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The Silver Eyes Oh Scott Where do I start with this I bought this book on Kindle, because my sister and I have been playing our way through the games recently, and while searching in vain for Nightmare mode strategies, I ve stumbled across dozens of fan theories regarding the apparent lore of the game While I don t consider myself to be an intense fan of the series, my curiosity got the best of me The working title of this book was The Untold Story When I heard that, I assumed this book would be full of Oh Scott Where do I start with this I bought this book on Kindle, because my sister and I have been playing our way through the games recently, and while searching in vain for Nightmare mode strategies, I ve stumbled across dozens of fan theories regarding the apparent lore of the game While I don t consider myself to be an intense fan of the series, my curiosity got the best of me The working title of this book was The Untold Story When I heard that, I assumed this book would be full of the lore that Scott might have included in the last game, or in that box at the end of the 7th night No.This book takes place in some apparent AU where teenagers, fresh from a memorial of a friend who went missing as a child, decide to break into the old family haunt pun is so intended WHERE he went missing because hey, that s fun right Things are a little weird the first two times they go, and then Charlie, the main character view spoiler whose father built all the animatronics and then killed himself when 5 kids go missing from his restaurant hide spoiler remembers something about the past that she didn t tell anyone view spoiler She had a twin brother and her parents used to own a DIFFERENT restaurant where there were animatronics and he was taken they never found his body and she never told anybody this because hide spoiler Anyway, things get ugly the third time they go back to Freddy s because they let some weird night guard at the mall come with them His name is purple guyDave The writing is amateurish, which is not what I have a problem with, given that Scott is a game developer, not an author What I do have a problem with is the way the book is laid out, with random really important plot details thrown in at what seems random intervals on the pretext that Charlie has just been blocking out these memories The book never gets that creepy, minus that one bathroom part, and a lot of key things just get left out in favor of letting your mind fill in the blanks For example, view spoiler The brother never gets brought up again Who is he Does he haunt a costume Is he the Puppet Who the fuck knows hide spoiler It s not coherent, and ultimately I don t even think it s canon to the series for those who were hoping for lore from the games There are no answers here This book release proves it Scott Cawthon is a multi medium genius If you have any inkling of what kind of human being Scott is, then you should know that he is brilliant when it comes to storytelling However, there is a difference in method when it comes to showing a story through a video game and showing one from a book.Scott can do both with profound talent.Keep in mind that Kira Breed Wrisley co wrote this book with Scott He explained on the Steam forums that she is a professional writer This book release proves it Scott Cawthon is a multi medium genius If you have any inkling of what kind of human being Scott is, then you should know that he is brilliant when it comes to storytelling However, there is a difference in method when it comes to showing a story through a video game and showing one from a book.Scott can do both with profound talent.Keep in mind that Kira Breed Wrisley co wrote this book with Scott He explained on the Steam forums that she is a professional writer and he sought out her help, but other than that there s not much known about her So, not knowing how much she influenced or helped with this book, I ll be referring to Scott and Kira in the plural sense.Writing StyleThere are so many things that pleasantly surprised me about this book, but I will lay out some key points To start, Scott and Kira display a scene or moment through describing the characters feelings instead of going down the usual descriptive word route Yes, there are descriptive scenes how can there not be, it s a book for crying out loud , but they don t overwhelm the moment or distract from the characters emotions Instead they put those at the front of the train and take their time to delicately continue the writing procedure They also use emotions, such as panic, nostalgia, and sorrow, to paint different scenes with a cinematic flourish I ve said this before about few authors on how they can describe a scene in a way that instantaneously places an image or movement with a specific point of view in my head as if I am seeing it on screen like a movie I don t know if anyone else has ever done this before or if it s just my passion for film talking Trigger phrases like They were surrounded and All I could hear were my screams really place a shot in my head and a sense of dropping in my stomach The authors did that many times here to my greatest joy.Fear FactorAnother thing was how the element of fear and horror were projected to make the reader me afraid When the first sense that something was about to go wrong came up, I suddenly remembered what book I was reading and for what franchise The games scare factors depend heavily on jump scares The fact that something you weren t expecting happens spontaneously to give you a start and maybe a scream or two That happens only once in this book and it isor less as effective The majority of this book s fear factor dwells on the method of suspense Expecting something to happen depending on your imagination through stretching out time and fearing the unknown through tension when the first essence of something wrong appears The suspense and tension is handled so damn well