Book Three in The Fearing series was more of a ‘scene setter’ for book four. That’s what I took from it anyways. I felt it lacked some of the excitement of books one and two, but nevertheless it’s a great read.
You can feel all the strands coming together now. That culmination is working grasp. The author keeps the crumbs coming, teasing the big finale, the showdown.
Book Three seems to settle on the Reverend Mark. We get a glimpse of our other survivors, but this chapter is definitely his. I wonder if he is the key, the one to this.
My favourite part of this book was the very end, one line, “fear, he’s just another fear” really jammed itself into my mind. This played withy brain a bit, wondering just how many people are actual fears… ***SPOILER*** Are Adam and mother just someone’s fear??
The Fearing is one hell of a series. It really digs deep within you. Making you question everything. I love it.
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.
Fire and Rain, John F. D. Taff’s The Fearing series starts as it means to go on. It’s terrifying from the outset, it strums at our fear chords with no remorse or reason.
The frightening part of this book is that it is all our own fears. Earthquakes, snakes, even butterflies play a part. The most horrifying though is a man. Just a man, one who turns our fears against us. Forces us to act out the thing that we hide from most. He does it with a deep joy, a hatred that runs deeper than the core of our planet.
The Fearing: Fire and Rain is an apocalyptic masterpiece. It’s the terrifying gift that just keeps giving. What’s best, there are three more of these to come. I both excited and scared at what is to come.