By Neil Gaiman
Considered one of fiction's such a lot audaciously unique abilities, Neil Gaiman now provides us a mythology for a latest age -- whole with darkish prophecy, relatives disorder, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. let alone a lime.
God is lifeless. Meet the kids.
When fats Charlie's dad named whatever, it caught. Like calling fats Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, two decades later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that identify, one of many many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- prior to he dropped lifeless on a karaoke degree and ruined fats Charlie's life.
Mr. Nancy left fats Charlie issues. such things as the tall, handsome stranger who appears to be like on Charlie's doorstep, who seems to be the brother he by no means knew. A brother as diversified from Charlie as evening is from day, a brother who's going to teach Charlie find out how to loosen up and feature a bit enjoyable ... similar to pricey previous Dad. And suddenly, existence begins getting very attention-grabbing for fats Charlie.
Because, you notice, Charlie's dad wasn't simply any dad. He was once Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of uprising, in a position to overturn the social order, create wealth out of skinny air, and baffle the satan. a few acknowledged he may possibly cheat even demise himself.
Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful big apple instances bestseller, American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman deals up a piece of amazing ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic trip deep into fantasy that's without delay startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely humorous -- a real ask yourself of a unique that confirms Stephen King's sparkling overview of the writer as "a treasure-house of tale, and we're fortunate to have him."
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Nothing moved. ” His voice was very careful. When he went back to the cliff, Cutter saw a light on its edge, a lantern, that moved slowly. He knew it was not his companions’. Elsie wanted to see the empty village, but Cutter was firm that they had no time, they had to see the other lights, to see if there was a trail. “You picked up something,” he reminded her. “We better see. ” Fejh was better, his water renewed, but he was still afraid. “Vodyanoi ain’t supposed to be here,” he said. ” Midmorning, Cutter looked back, pointed into the brightness.
He said, “Come help me. ” There was a sound. He could hear air moving. An exhalation from the stone. “It’s coming,” the whispersmith said. Drogon did not move, nor did Pomeroy or Elsie; they only watched Cutter as if they had forsaken any idea of escape. “Come help me,” Cutter said, and peered into the dim. The crooning of what approached buckled him. He saw a glistening of light. A wire taut across the threshold, extending into piled-up rocks at either side, tethered to batteries and engines Cutter knew were hidden within.
You come to help us bury—” He had to stop and could only gesture. ” “Like I told you,” Drogon whispered. “We want the same thing. You’re exiles now, and so am I. We’re looking for the same thing. I been looking for the Iron Council for damn years. I wasn’t sure of you, you know. And maybe I still ain’t. We’re not the only ones looking for the Council, you know that. ” He pointed at a militiaman supine and bloody. “Why’d you think I followed? ” said Elsie, but Cutter waved her quiet. “I still don’t know I trust you, but I been watching you and I know the best chance I got’s with you.