The Silver Cord by Author Anonymous, the HIGHLY anticipated companion novel to The Silver Cage, is NOW LIVE!
About the Book:
The Silver Cord, a companion novel to The Silver Cage, travels back in time to tell the story of Caleb Bright and Jamie Foust. The ill-fated lovers meet as young boys and form a powerful, inseparable bond, which shapes their teenage years and forever alters their adulthoods. This haunting, tragic romance brings Caleb’s past to life and sheds light on his tortured future.
The Silver Cord is a full-length novel at 63,000 words. It can be read as a standalone.
WARNING: The Silver Cord is intended for mature readers 18+. It contains graphic descriptions of sex and a mild trigger warning for rape and self-harm.
“It is in the blue mist of youth that the legends of our whole life are born.”
Such a beautiful and poignantly written story! The stunning prose and vivid characters captivated me. I fell in love with Caleb and Jamie.
I absolutely adore coming of age stories and The Silver Cord stands out as one of the best. The story traces the deep love between Caleb and Jamie, who first meet as children while at summer Bible camp. Their strict Christian faith is very much at the core of who they are and makes their passion all the more bittersweet.
”Once, back at my family’s church, a preacher had spoken about David and Jonathan. “They didn’t have a wrong kind of love,” he had said. Those words had struck me: A wrong kind of love. Later, I had asked my dad what the preacher meant and Dad had described “the sin of homosexuality.”
Caleb and Jamie live for the summers where they can be together again. They both suffer from tremendous guilt over their relationship and take great pains to hide their feelings from everyone.
”At last, I understood how the other teens on staff felt: The sweating palms, the difficulty keeping my eyes off him, weighing every word. I no longer knew how to behave normally; I couldn’t remember what normal looked like. I couldn’t wait to be alone with him. Nothing else mattered.”
These two belonged together! They deserved each other and it was both heartbreaking and thrilling watching their relationship unfold. As they grew into young men, they were both forced to conform to their families’ expectations and wishes.
Told from Caleb’s point of view, this story broke my heart over and over again. Why couldn’t Caleb and Jamie be together? Why did their families turn their love for each other into something to be ashamed of?
”Wanting him and being unable to do anything about it was like burning alive, but inside, where nobody could see. And I was supposed to smile and act normal, to go day after day in that state, for the rest of my life.”
This book is a companion novel to The Silver Cage, but can be read on its own. I never thought I would feel so much emotion about this book but I loved it every bit as much as the author’s first book. Caleb’s life was shaped by these events and by Jamie and he would never be the same. This story is simply unforgettable!
”Living had paused when he exited my life. The times without him were a story not even worth writing. Now the reel started once more.”
About The Silver Cage:
A bitter, mysterious author. A young and naive journalist. A tragic past, a dark secret, and an unforgettable tale of passion and love.
WARNING: The Silver Cage is intended for mature readers; it contains graphic sensuality and strong themes including suicide, sexual identity, and self-harm.
Anonymous is a pseudonymous international bestseller. Find updates on upcoming titles on the author’s Twitter at twitter.com/thesilvercage