here Small things like thinking someone is around the corner and then slowly seeing them lean out of the darkness as you realize you have nowhere to run Other paranormal incidents like visions gradually accelerating before finally being soaked in blood and horrific flashbacks from a little girl s point of view that completely sympathize with what it is like to be a child and how a child witnessesthan one tragedy I found myself shying away from the pages becoming legitimately scared To put it into quick perspective, this book has less of a trapdoor spider effect that leaps out at you andof a there s a black widow spider inching down from the ceiling toward my face while I m lying in my bed frozen with fear effect.CharactersIf you re going into this book expecting Freddy and the gang from the top don t, because it s not about them.This is a book about a teenager named Charlie who is still traumatized from losing her father and a friend when she was a child and how returning to the town where all of it happened brings on worse things that she can t imagine This is such a blessing Scott and Kira concentrate this entire book on Charlie and her emotions and actually make you care about her and get attached to her as a character The first time we get a taste of the animatronics with their essence from the games is quite a ways in, but is done with perfect timing Just a warning though if you re expecting an experience from the games, because this isn t a game it s a bookmade of paperand it has its own way of dealing with characters.All I have to say about the other characters is that they were pretty believable through most of the book There were a couple times when these teenagers felt a little like they were acting the moment instead of being the moment, but every time I found myself feeling that way I would step back and imagine how teenagers really act and it wasor less realistic No horror movie cliches involving teenagers that I could tell either.Holy crap, dat villain He was SO FREAKING sinister view spoiler I couldn t believe it when they actually brought in SPRINGTRAP I had no idea he was going be a part of this story hide spoiler I didn t even think we were going to see the villain at all since we don t necessarily see him in the games, but it turns out he was a huge part of the plot Also, damn it, he was the freakiest villain concerned with real life crimes that I have ever read There s a particular scene in the climax where the cast of teenagers are trying to interrogate him view spoiler but he can t talk without the Springtrap head on Once they put it on his voice changes and the most disturbing explanation for his murderous actions plays out and you HATE him all thehide spoiler.Timeline ChangesHopefully all the fans have come to accept this by now, but this book is not canon to the timeline of the games It is a brand new take on the series and lore and I think that is all for the better The games are the games they have their own story and own explanations with their own versions of the characters The Silver Eyes is its own version of the characters This is all fine by me since Scott himself answered Game Theory s speculation about the lore saying that there are many timelines and only one backstory Cool with me because this book was awesome That being said, the fact that it was a different timeline made me clueless to what was around each corner of the story especially the end view spoiler In the third game it s revealed how the murderer is killed with the spring rigged yellow Bonnie costume after jumping in it to flee from the ghosts of the children he killed long ago In this book, Charlie, the main character, has prior knowledge to the animatronics as well as the spring locks He grabs her right as they are all about to leave, threatening to snap her neck Before he can, she reaches up and triggers one of the locks on his neck creating a domino effect on all his joints and body It is truly a fitting death for such a twisted individual hide spoiler There were some things that I was confused with Loose ends with no explanation, but I feel like this isn t the end of this timeline Five Nights at Freddy s is possibly a series title with The Silver Eyes being this book s title I hope he s got a whole series lined up because I d LOVE to see them on my shelf.TruthCan I just rant a little bit Please It has nothing to do with Scott or the story or characters It has to do with the fans Soon after Five Nights at Freddy s 3 came out, I was surprised though I shouldn t have been that a lot of fans were sympathizing with the Purple Guy view spoiler after he became Springtrap hide spoiler There was the usual shipping him with other characters and themselves, which was to be expected, but I was shocked that a lot of people were saying things like, Poor Purple Guyhe s so lonelyI would be there for him.he deserves better WHAT You have got to be sh tting me This is a child predator we re talking about A demented f who was possibly molested as a kid himself and allowed those demons to fester and grow in his brain until he could find pleasure in seeing the blood of innocents on his hands.It has been something that s bothered me since discovering this type of fan, frustrated that those people don t get that horrible crimes and criminals such as the Freddy s killer really do exist in their own neighborhood Luckily for me, this book brings light to that Due to the lack of horror and animatronics in the first act I was beginning to wonder where the book was going by the time I reached chapter 3 or 4 But I stuck with it and was so glad I did, because by the time I got to those chapters the very core of Five Nights at Freddy s and it s importance surfaced with a crystal clear light Charlie and her friends go to a memorial ceremony for the friend they lost and the whole chapter is the reader witnessing this ceremony It s mostly people giving small speeches about Michael, the boy they knew who was kidnapped and