Reading: From Darkness Won

From Darkness Won by Jill Williamson
From Darkness Won by Jill Williamson

What is it?

Christian speculative fiction

Who wrote it?

Jill Williamson

What did I like?

A fabulous conclusion to an overall wonderful trilogy. I’ve said this a few other times, but I haven’t enjoyed a fantasy series this much in years. And it’s rare that I feel so satisfied with the ending of a series. Parts one (By Darkness Hid) and two (To Darkness Fled) promised a spectacular event in the third part, and it delivers. Great action. Sharp humor. Engaging characters. Believable plot. Just plain wonderful.

What didn’t I like?

I have to dig to find something I didn’t like, but if I had to identify one negative it would be the very ending. The very last chapter feels like an afterthought. Yes, it’s important to show how the characters end up and where they end up and how they end up, but the ending sort of felt tacked on. No, it didn’t bother me too much, but the ending didn’t have the punch that the final battle deserved. Again, this is a small complaint because what was written at the end was magnificent, but it was the one thing that stood out to me.

Should you read it?

If you read one fantasy trilogy this year, read this one. No joke. I’m not going to lie, parts of this one brought me to tears, not only because of seeing how the characters were affected but by understanding the deeper symbolism represented in the story. It’s truly one of the best trilogies out there.

A.C. Williams

Amy Williams left a lucrative career in marketing to write novels about space cowboys, clumsy church secretaries, American samurai, and alternate dimensions. Along the way, she also discovered a passion for teaching other creative professionals how to use technology to make life easier. Through video instruction or one-on-one coaching, she teaches software, blogging, basic graphic design, and many other useful skills that help creative entrepreneurs get stuff done minus the frustration.

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