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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Dark Enemy is the fifth book in the Host Saga by Michael J. Farlow. The Van Childs who reluctantly became a beacon of hope for the people of Earth is long gone. In his place is a man who is now sure of himself and knows that his responsibilities are well-placed. Now that there is a bigger threat than ever from the Arkon, he knows the pressure is on him ten-fold. The allied forces are all bound together and looking to Van Childs to lead the people towards a better future. The only issue is, things are changing at a rapid pace and he has no idea where he should turn and what he should avoid. With imminent danger right around the corner, Childs is having a hard time protecting himself, his friends, his family, and the allies. Is he going to make this work? Can he handle the pressure of humanity’s survival?
Intricately woven to grab your attention, Dark Enemy grabbed my attention from the get-go and would not let me put it down until I finished it. I remember reading the first novel in the series and thinking that Van Childs had the potential to be a great protagonist. I was glad to find that he has grown into a confident man who is aware of his weaknesses but does not let them hold him back. He is more confident in his skin, he is still vulnerable yet he knows how to stay calm and play to his strengths. The pace is just perfect, it is fast enough to keep the story going but not too fast that you lose where you are and what is happening. The author has done a wonderful job of creating a richly detailed and believable universe with characters that are real. Incredible and entertaining!