His gift is to ease the conscience of anyone who makes a confession to him, but the curse is that the person’s luck will be reduced in proportion to the severity of the offense.
Having left his pampered life behind to set things right, Clyde joins his new friends traveling into the razed city of Geyser, into the labyrinthine world beneath, and to the palace beyond. Along the way, the group deals with an unrelenting maniac pursuer, a corrupt king, a band of pirates, a small army of guardsmen, and just a few million dog-sized bugs—all while hopefully managing to avoid jinxing their own members. (Goodreads)
Wow! This is one of my favorite books this year. What an amazing story and the writing was excellent, the characters jumped off the pages. I can’t wait for the next book and hope there is one coming soon. What a fantastic imagination this author has! I was blown away with how wonderful this book is.
Every character was so well developed, and each had good qualities and not so good thoughts and feelings, it made them so real that you felt like they were beings you know or would like to know. The villains were perfectly villainous and they stayed that way. Many authors make the villains change in the last few chapters grrrr! I dislike that. This author let the villains be evil to the end. Yay!
What an ingenuous, creative imagination this author has. Clyde had a marvelous Fabrick ability that was used in the best of ways. He was an odd little fellow that had a charming naivete and sweetness permeating his being. I enjoyed all the characters so it’s difficult to pick one as a favorite. It might seem like I’m being vague in this review, and in a sense I am, but the story is so amazing that if I give details it will take away from how this magnificent story unravels, (pun intended) .
There were many threads in this story, they flowed together perfectly. Many surprises, which I won’t go into because I don’t want to spoil this for anyone reading it. Let’s just say the story unfolds seamlessly. This story is in my favorites folder. I Highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys fantasy, sci-fi, action adventure and extremely well written stories.