Friday, 25 October 2013

Review - Last Light

Last Light
A Restoration Novel, Book One
By Terri Blackstock
Publisher: Zondervan
Pub. Date: September 3, 2013 (Reprint)
ISBN: 978-0310337782
Pages: 400


First published in 2005, the first book in the Restoration series, Last Light, was re-released last month. In a cross between the Left Behind book series and the television series Revolution, author Terri Blackstock brings her own take on the "end of the world" plot when Birmingham, Alabama loses all power, jamming the streets with vehicles because the engines won't start. Airplanes shut down and fall from the sky. All technology no longer works, as cell phones, computers, televisions and radios go completely silent.

Has an alien invasion occurred? Is terrorist responsible? 

The people who depended on high-technology are now facing the most dangerous crises the planet has ever had - darkness.

Last Light centers on the Branning family as they have to decide to keep whatever possessions they have or put their faith in the Lord and share what resources they have with others. The civilians of the small town must come together if they are to survive, especially when there is a killer among them.

I have read a few books by Terri Blackstock, but this is the first one that involves a science fiction plot, one that has been done to death in books, movies and on television. That being said, the author has a way with words, so the book is well-written, the characters are likeable and the murder pot is intriguing. Even though I don't care for the end of the world plot, I still ended up liking the novel. I might even have to look into the other books in the series, Night Light, True Light and Dawn's Light.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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