Source: Red Door Publishing
This is the story of Nichola's and his trip to the past... a ghostly tale!
"'How much evil there is in the world, Nico! I will pray for you now and, if you wish it, I will stay with you - always. How to explain to you, my Nicholas? Try to understand. There is Truth and there are Lies; there is fiction and there is fact; there is Life and there is Death; and then there are the spaces in between!'"
As we enter to this story told like a book inside a book, you'll find a few surprises waiting for you... we are advised since the first page that everything will sound strange, even crazy, but in fact is true. As we start reading the first pages we are abducted by this mysterious book, because who would trust living in a house in which the residents think they are living during the Russian Civil War! Can you believe it?
Let me say that as we enter to the story, more and more questions will start popping into your mind, but the most insistent will be... What the hell! Run, Nicholas, run!
I have to tell you that this had been a quite curious read, original and gothic at the same time, at all times making the reader trying to decipher what is real and what is fantasy, and I have to admit it, it was difficult sometimes.
There are a few questions that never are solved about the story, but I think this makes it more real and more intriguing at the end, but at the same time I would love to read the same story told from one of the other characters...
Before reading this story remember, there is truth, there are lies and then there are the spaces in between!