Thursday, December 13, 2007

REVIEW: 'Chion' by Darryl Sloan

Title: Chion
Author: Darryl Sloan
Price: Free E-book or Paperback $ 7.99
Genre: Horror
Publisher: Midnight Pictures
Point of Sale: Midnight Pictures

Don't go outside.

I read a lot of mediocre books, but this wasn't one of them. Seamless, engaging and appealing. Jamie is immediately a sympathetic character as school boy struggling with some personal matters and not looking like an idiot in front of a girl he like. Then a mysterious substance falls from the sky and things quickly go from bad to worse.

The situation spirals out of control and rescue starts to look unlikely. A couple of kids have to try and keep themselves alive when the authorities and adults around them clearly aren't going to. Jamie and Tara are plucky but believable as, sadly, is the way the disaster unfolds.

CHION is effortless to read and the story unfolds strong until an ending that is perhaps to pat in some ways but still manages something of a clever twist.


Reviewed by Emily Veinglory: Emily Veinglory is a writer of m/m erotic romance and fantasy with a dark or paranormal twist. Her fantasy novel King of Dragons, King of Men is now available on

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