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Shadows A Novel

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ISBN-10: 0553560271

ISBN-13: 9780553560275

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Saul

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Description:

They call it the Academy. A secluded, cliff-top mansion overlooking the rugged Pacific coast. A school for children gifted -- or cursed -- with extraordinary minds. Children soon to come under the influence of an intelligence even more brilliant than their own -- and unspeakably evil. For within this mind a dark plan is taking form. A plan so horrifying, no one will believe it. No one but the children. And for them it is already too late. Too late, unless one young student can resist the seductive invitation that will lead... into the Shadows.
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Book details

List price: $7.99
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Saul has several major themes in his horror fiction; children as victims, and sometimes perpetrators, of evil; technology used for horrific ends; and occult occurrences (is it something external or internal that causes the horrible things to happen to his characters?). While Saul's earlier work has been noted for its extremely gruesome quality, in his later writing Saul is trying to restrain that aspect of his fiction. Often his plots revolve around hidden, secret evil that is discovered by an innocent person, who must then battle against seemingly impossible odds to defeat the demon.