“A Dark Tyranny (Of Darkness & the Light Book 1)”

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“The book for review is “A Dark Tyranny (Of Darkness & the Light Book 1)” by C.M. Pendleton. It falls in the genre of fantasy.

Enter the world where Gorgons, a Nighteye and Acolytes exist. To the humans they are of myth and storytelling of time past. But no, they are real and ready to fight the world they live in, some together against a common cause which happens to be a king. One that not beloved by all.

The king is not popular, people are willing to go to war to invade the kingdom. Even his own brother is on the other side. A brother who is referred to as the devil due to his lack of color.

Meet the Acolytes, Matthias and Luras. One has accepted his fate, the other has not. They have been chosen by a greater power to help fight in the battle of good versus evil. Meet a young slave Finn whose love for a young woman of nobility knows no bounds as he tracks across the land to save her from the people who has taken the young woman captive.

Armies versus armies. Good versus evil. Slave, mythical creatures and a discarded King’s brother meet in this novel. Who will win and at what cost?

I am normally a reader who have some problems when the list of characters is longer than normal. There are a lot of names tossed in this book. Yet I had no problem remembering who was who. I attached myself to one of the heroes in the book, and when I was getting to the end and it appeared that he might die, I became upset with the author. I was taken with the character and that only happened due to how the author wrote him in this novel. I did get a sense of how it was going to end but it didn’t take away from the book. A good pick up in my opinion. And for someone who does not read fantasy as a norm to me this is a thumbs up.

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