The Children Kingsley

A Novel

Young Adult - Horror
666 Pages
Reviewed on 09/04/2014
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Author Biography

S.K. Fernandez is a short story writer, novelist and children's book illustrator. His short stories, The Death of Thomas King, and For Jimi where published in 2006 by HorrorBound magazine and will be included in his upcoming horror anthology due to be released in 2015. His first novel entitled The Children Kingsley was published by BookBaby and released in March of 2014.

An odd sort of fellow, S.K. Fernandez is a writer with an affinity for all things macabre. Focusing much on the darker aspects of life, his writing is often described as being somber and lonely like a foggy morning. But within the grey, there is always light to be found and his deep love for humanity becomes apparent despite his lugubrious and sometimes strikingly honest approach to story telling.

S.K. Fernandez currently resides in Tucson, AZ with his wife and daughter.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

Ten-year-old David Kingsley and his sister Chloe are spending the summer at their grandmother’s house, expecting it to be boring and dreary. However, David begins to see and hear things he never thought he would ever experience; shadows, the voice of a little girl and strange creatures. Unfortunately, David and Chloe find themselves struggling to fight against the darkness and the one they call The Judge in the spirit world.

S.K. Fernandez’s The Children Kingsley: A Novel is an intriguing paranormal story that would provoke our fear about the unknown and the afterlife, yet it also tells a story about love and courage. Coupled with intense suspense and action, S.K. Fernandez makes The Children Kingsley an incredibly satisfying book for any reader. The plot isn't as simple as I thought when I first read the synopsis and the first few pages of the book. Fernandez planned it so well that whenever I thought I had guessed what would happen next or who’s who, I’d get hit with a clever plot twist.

Overall, this is one paranormal fiction that you don’t want to miss, especially if you’re into this genre – you won’t be disappointed. Fernandez maintains a good balance by moving the focus between the main characters and the lesser ones, and gives enough attention to each and every one of them while also providing a wonderfully detailed unique world for readers to savor. The ending especially is superb and makes me look forward to the next book.