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Dreams of Shadows

The Amelia Chronicles, Book 1 Von:
Dreams of Shadows

Christmastime, 2017.

With a sudden, nuclear-like flash of light, the population of the planet is decimated. Every living human, save one Amelia McDougal--a 15 year old girl living in Marysville, California--has perished. Or so the young girl thinks until she meets Munster Gardella, a devil-may-care boy her age.

 

Their days are filled with scavenging, wandering through the small neighborhood they once called home, and wondering what happened that caused the calamity. They get their first clue when a strange, ominous, vapor-like being emerges from the shadows near a now-deceased friend's home, and then pursues them.

 

Taking refuge inside a church rectory, Amelia and Munster discover two other survivors—a black brother and sister hiding inside a closet. And then two grisly-looking adults bent on doing them harm. Munster rescues the three young would-be victims, and fearing more of the same in the city, they strike out in search of safety elsewhere.

 

The four kids stumble upon a huge house set back in an orchard, miles south of the city limits, and there Munster sees a flash of light from a window. Friend or foe? Munster decides to investigate, and that is when the nature and meaning of what happened to the planet begins to unfold in the terrifying, yet oddly promising days and events that follow.

 

Note: It is March 1, 2017. The final draft is complete.


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Hrather@

Omg, Amazing Book so far. I have to finish reading it.

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felixthecat

Hey Haleigh, great! Thanks so, so much for beginning the first book of my planned trilogy:) I'm glad you like it so far. Curious. How far into it are you?

I began writing Dreams three or four years ago, and I had Amelia as an 11 year-old girl (I think it was eleven:). I was part... mehr anzeigen

Hrather@

No problem. I'm finishing it up now.

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Elaina

It's a book which caught my interest from the first lines. I will definitely read it :)

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felixthecat

Thank you Elaina! I hope you enjoy the story, which ending I left "open", leading into Book 2, which book I am half finished with the first draft:)

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JennaB.56

This is such a great premise to a wonderful story, my eyes are getting tired now so I must stop reading. I will try and get back to it soon.... can't wait to find out who's behind the door and why this all happened.

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felixthecat

Thanks Jen. Rest those eyes.

I THINK it gets a LOT better as the reader gets to know the various characters...and sheesh! where they all wind up after (SPOILER ALERT) leaving the church is breathtakingly exciting!

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astump3

Hey Felix! I just wanted to let you know that I finally started reading your book! I only finished the prologue so far, but I'm already very intrigued. I'll let you know what I think after reading a few more chapters :)

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felixthecat

Gracias por todo!

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judycolella

What do you mean, "no cliffhanger?" They're heading off into the unknown - that begs a sequel for sure, and leaves the reader wondering what they'll find in light of everything that's happened to that point, and all that could possibly be out there. Since the story is first-person, one has to assume that survival of the main character is a foregone conclusion, but that doesn't mean the rest make it, so yes. Cliffhanger. Big... mehr anzeigen

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felixthecat

Judy, a comment/review once again, coming from you...I'm heartened. I was a little worried that the "summary" of a few of the characters and the incidents mentioned in this final chapter might seem...clipped? I was also concerned, perhaps not rightly, that there was no huge... mehr anzeigen

judycolella

You are most welcome!

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dysamyne

I just read the Prologue and it's interesting. I plan on reading more later.

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felixthecat

Gracias, Amber. Whenever someone takes the time to read your work and comment on it, even briefly...well, it bolsters confidence. I appreciate the fact that you took that time.

dysamyne

No problem and I know what you mean it sure is encouraging.

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judycolella

This Prologue is excellent and does exactly what it needs to do for the story. The only thing I would recommend you change is your opening sentence; change it from passive to active by rearranging it: "A small boy is playing down by the creek that runs through Marysville..." Other than that - perfect. ')

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felixthecat

Thanks so much, Judy. I've always had a tendency to write passive (groan). Can't see the forest for the trees? I'll do as you suggest.

Perfect? Well, no. As I read and re-read, it hits me that the first draft of the Prologue doesn't flow well. At least as well as it could. Could... mehr anzeigen

Rookie Burwick

same here Felix

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Gelöschter User

This book is amazing.

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Gelöschter User

lol. I have to be updating my books but I don't have time. I have four books I need to finish. :P

felixthecat

Reading "Marked" :) I have to confess, I'm not a vampire fan...but good writing is good writing.

Gelöschter User

There books are amazing ^_^

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