So ‘The Fearing’, book two, Water and Wind. It’s becoming very clear to me why John. F. D. Taff is such a highly regarded author. Book two is another whirlwind ride of intensity, pain and fear… and damn… that ending!!
We pick up from where book one left off, with the ‘survivors’ trying to piece together just what has happened. Charles seems to know. My question here is does he know because he is smart? Or does he know because, well he knows more than he is letting on? I am, of course, probably letting my imagination run away with me. Would be a hell of a twist though, especially as the tour bus group have become my favorites.
We delve deeper into the lives of of our post-apocalyptic friends. We learn more small details, and become a little bit more familiar. I like this, I find myself to be quite character driven, I always appreciate some details, no matter how small that personalize the character more. I want to sad when one dies… I want to miss that character.
The Fearing is a wonderful concept. Manifesting our fears into reality. Is it based loosely on the current state of the world, the way (my own opinions) that we are destroying ourselves? Maybe, maybe not.
It’s a great idea though, fears going from earthquakes, meteors and (my favorite) the flying monkeys. A terrifying though for those of us harboring a fear or two. What if?
Anyways, onto book three later and I bloody can’t wait. Thank you to Grey Matter Press and of course the author for The Fearing Books, I love them.