1st Review for Dark Days

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite
There are dark days ahead for the land of Sori. There is an evil,
ghost-like figure haunting the land, unsettling the balance and
serenity of the people of Sori. Peace is being disrupted, but there is
a chosen one, a young Leigheasan girl, Maya, who is independent
and talented in many aspects as well as being a skilled hunter. She
has a unique connection to the land and, as such, she has powers
as yet undiscovered which will help her lead the people away from
war and mass destruction. It is a difficult time for all in a land facing
dark times, in a land not so different from the Middle Ages here on
D W Saur’s young adult fantasy novel, Dark Days, is a thrilling
adventure for all ages. Set in a mythical setting with goddesses and
evil creatures, magic, and mayhem, the plot develops with
considerable ease as the protagonist, Maya, is introduced through
her prowess, her ability to win at tournaments, to outshine all
others, even though she is only a young woman. As evil infiltrates
the land, Maya’s character strengthens as she journeys on a quest
only she can follow, to find and learn how to use her special powers.
The setting is well described; the characters are clearly developed;
the plot is well constructed. There is a lot of forward-moving energy
and character-defining dialogue, driving this story to an exciting
climax and resolution. D W Saur is a passionate storyteller and this
page-turner will definitely leave the reader hoping for more in
Maya’s saga.


Published by dwsaur

Author of Metal Like Me (2019) and Dark Days (2020)