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Posted December 15, 2013
So I picked up George Sherman Hudson’s “Black Out” and quickly found myself confused. I was reading about characters, none of whom I was familiar with. None of whom had anything to do with the previous two books. Where was Real, the main character of the Light series? Thirteen chapters and twenty-seven pages later of a narrative that hopped back and forth between first and third-person with errors, I realized I had read part one of another series. Yes, “Black Out,” part three of the Light series opened with another series. Not interested in this other series, I flipped page after page to get to the story I was supposed to be reading. Imagine my surprise and disappointment that it didn’t start until page 183.
Real is back. Like its predecessor, a lot happened, yet not much happened. Real again found himself in extreme situations. The main character of the other series played a role in Real’s story hence including the three shorts. However, I wasn’t interested in another story or series though it was forced upon readers. The meshing of both stories was not smooth and it was rather awkward to have it sprung upon readers without explanation.
As for “Black Out” itself, the series seemed to have gone somewhere off the track after the conclusion of “City Lights.” The power, the intensity, and the substance were gone, diminished with each book. Add to that this book didn’t bring this series to a conclusion. Instead it raised new issues that were not resolved leaving room for yet another book. At only 108 pages, this story could have and should have concluded everything.
I hope the next book, first, regains focus and substance before, second, bringing Real’s story to an end.
Reviewed by: Toni
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