This is the second book I read by this author and I can tell you that his craft has improved a lot since The Eternal Victim, a pretty awesome read all in its own way. Morgenstern has taken a detour from his usual genre of horror and tackled fantasy as his next challenge. A little birdy has told me he’s already working on the next instalment of The Pious Insurrection, which makes it promising that he’ll be a prolific author in his career.
The Reaping follows the path of two children. Bo, the girl who sacrificed her sight to be able to open her inner eye, has to collect one soul from each nation to secure the safety of the world. Amos is her mute guard and companion. The future is in their hands. I really enjoyed the symmetry of the two and the way they compliment where the other is lacking.
The action starts from the first page, providing the immediate hook to the story. The lot is incredibly complex (and bloody), which makes it a little dense at times. But that didn’t stop me from enjoying the story. I hope you will too.
If you’re interested in learning more about Dexter and his writing, I will feature an interview on my blog in a couple of days, so have a look if you’re keen!