One Dark Soul

Heartbreaking Revenge (The Dark Moon Trilogy Book 3)

Christian - Historical Fiction
237 Pages
Reviewed on 05/10/2024
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

One Dark Soul: Heartbreaking Revenge is a work of fiction in the Christian fiction, historical, and interpersonal drama genres, and is the third and final book of The Dark Moon Trilogy. Penned by author Anna Faversham, this intriguing tale delves into a complex web of love, betrayal, and revenge set in the year 1825. Lucy, having escaped poverty and found love, hopes for Lieutenant Karl Thorsen's happiness with Elizabeth, but Karl's fervent fight against the slave trade leads to rejection when he discovers her father is a slave owner. As tragedy looms, Lucy's disappearance sparks a desperate search, revealing clues that point to her husband, Daniel, and uncovering a sinister plot of revenge.

Author Anna Faversham uses a keen sense of character and nuance to craft a deeply emotional journey that fully explores the impact of despair and the importance of resilience. The plot is paced to slowly build on intertwining elements of love, betrayal, and redemption against the backdrop of historical tumult, which is crafted to match the mood of each scene to the emotional tone of the action taking place. Faversham's prose is evocative and rich as a result, drawing readers into the turbulent lives of Lucy, Karl, and Daniel as they grapple with their inner demons and external threats, and there’s never a dull moment as we get more and more invested in them as people. The suspenseful plot kept me on the edge of my seat, while the exploration of dark, wounded hearts leaves a strong impression and a conclusion to the trilogy that fans of the existing series will no doubt find satisfying. Overall, One Dark Soul is a highly recommended read for fans of compelling historical fiction that’s packed with depth and emotion.