Legend Of The Dark Messiah

Legend Of The Dark Messiah

by J. Johnson Higgins


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ISBN-13: 9780595472154
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/09/2007
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

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Legend Of The Dark Messiah 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
See ryas
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dunno....i dont care about him anymore
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(Read the full version on 'POD Book Reviews & More,' a blog) Comic masks, in the modern theater, are often symbolic of comedy itself and go back to ancient Greek drama. Wearing a projected comic mask, President Dmitri von Calvin in J. Johnson Higgins¿ suspenseful ¿Legend of the Dark Messiah¿ in actuality creates tragedy on his home planet of I-Star, a fantastical planet that blends magic and technology. One would find a match for President Calvin if suddenly Big Brother and Rowling¿s Minister of Magic and Lord Voldemort had merged under an illusory version of the Guy Fawkes mask from ¿V is for Vendetta.¿ It seems at first that the villains do always get the best development and concepts in fantasies, but Higgins soon proves even this old saw rusty. After all, Cassidy, the intriguing main character of his book, can magically see through his mask and becomes involved in what could be a tragedy of her own. Keeping potential tragedy under a mask of his own is part of Higgins¿ skill... Though the author could have kept more of the potential tragedy more skillfully hidden under the mask, Higgins does a good job keeping most of it incognito. Probably the weakest element in 'Legend of the Dark Messiah' is that the author could have displayed somewhat more of the storyline¿s depth through a show, don¿t tell methodology instead of a narrated back-story from other characters. Details could have been expanded to increase the narrative. Higgins also has great potential for future books because many of his characters have a secret connection that will have to be experienced to be believed. What Higgins ends up with in this slim volume is a comedy in the oldest sense of the word, an adventurous romp with a happy ending. This first novel displays a commendable level of taut editing and clean proofreading, too. The excitement and suspense of the basic plotline will keep the reader turning the pages. J. Johnson Higgins has composed a promising first effort.