Book Review| Dark Revenant by Garek Rohan + Interview11:24 AM
For today's post I will be giving my review for the book Dark Revenant by Garek Rohan and I also got a chance to interview him. Before we get into the interview I will go ahead and tell you guys my thoughts on this book!
SummaryDark Revenant follows 5 teenagers who are apart of the same adoptive family and are all blind. They all have been through traumatic things (hence going blind) that will and have made them stronger. Their father wants to perform a surgery to restore their sight ,but there is a price for their new vision. This takes the five on a crazy journey against things they never knew about and opens up a world of things they never expected.
I over all enjoyed this book and I think its a really good book. This book is a bit different than what I normally read ,so I was surprised that I enjoyed this as much as I did. I did love that this book was quite fast paced. I didn't find myself being extremely bored on some parts. I also wanted to mention that the synopsis is a bit misleading ( well to me at least). The synopsis made me assume that Cayden was the main character or the P.O.V. ,but we get the to see the p.o.v. from all five of them(which I did enjoy). I would recommend this for someone who like action , fast paced books and even a bit of Sci-Fi.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
One of the most surprising things I learned in creating my books is that a character can really take on a life of their own, in that if you write something that they say or do that goes against their overall character profile, they seem to let you know. And they often take off, developmentally, in directions one would not expect.
How did you come up with this story idea? Did it come to you from a dream?
The story came to me about nine years ago when I was thinking about what we might see if we had a pair of glasses that would take our visual abilities beyond our dimension. What would the creatures and beings look like? What would the world look like? What would be the best way to involve compelling characters into all that, and what would they do?
Do you have a writing ritual? Do you have to be in a certain area? wear a certain pair of pants..etc
I work at my desk mostly, in subdued lightning and Ambient Radio from Pandora One in the background. That's mainly for writing new chapters or editing. If I'm preparing to write an action or battle scene, I'll put on epic music from YouTube or listen to movie soundtracks from different action movies. Then, my imagination kicks in, and off we go.
Did you always dream of being a author?
Yes! I've written things since I learned to write. But I do have major learning disabilities, moderated dyslexia, and a pretty good dose of ADHD. Dealing with all that can be frustrating and can even get so bad that I can't even write sometimes. It made me feel bad about myself for a long time, but I found ways to overcome or deal with each thing and I muddle through it all somehow.
What does your family think about you being an author?
They mostly leave me alone so I can write. Getting family to read your stuff is different than someone you don't know. I guess they take it for granted that you are there and maybe don't believe in you as much as they should. It's hard to say. I think a lot of writers experience that. Well, at least the dozen or so that I am friends with.
Disclaimer: Mr. Rohan was kind enough to gift me a copy of his book in an exchange for an honest review.