Synopses & Reviews
Clyde has worked for Mr. Wilkshire for a very long time. Life is comfortable in his keeper's chateauuntil Mr. Wilkshire is attacked. Clyde goes into hiding and emerges to find his only friend dead. Brokenhearted and clueless how to bring Mr. Wilkshire's killer to justice, Clyde accepts the help of a unique group of friends, including Flam the Mouflon treasure hunter and Nevele the royal stitcher. Throughout their adventure, Clyde learns he isn't alone in this world with his magical ability: there are others like him called fabrick weavers, and for all it is both a special gift and a curse. His gift is to ease the conscience of anyone who makes a confession to him, but the curse is that the persons luck will be reduced in proportion to the severity of the offense. Having left his pampered life behind to set things right, Clyde joins his new friends traveling into the razed city of Geyser, into the labyrinthine world beneath, and to the palace beyond. Along the way, the group deals with an unrelenting maniac pursuer, a corrupt king, a band of pirates, a small army of guardsmen, and just a few million dog-sized bugsall while hopefully managing to avoid jinxing their own members. Yeah, no problem.
"In this wildly imaginative SF adventure, Post (Knuckleduster) introduces an eclectic group of unlikely allies, who work together to protect a dying city and each other from myriad dangers. When an attack devastates the city of Geyser, 19-year-old Clyde, who is strangely ignorant of the world around him, sets out to avenge his slain master. He quickly accumulates several odd companions, including the animal-like mercenary Flam, a patchwork 'Stitcher' named Nevele, and the intelligent rodent collective known as Rohm. Their quest takes them into the depths of Geyser, where they make some monumental discoveries, leading them on a collision course with several warring factions. Post delivers one bizarre concept after another in this epic coming-of-age story, packing it full of action, intrigue, and surprise. Strong characterizations and an intriguing setting don't quite offset the meandering storyline and several subplots that make this tale drag in places. However, the underlying charm of the strange and surprising ideas Post brings to the table does much to rectify these drawbacks the sheer originality of the novel is its best asset. Ages 12 up. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Fabrick is a rare form of magic that grants the user, a fabric weaver, a double-sided gift. Clyde is a 19-year-old fabrick-altered human who can ease mens minds when they confess their sins to him but his luck will be reduced depending on the severity of their crime. When Clyde emerges from his cellar bedroom to find his master murdered and the city of Geyser in ruins, he sets off on a journey to make things right. Clyde joins forces with others like him who have unusual abilities: Flam, the Mouflon treasure hunter with his brawn and blunderbuss; Nevele, the Royal Stitcher whos covered from head to toe in sutures; and Rohm, a hyperintelligent pack of talking frisk mice that can assemble into human form. Clydes never even been out of his masters home before, but now hes on a self-appointed quest that will take him through a razed city, to the underground, back up, and to the palace beyond.
About the Author
Andrew Post is a writer whose stories have appeared in several literary magazines, including "Cannoli Pie," the "Legendary," and "Underground Voices." He is the author of "Knuckleduster." He lives in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.