Den of Shadows Gamblers Den #1 Õ BOOK AUTHOR Christopher Byford – doctorio.us
Stern fantasy like tale about an elaborate
showman named Franco his relationships and his traveling casino business At 176 pg s long this is named Franco his relationships and his traveling casino business At 176 pg s long this is short book but it feels much longer due to the pacing of the story However its so wonderfully written that I didn t mind its slow pace it was very easy to et lost in the author s beautiful descriptions Unfortunately it did take a long time for the plot to reveal itself and I didn t really know where this story was Vamped (Vamped, going until about half way through I love the idea of a traveling train casino Where ever it stops it offers its new passengers a night full of showsambling Egomaniac games drinks and much needed excitement and relaxation The world building isreat and the characters were fleshed out too I just wish there was to the plot It took so long to et to it that by the time it did it felt like this story had ended It didn t feel complete to me Fortunately this is the first book in a series so I have faith that the future books will add much to the Gambler s Den world I wanted This is a beautifully written tale that will be sure to suck you in with all of its vivid imagery Its full of colorful people traveling and casino fun Worth the read I received an eBook copy of this title via netgalley in exchange for my honest review I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Thank you to the author Christopher Byford and the publisher H Digital for this opportunityCan we just acknowledge how mesmerising this cover is In all honesty this is where my excitement for this book stemmed And once I had then read the synopsis which was remarkably cryptic and alluring I just knew this was oing to be the book for meThe Gambler s Den brings a brief night of respite to the poverty stricken and hard working individuals who have made a home upon the desert s vast and windswept plains The train arrives in each town laden with beautiful women
Alcohol Gambling And The Promise To Make At Least For gambling and the promise to make at least for night all your fears disappearOther reviewers have stated their discontent at the slow build of this novel but this is the section I most admired The dark atmospheric ualities of this book rew until the setting became almost a character in itself From there I became absorbed into the realm of the mystical and belief was suspended as I was borne across the desert along with the cast of theatrical individuals this circulates aroundThis bore similarities to two previous books I have thoroughly enjoyed The Night Circus and Caraval All three books evoke a dark whimsy and a building sense of foreboding that haunts the narrative Neither of the three are easily classifiable and it is this indefinable uality that truly captivated my attentionThis book bears a resemblance to classic Western literature due to the setting and the lawless and heady feel aboard the illicit train but is also clearly fantastical in nature The adventurous elements combine into an almost dystopian plot line that had me constantly uessing and second uessing the outcome This book was many things but the one that is for certain is that it was an unforgettable journey that I am keen to revisit in the second instalment in this thrilling new serie. Ng desert heat a travelling casino offers one night of solace On. .
Through the drift soiled alleyways with the pimps and beggars Clemency never sat itself at a back end tavern and ignored the drinking and whoring She had learnt long ago that prayers were hollow wordsDen of Shadows is about a train Franco owns The Gambler s Den which roves on train tracks through the Sand Sea a barren desert in a Rebel of the Sands
sort of setting providing lavish entertainment to the local people in the of setting providing lavish entertainment to the local people in the of alcohol ambling and pretty women The beginning features the train coming into a downtrodden weary town and it is Bikini genuinely a wonderful start in a sort of The Night Circus fashion Then the book focuses almost entirely on Franco with a bit of unfinished background dramaoing on with Misu the senior showgirl and Wyld a thief I ll start off with some strong positives I though the setting was pretty cool the roving bandits the desert towns the dealings with the locals The Gambler s Den is also a thoroughly original idea at least to me it was Further the writing is simply lovely It s beautiful in an understated way not at all purple prose like Caraval which the Goodread s synopsis likens
It To The Writing Is to The writing is nice in fact that for the first third of the book it disguises the fact that absolutely nothing is happening The train wanders around the desert Wyld steals something and Franco drinks himself into oblivion virtually every night Somewhere in a place where the fatigue and inebriation collided the past turned lucidThis book is really about Franco Franco s past his present with The Gambler s Den his uncertain future on the train It s about his rags to riches tale It s about his relationships with his employees It s such a shame that I couldn t stand him I m not sure if you were supposed to like him to be fair but I varied between being apathetic about him and then wanting to throw him off his own train Far and away the best bits of the book focused on Jaues a real stand up sort of Facilitation Made Easy guy who acted as Franco s boyguard and Wyld the mysterious stowaway thief The Gambler s Den had a lot of promise that cover isorgeous but it failed to deliver on the plot and action elements My thanks to Netgalley the publisher and the author for an ARC of this book Read this review and on my blog The Gambler s Den weaves its way across the scorching dessert stopping at certain towns and offering its overworked and underpaid townfolk one night of solace One night to forget all their troubles let loose and have some fun But once on board there s much to the mysterious traveling show than meets the eye enter Franco the captain and heart of the train Misu Franco s second hand and fire breathing showgirl and Wyld the young stowaway thief Some called it a circus Some referred to it as a carnival Both were incorrect for it was something much Izmeklētājs. Būris grandiose In a realmoverned by law Franco makes sure to keep his den in line by being a strict and precise leader But when he s faced with saving the fate of his train and those on board he may be forced to break his own rules For Franco The Gambler s Den isn t just a job but a way of life and the people abroad aren t just workers but his family Den of Shadows by Christopher Byford is a slow paced we. T stop at your stationWhile fighting off poverty in the blisteri.