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Reviewed by Eduardo Aduna for Readers' Favorite
The Children of Darkness by David Litwack is a compelling tale set in a future where religion has taken over people's lives. Three friends, Orah, Nathaniel and Thomas, find their bond tested as they uncover the complex secrets of a religion hell-bent on imparting their own version of the truth.
The Children of Darkness is a solid fantasy-dystopian offering, one that is not merely written by some author looking for a middling entry to the genre, but excellently crafted by an artist looking to make his mark and impart his imagination to his readers. The novel has no weak spots. The cast of characters, the plot, the pacing, and the narrative, all are top notch. The writing is on point, with no wasted words and irritating distractions. One can see the time and effort spent whittling away the words and scenes of the novel so that what is left is the shining essence of the book. It is rare for a novel to tug at emotions so effortlessly while giving readers more than enough to satisfy their intellectual cravings.
One of the best things about The Children of Darkness is the the way in which the world is gradually introduced to the reader, which mirrors the way the protagonists' eyes are gradually opened to the myriad facets of the truth. It touches on numerous issues, from science to sociology, that give readers a new appreciation for the things we take for granted today. A timely novel beautiful in the simplicity of its writing and elegant in its underlying complexity, The Children of Darkness is a solid novel from a writer that I expect great things from in the future.