BOOK REVIEW: Black Feathers: The Black Dawn (Volume 1)

The first in the Black Dawn series. Will this interesting premise keep you glued to the book, or will it end up in the recycling box?

It is the Black Dawn, a time of environmental apocalypse, the earth wracked and dying.

It is the Bright Day, a time long generations hence, when a peace has descended across the world.

In each era, a child shall be chosen. Their task is to find a dark messiah known only as the Crowman. But is he our saviour – or the final incarnation of evil?

Black Feathers follows the two separate yet entwined stories of Gordon, a strange teenage boy said to foretell the end of existence as we know it, and Megan, a teenage girl who lives in the world left after the Black Dawn, when the Earth rebelled against the humans and millions were killed. Both are looking for the Crowman, but is he good or the devil himself.

The premise of this book is original and different, and quite hard to write about without giving a lot of the plot away.

Each chapter switches between Gordon and Megan. Gordon describing the events leading up to the Black Dawn, and Megan detailing what came after it.

Each character is brilliantly written and you really feel empathy for Gordon when he has to deal with some horrendous situations.

Yes the plot premise is different and maybe a little strange, but it still draws you in, leading you to a cliff-hanger of an ending which drove me nuts (as you may have noticed from my previous reviews I HATE cliff-hangers). Still even with the cliff-hanger I really enjoyed this book, and will be waiting with bated breath for the next one – no further details as of yet.

Trust me pick up and read Black Feathers, and I know, like me you wont be disappointed.

AUTHOR: Joseph D’Lacey
PUBLISHER: Angry Robot
P/BACK: 416 Pages
RRP: £8.99
ISBN: 978-0-85766-345-0

Rating: 4/5
Reporter: Darkphoenix1701

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