Descendent Darkness: Book III Redemption
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
As with the last two books I reviewed by Macready, Redemption demonstrated a strong amount of growth in the story and in the author. The style of writing with this author is somewhat of an acquired taste but I’ve learned to love the description, the insightful details, and the steady pacing.
Here we have the third installment in what I like to call a classic style vampire novel. For those who haven’t had the luxury of reading the last two books, I don’t want to spoil too much but if you enjoyed the first installments of the series then you will definitely enjoy this last one.
There is an ominous aura in this book which helps set the stage for the story to come. While the pacing might have been somewhat slow for my taste, drawing out that dim feeling definitely added to the old school, dark fantasy tone in the book.
As always, the editing was topnotch which is something I greatly appreciated. My only complaint would be the wordiness of the novel. While the description and detail was much appreciated, I thought there was an excess of verbiage that sometimes seemed more like the author was showing off their vocabulary rather than writing a decent story. But then I fall back to the old-fashioned style of writing the book has and I don’t mind the long-windedness of the book—considering this is the third in the series, I’m somewhat used to it now but I always find that I have to push myself to get through this series.
Overall, I enjoyed the progression in this series from the first book to the third and I would recommend this series to anyone who loves dark fantasy and horror with a classic feel to it. This is probably fit for mature audiences only.