"And in that moment, a troubled boy made a desperate wish...and that wish bloomed, and became a dream." ~ The Cat's Maw ~
Welcome to the first book in a new contemporary children's fantasy series: THE SHADOWLAND SAGA!
This is the beginning of a powerful (and almost-true) story that was written to make you think and feel, reward your patience, slowly tighten its mysterious grip, send you completely over the edge before it's through, and then linger in your heart long after the final page is turned.
Deep thanks in advance for your comments, critiques, and support. I truly hope you enjoy your journey with me through through the Veil...
Love from the Shadowland,
What you'll about to experience here is the working draft of the 'The Cat's Maw', completed in March 2014. The deluxe edition will be available between Hallowe'en and Xmas 2014, with the following bonuses:
- new COVER ART for print and eBook versions!
- 22 beautiful 'pen and ink' ILLUSTRATIONS!
- a chilling EPILOGUE that gives mythology hints!
- the first chapter of BOOK 2, with a cover reveal!
In the sleepy town of Appleton, 10yr-old loner Billy Brahm follows a golden-eyed cat onto the road and is struck by a car. His leg is shattered, his summer ruined, and the course of his brief life is changed forever.
When he returns home from the hospital, the mysterious cat is waiting for him. That night, dark and prophetic dreams haunt the boy -- visions that seem born of an impossible place, whispering a chilling message meant only for him.
Is this strange realm the key to healing the young boy's broken body? Is the golden-eyed cat there to help him, or to usher the nightmares into the waking world?
Too frightened to share the truth with his strict adoptive parents, Billy realizes that the only ones he can turn to are the country vet’s daughter, the town's 'crazy cat lady', and a robed, tea-drinking Mystic from his dreams...
The tiger named Tao.