Who writes a book based around a catatonic kid, a murder, a psychic, mythology, and an intricate musical suite by a Russian composer? Well, Darin Kennedy, apparently. And he does it so very, very well.
This book has been described as “Genius, madness, magic, & murder in a well-spun, suspenseful tale” by Gail Z Martin; as “Imaginative, thoughtful, and ambitious” by A.J. Hartley, and as “OH MY GOD THIS IS GOOD STUFF” by Leona R. Wisoker.
The scope of this novel is nothing short of breathtaking, the execution brilliant, the knowledge of myth and music nearly encyclopedic. Sample chapter available here.