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Last Light (A Restoration Novel) Paperback – September 3, 2013
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The first book in Blackstock's Restoration series literally begins with a bang: airplanes fall out of the sky in the opening paragraphs, at which point the novel's protagonists and readers become swept up in a stunning set of circumstances, the import of which slowly sink in as the novel briskly moves forward. Unlike the deluge of dramatic depictions of the end times, in which Christians disappear and the world reacts, this story focuses on a natural phenomenon-albeit one that most of the characters believe is a message from God-that profoundly alters human society. Blackstock's main characters, the affluent Bannings, who live in suburban Birmingham, Alabama, initially react to this disaster by putting themselves first, for fear that any other strategy would endanger their lives. Soon, however, challenged by the Sermon on the Mount, they begin reaching out generously to neighbors. Their nascent attempts at a communal approach to life will likely be picked up in future novels in this series. Blackstock's subplots are less compelling than her vision of an Electromagnetic Pulse-damaged world; particularly contrived is the story's murder mystery, which plays out predictably. Still, at its best moments, this novel is in league with first-rate adventure fiction and bodes well for the series to come.
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“. . . [Last Light] is in league with first-rate adventure fiction and bodes well for the series to come.” (Publishers Weekly)
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The story starts off with every electronic item failing indefinitely. This event pushes the characters into despair, which in turn causes some to resort to crime. The main family of the book, the Brannings, try to come to terms with the change, but that proves to be more and more difficult when murder becomes an issue for the small, well-to-do community where they live.
For the most part, the characters in this book were interesting and likable. However, Deni Branning becomes a central character in the book, and she was also the most annoying character to me. She describes herself at different moments of realization in the book as "...rebellious, arrogant. Foolish. Irrational." as well as "spoiled and vain and selfish." That is a pretty good summary of her character. It was impossible to like a character with those characteristics, but there was enough balance from the other characters in her family and her neighborhood that helped me get past my feelings for her.
Be aware that this is a Christian Fiction book. If one goes into the read knowing that, then there should be no surprises. The Christian themes may be somewhat heavy handed for a couple of chapters in the middle of the book and a couple more near the end to some readers, but, for the most part, the Christian themes are more smoothly integrated into the rest of the book.
Although there was never really a definite explanation for the catastrophic event, and a few other questions were left unanswered, I still felt that the main murder/suspense story was complete. I do realize that this is the first in a series, though. Considering the idea of more characters like Deni and the price of the other books in the series (this was a free read from the Kindle store), I am still contemplating whether or not to continue in the series. Still, this was a great, fast paced read that I would recommend to others.
Note: Originally Posted on Goodreads.com [...]
Can you even imagine what it would be like if suddenly everything electric just quit? This isn't just the lights in your house but it is your car, your cell phone, your watches. All those everyday conveniences suddenly don't work. Think about this . . . even the water that comes into your house does so because of an electrical pump. How would you get water and how would you filter that water in order to drink it?
This is the scenario that unfolds in the story. The good, the bad and the ugly are all magnified in this tale. Some of the people resort to hoarding what they have and some continue to be giving people. Evil begins to take root causing everyone to arm themselves against the unknown. The more the situation deteriorates, the more people's true characters are revealed.
The main characters in the story are the Branning family and we are allowed to see how their overindulged lives have slowly destroyed what God had intended for them. Through the worst of circumstances God begins to reveal to them what He intends.
This is the first book in the Restoration Series. It is followed by three more and I can hardly wait to dive in to the rest of them to see how it all turns out.
I recieved a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
I'm an avid reader of a variety of authors and Terri is in my top three that can tell her stories with meaning, depth and conviction. Not to mention spellbinding. Without repetition of the same scenarios.
Last Light is a very realistic happening. Reader take heed.
Thank you, Terri