Book: Destruction (The December People Book 1)
Author: Sharon Bayliss
Genre: Modern Fantasy
Source: Free from author
Readability Rating: 4 stars
Morality Rating: R for violence, sexual content, and language
Target Audience: Any modern fantasy lover or thriller lover
Buy it: Amazon
Destruction Book Summary (from the author)
Now, David must parent two hurting children from a dark world he doesn’t understand and keep his family from falling apart. All while dealing with the realization that everyone he loves, including himself, may be evil.
Writing: The writing in this story is excellent. It is fast-paced enough so that you don’t get bogged down, but the writing is never something I really “noticed.” The writing fit the tone of the story and was able to perfectly describe the feelings and events of the characters in a realistic way.
I think Destruction is one of the best examples of realistic-feeling modern fantasy that I have ever read. I could see how wizards might behave in that manner. Magic was less about mythical creatures or wands, but more of like a sort of focused prayer that could affect the world in physical ways right before your eyes.
In the book, David’s family is also Christian, which was a kind of weird contrast with the events in the book. This is not like any other Christian book I have ever read. There is swearing, abuse, adultery, and pretty much everything else ordinarily left out of a Christian book. However, the mix of Christianity and wizard lore worked together better than I imagined it could, which was quite interesting.
About The Author
Sharon Bayliss is the author of The December People Series and The Charge. When she’s not writing, she enjoys living happily-ever-after with her husband and two young sons. She can be found eating Tex-Mex on patios, wearing flip-flops, and playing in the mud (which she calls gardening). She only practices magic in emergencies.