Destroyer of Light

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Invading aliens destroy the earth forcing the remaining humans to resettle on Eleusis. Even with peace talks, the alien threat is ever-present. A warlord is abducting children from the villages building an army to stand against these aliens, leaving one mother to desperately search for her daughter. Genetically modified twins search for an abducted boy of a human/alien couple. And a girl with special abilities must face abuse and hardship but could be the key to the human’s future on Eleusis. Her gift is also her curse.

Destroyer of Light by Jennifer Marie Brissett is the sequel to her first novel “Elysium”. Reading her novels in order is not necessary. With her ability to seamlessly shift between a third-person narrative and first-person storytelling, it is no wonder why it was rated one of the best sci-fi novels of 2021. Brissett retells the myth of Persephone in this dystopian Afro-futuristic thriller. It is a wonderful story of transformation, survival, and what it means to be human. As effortlessly as she weaves between the past, present, and future, Brissett also blends sci-fi fantasy with a little whodunit. If you enjoy Afrocentric stories and characters this is a book for you. Read the warning label before reading this book because some scenes of violence could be triggering.

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Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Tor Books
Publish Date 12-Oct-2021
ISBN 9781250268655 Buy this Book
Issue January 2022
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy