Kevin Reeves enrolls in a night course and meets the sexy Dominic Pierce, an independent, blind emo.
- Light In Endless Darkness by Huston Piner
Light In Endless Darkness by Huston Piner
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About the Author
Huston Piner grew up on the US Mid-Atlantic coast. His first book My Life as a Myth is a 2013 Rainbow Awards finalist and was nominated for the 2014 Stonewall Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Conjoined at the Soul was published on February 18, 2015. His first New Adult novel Light in Endless Darkness was published on May 13th.
May 13, 2015
Some sexual content
(Updated: May 11, 2015)
Most people who start Light in Endless Darkness will have been intrigued by the synopsis, which implies that behind Dominic’s dark and brooding exterior, lurks a enigmatic and paranormal identity. However, Huston Piner chooses to initially establish the romance between Kevin and Dominic, who are both clearly outsiders.
Kevin is our narrator; a janitor by day, a student at Chadham Community College by night and a generally melancholic soul. This is until he meets and becomes infatuated with Dominic. Huston Piner develops the story in such a way that our focus is how the two young men improve each other’s lives, not on the more unusual facts like Dominic’s nightly disappearances and the hidden room in their apartment.
My main issue with the story is that whilst I liked the premise and was interested in how the events unfolded, I remained detached from the protagonists. Dominic is depicted as the ‘saviour’, but Kevin continues to be defined by his victim status. In his relationship with Dominic this is even taken one step further when he becomes the ‘Sub’, but in fact I would liked to have seen him gain some control.
The vague balance Huston Piner achieves between the paranormal and ‘real’ means that Light in Endless Darkness will appeal to a wider range of readers and though this is not a book I would suggest you rush to buy, it is worth a read at some point.
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