The Journal of James Halldon is another of those books I picked up for free and read on holiday. The main character is dumped into a world of darkness with no idea how he got there. So, as the reader, are you. As the hero explores his surroundings so do you. At first it’s by touch, then he manages to create light. He finds himself within a giant junkyard, yet in a place that is clearly… well, somewhere else. This book was an amazing read and a big part is exploring the world with the hero so I don’t want to give too much away.
The writing is very good, with vivid descriptions that really transport you. It comes with a number of scary enemies, in particular one named Cutterjack (I’ll let you read and find out more). The book builds to a very satisfying end which still leaves the door open for the next book in the series. It’s so good that I went out and bought the omnibus of books 1 to 3 immediately (it was cheaper than buying 2 and 3 separately). Highly recommended.