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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
The Dark That Dwells by Matt Digman and Ryan Roddy is a science fiction novel that takes you across the universe where there is action, adventure and a fight to live. What do you think will happen to civilization when the world is all but destroyed? Rebuilding a life is not easy, so when someone is born different in such an environment, you can expect things to be a little difficult for them. Such is the case with Sidna Orin. She is different than most people around her. She is a young arcanist who is trying to find power and strength so that she can protect her people from the ones who want to destroy them. Sidna is special; she can wield both lightning and fire and she needs to control these powers before it is too late. She knows that her future is paved with darkness and adversaries that are far more powerful than her, but she has faith in her powers. Can she gain control of her powers before it is too late for her and her people?
I love it when a science fiction novel is complicated enough to keep me entertained and simple enough so that I don’t have to twist my tongue to pronounce the protagonist’s name correctly. Matt Digman and Ryan Roddy have done a great job at world-building, at creating some excellently driven characters and ensuring that everything ties up well. The descriptions are phenomenal, the imagery is vivid and the characters are carefully woven to be as complex and as realistic as possible. While there are multiple characters in the story with multiple points of view, I enjoyed Sidna and Ban the most. They had a very compelling story that was executed wonderfully. I was immersed and ready to learn more the moment they were introduced. The Dark That Dwells is a great start to a new series and I have high hopes for it to be one of the best. Very intricate and complex. I enjoyed this book a lot.