Sunday 24 March 2019

Review: Brighter Than the Sun - Darynda Jones

Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper extraordinaire, has taken centre stage for too long. It's time for Reyes's side of the story . . . 

Discover how Reyes met Charley; from Reyes' point of view: a Charley Davidson novella

All his life, Reyes Alexander Farrow has suffered the torments of the damned. Only one thing has given him hope: the woman who radiates a light that no mortals can see; a light that only the departed can see...

Told from his point of view, this novella chronicles the first time Reyes ever encountered Charley, and how their relationship has been the one thing that can either save him or doom him.

Charley Davidson Series:
First Grave on the Right
For I Have Sinned (Novella)
Second Grave on the Left
Third Grave Dead Ahead
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
Fifth Grave Past the Light
Shimmer (Free Short Story)
Glow (Free Short Story)
Sixth Grave on the Edge
Seventh Grave and No Body
Eighth Grave After Dark
Brighter Than the Sun (Novella)
The Dirt on the Ninth Grave
The Curse of Tenth Grave
A Very Charley Christmas (Free Short Story)
Eleventh Grave in Moonlight
The Trouble with Twelfth Grave
Summoned to Thirteenth Grave
The Graveyard Shift (Novella)

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Brighter Than the Sun is a novella told completely from Reyes' point of view and I loved every minute of it. Here we get to see glimpses of important moments in Reyes' life from when he first saw Charley as a baby right up until events during the first few books in the series.

This isn't as light and fluffy as the rest of the series, we already knew that Reyes had a horrific upbringing at the hands of Earl Walker and this novella doesn't shy away from showing just how awful that was so there is a lot of darkness here. There are also some sweet moments too though, the loving bond he shares with his sister Kim, the incredible friendship he has with Amador and of course the light that Charley brings into his life.

I don't want to say much more but if you're a Reyes fan you're going to love this novella. It was great to get inside his head and learn a little more about why he acts the way he does. This was a great addition to the series and left me looking forward to reading more.

Source: Purchased

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