A magical and beautifully illustrated journey, reminiscent of the classic hippy comics of the 1970s. Historical and fantastical, this book is built on a mythos that captures readers and makes them really feel the story. A new classic by a local Author. Recommended by Rob— From Books We Love: Fiction
Haunted by a dreamlike vision of a woman pleading for his help, Skylar the street magician sets upon a journey across the Nevada desert, where he seeks the counsel of a Paiute shaman to unravel the vision. At an enigmatic stone sentinel, Skylar is pulled through a portal into the shadowed world of Q’ai Du’un.
In this strange land, Skylar meets a Zhinn who guides him over
treacherous mountains to the land of the River People—and to the desperate woman, Naissa, queen of the Orai. Naissa must leave Q’ai Du’un to reunite with her other self on Earth, and only the ancient mystic, Djagg, can help her return there. To reach him, Skylar and Naissa must traverse perilous terrain, beset by the brutal Shadow Winds, as they follow the portents of seers they encounter along the way. Can the seekers reach Earth, where Naissa’s other self lies comatose in a Nevada hospital, before her time runs out?
About the Author
Chas Fleischman studied art at the San Francisco Art Institute and later became an educational illustrator at the College of Marin. He also created and produced “Dag’s Bag,” a weekly irreverent comic strip in Marin County’s Pacific Sun. Later, he studied printmaking with the Fort Mason Printmakers. He now lives in Fort Bragg with his wife Jenny.
The Shadow Winds of Q'ai Du'un is a fun, beautifully illustrated romp, reminiscent of the classic hippy comics of the 1970s. Filled with history and mystique, Q'ai Du'un is built on a mythos that captures readers and pulls them in head first.
-- Rob Hawthorn, Gallery Bookshop