murdered as a child, and I began to wonder what this was all about We see his parents barely able to get through the ceremony from stark grief these ten years later and afterwards everyone is leaving sympathy cards and looking at Michael s things Charlie finds a picture and suddenly remembers playing with Michael when she was 6 years old Other memories surface and she becomes instantly furious at realizing that a promising future was stolen from him before he even knew it.There sto this scene when it comes to describing it, but you ll have to read it yourself What s important here is the point of that whole chapter It conveys what it means to lose the life of a child Although sometimes annoying, children are precious because they have innocence in their hearts, minds and spirits They are told to be careful, but they don t really understand why until something dangerous or painful actually happens to them Five Nights at Freddy s is not the kind of fandom that deserves slash fiction or people rooting for the villain It s meant to be taken seriously because child predators really do exist out there in the real world and finding joy in a game that weighs that as its subject is not something to laugh about When a child dies it s not fun or awesome It s evil because a piece of innocence that doesn t know any better has been slandered and defaced before finally being stolen before its time This message was conveyed so strongly in that chapter of the book and throughout the rest of the story that it has to be taken seriously This is what Five Nights at Freddy s is truly about It s not just a game, it s a PSA.ConclusionThere are situations when we discover who a game developer or film director is by playing the game of viewing the movie, and then there are situations when we discover who the author is by interpreting the different layers of a book Very rarely can we determine the abilities of one person through all of those mediums but with this situation we are blessed to experience just that Once it was clear how meticulously Scott Cawthon had set up a backstory in the Five Nights at Freddy s games without saying one word it was safe to determine that he had some kind of passion for the characters and their story But when I heard he was the head writer for The Silver Eyes I was hesitant in my confidence for him because I didn t know what kind of writer he was I am SOOOO pleased to be thrown to the curb for my doubt because Scott shaped a completely well told story without cliches or tropes and delivered an experience of horror and attachment without using what he was known for as a crutch That being said, I am completely confident that the upcoming film with be equally as satisfying and creative if notsimply because I know the fact that Scott is overseeing the process I cannot wait for another book to come out whether it s a direct sequel or not I just want it now Scott Cawthon has my full trust and I back him 100% from here on out I found this story to be enjoyable, coming from someone who enjoys FNAF lore, but the reader in me has to rate this book lower based on the overall quality The storytelling was creepy at times, but fell flat at others It definitely cannot function well without the reader having prior knowledge of the video game series I would recommend if you enjoy FNAF lore, but don t expect all of your questions to be answered I will never get the time back that I wasted on this book Despite all the negative reviews I read for this book I really wanted to give it a shot the benefit of the doubt as it were as I thoroughly enjoy the game series, but in all honesty this book would have been so much better if it wasn t for the amateur spelling mistakes, terrible grammar and shocking sentence construction said he asked is a perfect example If it had been written half competently as opposed to half arsed this woul I will never get the time back that I wasted on this book Despite all the negative reviews I read for this book I really wanted to give it a shot the benefit of the doubt as it were as I thoroughly enjoy the game series, but in all honesty this book would have been so much better if it wasn t for the amateur spelling mistakes, terrible grammar and shocking sentence construction said he asked is a perfect example If it had been written half competently as opposed to half arsed this would have made a really fantastic book and a great addition to the series and fandom Instead you are stuck reading a book that constantly jumps back and forth confusingly between different perspectives without obvious indication, dry and drab characters that have little to no personality, and a book that is only somewhat interesting in the last 15 20% They break in to Freddy s, they leave, they break into Freddy s again, they leave, they break into Freddy s AGAIN, and they leave, AGAIN I am utterly disappointed in this book and I really wanted to enjoy it, but there were quite simply too many negative elements that make it what it is The characters could have gone through athorough process of development in lieu of mindlessly plodding through the story line before finally reaching a climactic last quarter I will give this book one bit of credit, and that it does have the foundations to be a great book, but it needed a lotwork before it was thrown into the ocean My first solid bit of advice to anyone who wants to read this DON T My second solid bit of advice to anyone who wants to read this and ignores the first bit of advice Just skip through to the last 20% on your Kindle, seriously, it s the only time the book will be good my review October wrap up my review October wrap up There has been a lot of transitions from video game to literature Many were bizarre choices Were people really interested in the stories behind Halo Didn t it mainly exist for multiplayer Even video games that had potential are mostly better off as pulp adventures.The Freddy s franchise has potential The game is like no other It s