The Catcher’s Trap by Ricardo Henriquez is a dark fantasy novel concerning a young man who is kidnapped and brought to a world where supernatural beings have enslaved humans. Henriquez’s prose combines the terror of existence with the hope for freedom and awareness. The Catcher’s Trap transforms the tropes of fantasy and horror into an experience that transcends those genres, creating that rare original achievement that lingers in the mind, heart, and soul.
“This is not a sad book. This is a tale of resilience and discovery. It is the origin story of a hero born only with the power of hoping beyond realism. Andres is all of us staring at tsunami and knowing in our hearts, that against all odds we will survive. Of course there are also giants, witches, seers and magic potions; it wouldn’t be awesome fantasy without those elements.”