Review: The Dark Knight by Nick Cole
Have you ever tried to judge a book by its cover? I think we all have. Take a look at the cover for The Dark Knight. Go on, I’ll wait.
Now, what do you think this book is about? What will happen in this book?
The Dark Knight is a thrilling sequel. A romp through Apocalypse Weird Los Angeles. The characters and zombies found in The Red King are back, and easter eggs, and new clues to some unanswered questions are gratifyingly present. The strength of this book is Cole’s amazing characterization of Cory. I don’t want to say anything about Cory, I only want to implore you to buy this book and read it and find out and be amazed for yourself.
I knew already that Nick Cole could spin a great story. But this book? The Dark Knight has elevated Cole as one of my all time favorite authors.
There are five AW books being released today, I’ve read four of them including this one. Reversal, The Serenity Strain, and Texacolypse Now are great books. I read them and felt satisfied that the AW universe was a place for great stories. The Dark Knight was satisfying, but it left me realizing that the AW universe isn’t just a place for great stories – the entire thing, all the books, all the authors are putting together one magnificent tale that I can’t wait to read.
Disclosure: I was given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. It is so good. I’m not sure that I honestly was able to express how much I enjoyed this book.