The Taker - Alma Katsu I really liked this book. It was a very dark tale but it was well written. The last seven chapters had me absolutely spellbound. I did not want to put it down until it was finished.

Character development was fabulous. Adair was the perfect character to hate. He was the perfect evil overlord and truely diabolical. His minions were less evil, but evil none-the-less. Lanny, Jonathan, and Uzra level the field a bit. Luke did not play a huge part in this first book but I look for him to play a bigger role in the subsequent books.

Alma truely has a remarkable imagination. This was a great work of fiction and I cannot wait to read The Reckoning as Lanny's journey of redemption continues. I am not convinced that we have
heard the last of Adair.