The action packed fantasy world inside Darkest Light by Hiromi Goto is the perfect sequel for the Half World Series. Each page is splattered with highly detailed scenes, settings, and unforgettable characters. Hiromi brilliantly continues the story with the telling of Gee, a boy who sets off on a voyage to learn about himself and discover his true purpose in the world. Hiromi’s solid writing will immediately hook readers from the very beginning. They mystery that clouds over Gee is very interesting. He is such an extraordinary character but with feelings and weaknesses like any normal boy. He has problems that many of us can relate to.
The world building that Hiromi devised is impressive. The way she describes the setting is like a painting that comes alive and readers will feel transported into it. From the wonderful story, remarkable characters, and marvelous concepts, everything feels unique and original. The development of the characters is exceptionally well and each of them are believable, especially the protagonist, Gee. This book takes the series into a deep and dark philosophical fantasy. It’s one of those sequels that feel like it overpowers its predecessor. However, Darkest Light is just the right follow up for the Half World series. Readers are treated to an unforgettable plot story with plenty of twists and turns. The plot twists and turns will have readers on the edge of their seats and continually turning pages. Be prepared to lose some sleep because you won’t be able to put this book down.