Monday, October 3, 2011

Book Review: SOULLESS LIGHT, horror novella by Joan H. Buchanan

The following is a review of Soulless Light by fellow World Castle author Joan H. Buchanan. 

Soulless Light brings you the cohabitation of sorrow and joy in all its visceral detail. With intense, mournful descriptions of suffering and the bleak reality of Dark Age society in the midst of plague existing side by side with tender romance and the celebration of life, I found myself riding an emotional roller coaster as I went through the pages of this novella.

Joan H. Buchanan's narration is bombastic, making you feel as though you're right there alongside Julia, the main character whose life – and death – are laid out in a pacing that builds from a quaint hum to a dramatic rush. While I am trying to keep this review spoiler free, I will say this much about the story's contents: throughout Soulless Light you will see a young girl who goes from assisting in the most miraculous event we humans are capable of experiencing, the purity and wonder of childbirth, to snuffing away life upon life as she becomes one with death itself by her actions.

This transformation is stunningly described. I would recommend Soulless Light to anyone looking for fiction that will keep you wondering – and keep your stomach churning – even after the last page has been turned.

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