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REVIEW: Lights in the Dark


REVIEW: Lights in the Dark

Book Title: Lights in the Dark

Book Description: This story takes place in mid to late france in the late 1800’s. It centers around a young girl named Marie, who is enslaved to what is revealed to the French foreign legion. We discover that the girl is on a troop train as they move to their next target. Once the train arrives at the destination the young girl as well as the other people that she is transported with are ordered to disembark and gear up for the very next fight. Once the main group encounters the creatures which they have previously fought. This battle seems different and as the battle ensues they discover something different lurking in the darkness.

Book Author: Bonsart Bokel

Book Format: EBook

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This story follows a steampunk theme.  But does deal with the subject of enslavement.  The story is set in the 1800’s and the main character being mentioned, Marie drives a mechanized vehicle, which is where I feel the steampunk aspect comes in.  The story also deals with zombie related creatures and people, as the person in charge of the group is described with hints of such a process.  The feeling of the story indicates that this is during a major war, something similar to possibly World War 1 based on the gear that the group uses, only with a slight steampunk twist.  The thing that I like towards the end is that it is not just undead creatures, but something subtly described as a dragon!  Which adds fantasy to the aspect as well, as someone who has played a few variations of D&D tabletop games as well as Shadowrun I find this story fits right into that mix.  If you like those games then this story is definitely something to check out!

There is no cover per say but there is some interior artwork associated with this and the style is not something that I can nail down.  I do find the artwork style done well, especially for a book.  It gives enough detail to show a scene but doesnt give away the whole story in a glance. The artwork mixed with the imagery that the text brings to mind as the story progresses, it brings a nice visual to the imagination for picturing the story in your head.

If steampunk and fantasy is your thing then this story is for you!

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Growing up in the 80s and 90s I grew up as an eclectic geek, a fact that still holds true today. I grew up watching all the classic cartoons of the 80's and had many an adventures with the toys that went with. Played tabletop RPG's and still enjoy computer gaming as adulting allows. On top of making time to read comics, and spend time with family and friends.

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