The Dark Man's Son

The Dark Man's Son

The Guardian Chronicles

Fiction - Supernatural
356 Pages
Reviewed on 10/03/2012
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Author Biography

Meg Whitlock has been writing nearly all her life, and she’s glad she finally got over her laziness and wrote the book she’s been dreaming about for years. She graduated from Queens University of Charlotte with a BA in Comparative Arts with an Art History specialization and an Ancient History minor…which is a mouthful no matter how you say it. She has four cats (including an invisible one), a car named Babar, and a vivid imagination.

In 2001 her one-act play, “The Shoebox,” was produced by Catawba College in Salisbury, NC and presented at the American College Theatre Festival. She was honored by Art:21 and the Mint Museum of Art for her essay “Kara Walker: Using Stereotypes to Provoke Thought,” and she’s won awards for both her fiction and non-fiction writing.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Stephanie Dagg for Readers' Favorite

"The Dark Man’s Son" is a fascinating and hugely successful combination of paranormal and historical fiction. There is an intriguing mixture of writing styles too - narrative and a journal. The author’s versatility continues in the plot, which provides a fresh approach to the paranormal. Vampires are scarce on the ground - this is a domain where various forms of demons rule. Jason is mugged by what turns out to be a couple of demons, but is rescued by the mysterious Alex with her green eyes that change to gold and her sword that shines from time to time. Jason is surprised to learn that he is a key figure in the current struggle against the Dark. It is all thanks to his grandfather Latimer and his father Cassius. He also learns that Alex is a Guardian who has always been there for his family. It is a lot to take on but Jason retains his humour and humanity in the struggles that come.

This is an enthralling story. The pace is fast and the author never wastes a word but keeps the tension and excitement all the way through. There are welcome touches of humour too. The characters we meet are all intriguing and develop before our eyes. We also see the world in which they live carefully built up so that we understand how this version of reality operates and impinges on Jason’s life. Religions come under scrutiny too and the theme of good versus evil, light versus dark, is central to this story. This book is the first in the Guardian Companions series. Meg Whitlock has set herself a very high standard in her future writing but I have no doubt she will meet it.