Taker of Light, Eileen Cruz Coleman’s young adult debut, is a post-apocalyptic speculative fiction story inspired by the Brothers Grimm’s lesser-known fairytale, Godfather Death, in which Death raises a child who then betrays him.
When a deep darkness descends on Earth, sixteen-year-old Raylie must protect herself from the source of the darkness and from the aliens who are seeking to colonize Earth when their planet is destroyed.
Taker of Light is a novelette, approximately 14,500 words.
From the reviewer:
Okay, I may be a bit old to be reading a YA, but I did enjoy this. The zombie trees, the hunger, the desolation. The author paints a very grim picture of this post-apocalypse Earth, or is it Earth? Eileen keeps you guessing all the way through the end. – “Whomever”
Eileen Cruz Coleman was born in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in European History. Her short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals both online and in print. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two children.
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