Delilah and the Dark God

Fiction - Mythology
216 Pages
Reviewed on 07/08/2019
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Author Biography

I am currently writing two fantasy series side by side. The Eternal Realm and The Priestess Chronicles. Both have elements of mythology and theology set in various historical time periods. They are character driven stories with all the elements of the classic heroic/epic fantasy genre.

I live in Noosa, Australia with my husband and two young adult sons, where we run our family small business involving tourism and watersports.

When I am not not writing, you will likely find me kitesurfing, stand up paddle surfing, travelling or volunteering in some capacity.

I am the great niece of Australian literary author George Johnston who is best known for his book My Brother Jack which was made into a mini series with the ABC. Although I don't write with the literary style of Uncle George, I have been told I write a compelling fantasy novel.

I find culture, faith, philosophy and sociology intriguing and these topics are at the heart of my fantasy.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Delilah was given the task of finding Samson’s strength in exchange for wealth that she dearly desires. While she is grappling with her inner turmoil, she has no idea that the Eternal Realm is involved in a war that can seriously endanger the lives of everyone. She has feelings that she cannot control or comprehend, but she knows that when she has a task to fulfill, she will do it no matter what. To make matters worse, the Dark God Dagon is now obsessed with Delilah and wants her at all costs. Now, the ball is in her court. She needs to choose a side and she needs to do it quickly or else things will escalate out of everyone’s control.

Delilah and the Dark God by Fiona Tarr is a unique take on the biblical story of Samson and Delilah. I am a sucker for mythology or anything to do with this kind of theme. Although I have read many summarized versions of their story, I never read it as such where Samson was almost superhuman in the portrayal and Delilah had a conflict with what she was during. I always read about Delilah as a ruthless femme fatale who did what she had to for money. However, this story is different and I think I prefer this version over everything else. Her conflict, her need to find answers and the way she handles the situations actually makes her a relatable character. The mythological aspect of the novel added a new layer and dimension to the story that made it stand out and made it even more interesting. This novel is the perfect match for me because it has a strong story, well-developed characters and a climax that had me guessing. This is a true 5-star novel!