Author: Scott Hawkins
Narrator: Hillary Huber
An excellent dark fantasy. A lot of folks might categorize it as horror. Definitely not high/epic fantasy. The story is about a cult of young people with supernatural powers, ruled by an all-powerful “father”. The story is quite subversive and much of what’s really going on is hidden for most of the book.
The Stephen King influence is obvious, but it actually reminded me a lot more of Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods”, though it was better, IMO. Very clever, fast-paced, humorous and witty. Check it out.
The audio narration is perfect. Hillary Huber puts just the right tone into it.
My rating: 4/5