The Dawning


Fiction - Dystopia
463 Pages
Reviewed on 09/23/2021
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Reviewed by Joanne Ang for Readers' Favorite

The Dawning is a dystopian novel written by J.T. Moon. The story starts with Solomon, an orphan living in an apartment building filled with those who have lost their loved ones, known as T-Block in Agape. In a society where time travels forward, but society’s regulations evolve backward, Solomon, who happens to be a particularly wealthy orphan at that, decides to take the first step into changing Ethos for the better of all people. His unwanted fame and love from people all across Ethos slowly turned into a danger zone for him and his big family from Block T. With so much at stake, would Solomon be able to protect everyone and marry the woman he has always loved, or would that all be a pipe dream for an orphan who’s just trying his best to do his part in the world?

The Dawning is another well-penned novel by J.T. Moon. The journey that I went through in the shoes of Solomon was nothing short of exhilarating! I appreciated Solomon’s inner thoughts, opinions, and debates which were very interesting to read. I also enjoyed the detailed descriptions of all the festivals. It almost felt like I was in the festivals myself! Solomon was easily a loveable character for many reasons. One of them is that he is truly selfless and loves to give more than to receive, a characteristic that is purer than gold itself. The Dawning also had biblical references and teachings in today’s world, set far off in the future, which was very cool to read. I can assure you that anyone who loved They by the same author will come to love Solomon and his journey just as much. I genuinely hope to read more of J.T. Moon’s work in the future.

Astrid Iustulin

What is wrong with being a good and generous person? What is the problem if he uses his wealth to make others happy? Apparently nothing, but in the case of Solomon, the protagonist of J. T. Moon's first novel, The Dawning, his good deeds make him suspicious. The Dawning is set in an era distant from ours, where Solomon lives as a normal person. However, many adventures await him, and he soon realizes that his life and those of his friends are in danger. Will he be able to save himself and his loved ones and marry the woman he adores?

The Dawning is one of the longest novels I have ever read, and at first, I thought it would be hard to get to the end. Instead, I am glad to say that J.T. Moon surprised me. The smooth writing style and detailed descriptions allow readers to have a clear picture of Solomon's world and know everything about it. The story also gets more compelling as you read it, and it made me eager to find out all about Solomon and his friends. In particular, I was struck by the devotion of Solomon's friends to him and his generosity to them. Solomon is indeed a great hero for a great novel that I am thrilled to have read. Moon did a great job with The Dawning. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a thought-provoking book and I look forward to reading more from this excellent writer.