not just scary but brilliantly designed and deeply psychological Shitty YouTubers couldn t ruin what is one of the most original games, the kind that doesn t re There has been a lot of transitions from video game to literature Many were bizarre choices Were people really interested in the stories behind Halo Didn t it mainly exist for multiplayer Even video games that had potential are mostly better off as pulp adventures.The Freddy s franchise has potential The game is like no other It s not just scary but brilliantly designed and deeply psychological Shitty YouTubers couldn t ruin what is one of the most original games, the kind that doesn t rely on advance technology It s a prime example of how video games can be an art.Thankfully, Cawthon isn t an exploiter His approach to horror is unique and not just because of the lack of gore The sequels elaborated on the themes and ideas of the games, rather than just up the shock value The transition to other forms of media was inevitable There was so much you could do with it.Sadly, The Silver Eyes isn t the novel the franchise deserves To Cawthon s credit, it fails mainly because it reads like a first timer The novel actually does try to push the franchise into a new direction Cawthon does try to humanize the story and give us fully developed personalities He s just not sure how to do with it.If the failure of the novel surprises you, keep in mind this is completely new territory Cawthon dealt before with general psychology He never had to create specific and diverse personalities Here, he s faced with a challenge of creating a cast and giving each of them a different personality.He tries, but he stumbles It s amazing how a novel can be at once character driven, and yet not develop any of its characters The reason it takes so long for action to happen is because the story isn t all action Cawthon is aware jumpscares weren t what made the game great.So he spends a lot of time with these characters, having them interact and show us their relationship Sometimes it seems like it s just postponing the moment the slasher comes alive Then you notice Cawthon lingers on it for too long,He s not catering to the target audience He spends so many pages with these characters because he s trying to inject a face to the franchise, but nothing happens None of them come alive Our protagonist is the worst There isn t even a hint towards who she is She s your generic protagonist who just observes the events and acts like she should.It s when the novel goes to the franchise s main themes that it improves The main idea behind the games wasn t horror It s growing up, realizing our childhood wasn t so glorious It s the difference in how children see the world and how grown ups A description of a house early in a novel, how it decayed and how the toys are still there is powerful The descriptions contrast the decay with the toys They also point how the toys were never much in the first place, but just robots.There aren t enough scenes like that The novel gets especially lost in the middle Although it never slides into cliches of horror, it doesn t know how to translate Freddy s brand of terror into words.The horror of Freddy s came from not knowing There was no gore in that series What made it so scary is the fact we never knew what was going on We didn t know why Purple Guy killed those kids and we don t see the animatronics move.It may have something to do with the writing style It s not terrible, but it s generic Sentences lack a unique structure or tone Similes appear from time to time, not too much to annoy but there s nothing unique about them.Literature isn t just a collection of facts that form a story You re also supposed to use a style of language that will fit your story It s just like how visuals in a film don t merely give us a setting They don t just show us the layout of the house, but how it s decorated expresses something.To his credit, he tries to do things his own way They hint at a romance but never work on it It wouldn t belong, anyway Characters that can die aren t killed, so we re not given a cheap death to heighten the excitement Even the grand death of the bad guy isn t narrated in gory detail Fans of the game know how it happens, and just like in the game we only get the basic idea of it The rest is up to our imagination.The desire to go in a new direction backfires too often Lack of cliches is fine, but the novel isn t as weird as it should be The lack of the Puppet is also disappointing He s the most frightening and mysterious thing in the series It s nice how the horror and mystery have athematic importance, instead of a puzzle for a reader to solve These routes aren t developed enough.It s a decent novel It avoids the pitfalls of a transition The story stands on its own and it s written in a way that s accessible for newcomers It s meant to be a stand alone horror story and doesn t have fanservice The themes of the franchise dominate it childhood and growing up instead of the stereotypical jumpscares The novel reads too much like a first timer Cawthon needed help from someoneprofessional Still, it s good to see him stretching himself So far, he s pushing the franchise in new direction If it fails, at least it s not because of a re hash.2.5 animatronics out of 5Also posted on my blog 3.5 starsAfter finishing all the books in the Hello Neighbor series so far with my daughter, we needed to choose a new series to start reading together She s a big fan of the FNAF games and has loved all the books in the series, so the novels seemed like the perfect choice We curl up together in bed most evenings and she reads aloud to me It s something that always look forward to This first book, Silver Eyes, started out a bit slow for me We re gradually introduced to the main characters 3.5 starsAfter finishing all the books in the Hello Neighbor series so far with my daughter, we needed to choose a new series to start reading together She s a big fan of the