Monday, February 29, 2016
Young Adult Review: Light of the Last
Chuck Black's writing has improved, but is still held back by his usual flaws. The book's sentence structure is often elementary (albeit, with perfect grammar). Black tends to skip over long amounts of time with quick descriptions, and he opts to tell much of the story as it develops, rather than using flashback and inner-thought dialogue to keep the story going. As a result, even with the quick timeline, the book lasts more than 300 pages (in smaller print). Black also relies on a complete change in point of view (and historic setting) for just a few pages to relay key information about Carter's lineage. Even with this revelation, among others, we are left wondering if there could be more to Drew Carter's significance. We want more. Even with his simple writing style and occasional violation of basic style rules, Black continues to give readers a great story with engaging characters, from the last angel ever created to the most skeptic special agent.
*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.
Posted by Wheeler Reviews at 6:42 PM