Monday, February 28, 2011

Book Review of 'Dying Light' by D. Scott Meek

Dying Light was written by D. Scott Meek and published by Canonbridge, LLC, in July, 2010. You may purchase this book at http://www.amazon.com/
In this story of an apocalyptic world set in 2412, a reversal of roles between humans and vampires has taken place. The Blood Virus has caused a radical change in the vampire/human relationship and now, vampires are hiding in plain site, trying to live secretly among humans. But the humans are hunting them down with a shoot-first-no-questions-asked agenda to eradicate them all.
The ruling Vampire Lord intends to make sure that vampires clean up their own messes and Charlotte is the most skilled hunter of them all. Bound by the word of the Vampire Lord, Charlotte is most adept at shadowing and killing vampires who have gone too far. One of those vampires is her beloved, Michael and Charlotte knows that one day she will be sent to kill him.
D. Scott Meek has envisioned an incredible, post-apocalyptic world filled with futuristic technology, holograms, global warming and utter chaos, and he has done it in a unique way. His characters are believable and compelling, while his attention to detail makes the story unfold with extreme realism.
Dying Light is the first in a new sub-genre of science fiction called 'post-dystopia' and it brings the reader into a new world where vampires are the hunted and humans are the ruling entities.
This story is entertaining and thought provoking in it's realism and detail and D. Scott Meek has penned a thoroughly enticing read.
I am giving Dying Light a 4 spider rating and recommending it to all of you who appreciate a great sci-fi winner.
DJ Weaver

2 comments:

reading. writing. revolution. said...

The reviews have been mixed overall, but more positive than negative. I'm glad you liked it. It's always a bit nerve-wracking to open up a website to see what others thought. Keep an eye on the blog (www.dyinglightnovel.com) or the Dying Light Facebook fan page for info on part two, which will hit the streets in about a month. From what I have heard, it promises to be "13 times" better. :)

CK Webb said...

This sounds like a really good book...I will have to steal this one from DJ!!!