This post apocalyptic coming of age story is full of action. Three young adult live in a small village where it is dangerous to flout the status quo. Those who flaunt the law pay dearly. When anyone in the village gets out of line, he or she is taken by the vicars, who are the law, to be educated.
Orah, Nathaniel and Thomas were good friends, but Thomas fell afoul of the vicars who then took him off for a “teaching.” When he was sent back to the village, he was a broken young man. It was as though the life had been sucked out of him. Orah and Nathaniel were also targeted for “teachings.” Rather than submit to the vicar, they choose to go on a quest to find a better life.
Dystopian literature is found almost every where anymore. But don’t think this is more of the same. The Children of Darkness has its own interesting plots and twists and turns. One of the best parts is that it is only the beginning of this story and there is more to come.