Review – The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery
Digital Review Copy Details.
- Title: Kit’s Rebellion
- Author: C J Grant
- Genre: Dystopia
- Source: BookSirens
- Publication Date: 03 September 2020
- Format: ebook
- Pages: 271
Sometimes at the darkest hour, hope shines the brightest…
When Col’s childhood imaginary friends come to life, he discovers a world where myths and legends are real. Accompanied by his guardians – a six-foot tiger, a badger in a waistcoat and a miniature knight – Col must race to Blitz-bombed London to save his sister.
But there are darker forces at work, even than the Nazi bombings. Soon Col is pursued by the terrifying Midwinter King, who is determined to bring an eternal darkness down over everything.
The Midnight Guardians is a journey about a boy and his imaginary friends on a mission to save the world from darkness. This book works on many levels: the literal efforts in the real world will effect and change the present and the future during WW2. Fantastical: successfully completing this quest, will restore balance to both worlds, averting evil from overtaking and remaking the physical world for eternity .
What packed the punch for me was the emotional rollercoaster that Col went on.
Devastated by recent events, Col is forced to grow and develop, assume independence, step into maturity and take chances for the good of all. I enjoyed the characters, their depth and how their personalities were real, mirroring the here and now as well as The Spirit World. I’m a sucker for good over evil and resilience in the face of adversity.
This is a fine book intertwining the history and mythology of England and providing a message of hope despite overwhelming odds.
3 Stars - Liked It