The book 'Between Shadows' is dedicated to everyone whose love and happiness have been overshadowed by people wishing to fulfill their own dreams at any cost; people dedicated to harm others and leave them brokenhearted and miserable. Stjepan Maksimović,poet
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The book 'Between Shadows' is dedicated to everyone whose love and happiness have been overshadowed by people wishing to fulfill their own dreams at any cost; people dedicated to harm others and leave them brokenhearted and miserable.
The book, whose pages you have just begun to turn, was born and raised on the foundations of a tender love of a poor young man, brought up on a bank of a quiet river, for a beautiful girl, his princess Anna. Her father, a greedy, pushy and arrogant merchant, whose hands and thoughts were always in somebody’s wallet, and his heart deep in a pot of gold, did everything he could to remove him from her heart and soul, This young man who,
Of the moonlit river
Made of smiles,
Embraces and kisses,
Dives into the
Of his beloved princess.
Their desire to make their dreams true was stronger than the obstacles put up by her father who wanted her to marry a rich businessman’s son... stronger than anything but a curse...
The story told in this book is just the first one in a series of books in which I will make an attempt to reveal a paradox – the helplessness of human spirit over mysterious shadows of a curse – in a chaotic time, time when the patriarchal sense of love and true beauty was falling apart.
This is a work of fiction,All conections in this book, names,character...are product of the author imagination.
Curses, witchcraft, magic and binding spells have been present throughout human history. Although now associated with some exotic places, they are still practised worldwide.The story you are about to read tells about a deep true love between a poor young man and a rich girl somewhere in the Slavonia at the turn of the millennium. Their love was radiant, dazzling... its magic was simply overwhelming...
''... Love has no boundaries, it can’t be measured, Anna would say as they strolled beneath the stars touching the golden threads of the night. Their hearts were imbued with love, love pouring like sweet wine from a goblet of joy, running through hot lips, gaze, and touch... love, like a soft, seducing whisper...’’United in the most beautiful feeling of all, they managed to overcome so many obstacles. Their love defied all earthly mischief and misfortunes. All but one.''. Everybody wanted her dreams to come true, their dreams ... dreams supposed to deliver...to bring joy.
Everybody but one creature, dressed in her black spells. Her ears pricked down in dark shadows, listening to a devil’s sign... a place for a bat’s wing... a grey falcon’s beak...on a Christmas Eve covered with deep snow...two glasses full of hot brandy and one glass, empty, turned upside down to welcome the pledge of Gomorrah brothers.
Only her... who rode on Sodom broom...’’
The book author,
Poet, author, literary critic
Born in a small village Pričac, Brod Posavina County, Croatia, of father Luka and mother Jelena (born Trkulja); dedicated to humanism and humanity. He graduates from University of Novi Sad; Fire Protection Engineer by vocation. Primarily a poet, Stjepan Maksimović also writes short stories, aphorisms, literary critiques; has edited and reviewed several books. His literary pieces were published in a number od literary journals, joint collections of poems (A Circle above City, 1984; Soul mates, 2009; I still dream at times, 2011). He is the author of five published books of poetry: Slavonia as a poem (1984), Stone evening (1985),