FNAF games and has loved all the books in the series, so the novels seemed like the perfect choice We curl up together in bed most evenings and she reads aloud to me It s something that always look forward to This first book, Silver Eyes, started out a bit slow for me We re gradually introduced to the main characters as they reunite on the anniversary of the tragedy that occurred at Freddy Fazbear s Pizza Charlie, one of the main characters, has a special connection to the restaurant as it used to belong to her family Eventually, the teens decide to revisit the locked up and abandoned pizza place and lots of creepy and dark secrets start to unravel I would say the story started to really pick up around the halfway point While the first part moved slowly as we get lots of flashbacks and character backgrounds, the second half was suspenseful and surprisingly dark It was towards the middle of the book that I started to become invested in the story I had a firm grip on the characters, and that s when a big plot twist is introduced The author did a good job of capturing my attention and raised enough questions that kept me guessing until the end I m looking forward to reading the sequel very soon Based On The Bestselling Horror Video Game Series, Five Nights At Freddy S Follows A Young Woman Named Charlotte, Who Reunites With Her Childhood Friends On The Anniversary Of The Tragedy That Ripped Their Town Apart It S Been Exactly Ten Years Since The Murders At Freddy Fazbear S Pizza, And Charlotte, Who Goes By The Name Charlie, Has Spent The Last Ten Years Trying To Forget Her Father Had Owned Freddy Fazbear S Pizza And Had Built Its Four Adult Sized Animatronic Animals After Meeting Up With Her Friends, Curiosity Leads Them Back To The Old Pizza Place, And They Find It Hidden, But Still Standing They Discover A Way Inside, But Things Are Not As They Used To Be The Four Mascots That Delighted And Entertained Them As Children Have Changed The Animatronic Animals Have A Dark Secret And A Murderous Agenda SETTING ASSIGNMENT The setting of a book has a pretty big impact on the characters actions and ideas In this book, the kids are trapped in a pizzeria with a bunch of killer robots hunting them down and a deranged security guard trying to attack them Of course the characters are going to be impacted hard If there were no killer robots, Scott Cawthon wouldn t have went with the increasingly spooky atmosphere of the book The book would be bright and cheerful, with John and Charlie having a good SETTING ASSIGNMENT The setting of a book has a pretty big impact on the characters actions and ideas In this book, the kids are trapped in a pizzeria with a bunch of killer robots hunting them down and a deranged security guard trying to attack them Of course the characters are going to be impacted hard If there were no killer robots, Scott Cawthon wouldn t have went with the increasingly spooky atmosphere of the book The book would be bright and cheerful, with John and Charlie having a good relationship with each other and date and get married and stuffBut no, Scott went with the killer robots The increasingly spooky atmosphere of the book manipulated the characters to think desperately, instead of rationally STUFF I HAVE TO SAY, NOT A REVIEW The first time I read this book, I thought it was a really nice addition to the FNAF universe But after I became a hardcore FNAF fan, I reread the book and realized how messed up the story is First off, why is purple guy Dave It is solid evidence that the purple guy s name is William Afton People might say that he changed his name, but then the timeline doesn t make sense The story is set in about the 2000s, and even if William Afton was still alive, he would still be in Fazbear s Fright If Dave was Michael Afton, then thatdoesn t make sense If MatPat s theory of the robot Michael Afton is true, why is Dave bleeding when the spring locks break Also, Dave was screaming when he was dying According to MatPat s theory, Michael Afton can t feel pain SO WHY IS HE SCREAMING THEN Secondly, shouldn t all the animatronics be dismantled already and made into the Funtimes This is the 2000s, and William had already dismantled all of the animatronics in 1990 Also, in this book Charlie is in her teenager robot form If William had killed Charlie, back in 1980, she would have already ages around 20 years It is also implemented, that Charlie was with her friends at that time, but it doesn t ever show Charlie s murder Also, at that time, the security puppet was a thing Why did they never mention it in the book If Samuel was taken by Spring Bonnie, how come the gravestones at the end of FNAF 6 not have one that says Samuel Is it safe to assume that the Michael, is Michael Afton But then, Michale would be dead already, and he wouldn t be the one to push his brother into Fredbear s mouth Also, if the last gravestone doesn t say Cassidy, then what would it say Do i have to assume, becuase of this book, that the last gravestone is Michael And what about the other kids How come there was no mention of a Susie, or Jeremy, when the murder victims are restated I personally think that this book isn t in the same universe as the original FNAF, because nothing lines up If Charlie and her friends kill the purple guy, are they symbolizing the souls of the dead children If so, then how come there is 7 of them, while the soul count in the original FNAF is 5 If the story takes place in the 2000s, then why is purple guy, still intact He should be inside spring trap 24 7, and he also should be inside Fazbear s Fright The purple guy is basically the only setback to the book, and it is pretty darn big 3.5 rounded up Not too bad My son was begging me to read this because he liked it so much So I figured why not Sounded fun The writing wasn t the greatest, and there are definitely unanswered questions but it was enjoyable.and had mystery to it which I liked.


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