Shadow's mission: save the world and ensure his entire team survives the potential apocalypse. If MAEDARA, self-proclaimed fashionista and Queen of Evil, wasn't trying to rule the world, it'd be cake. Now, not only does Shadow have to deal with teens more concerned with going to the mall than fighting evil, but also a villain who, in his opinion, makes Lady Gaga look like Mother Theresa.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
When Shadow, a half vampire/half human must train a group of young humans with special abilities to be part of his team of heroes that will save the world, he is faced with a task far more monumental than he could have imagined! Face it, he is a super hero, a loner, not a babysitter, but the oracle has spoken, his destiny and the fate of the world will be in the hands of ten children who can’t quite seem to get along. Will he be able to pull them together as a team or will evil win out? The battle is drawing near, the tension is high…Maedara is looming quite fashionably, ready to pounce! The Descending Darkness by Michael Chulsky is a fast-paced, action-packed adventure for middle grade readers that is filled with snark, humor and, GASP- a hidden message about loyalty, learning to accept others as they are and camaraderie and teamwork! Good battles evil in an uphill battle filled with sinister characters, unlikely heroes and all around fantastic characters! Michael Chulsky shows his passion for his work by building a world that, in spite of its supernatural theme, feels real and can be easily identified with for readers of all ages. The touches of sarcasm throughout ease the tension with its comic relief and keep this tale from becoming too dark. The dialogue is brilliant and the characters are over-the-top at times, making it a wonderful draw for younger readers and their imaginations. If you are looking for a hook to encourage the love of books at a young age, this could be it! Light enough to enjoy, creative enough to get lost in! Well-written and completely entertaining! Face it, everyone has an inner child who wants to be a superhero! I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.
Great book! It was fun to read and had great characters. I couldn't put it down! I can't wait for the sequel :)