Night Eternal is something of a special read. First and foremost, this is a book of poetry–something to be savored and drawn out, the type of book you read by candle light with a glass of red wine and some dark chocolate. There is a very rich, gothic feel to this story, sort of decadent and savage all at the same time. The structure lends itself to a reader’s interpretation. This is not a complete picture and I love where the imagery in these poems take my mind–it is a more immersive reading experience. The world is secondary here ;it is all about emotion and the internal. You really get the sense of being from the two characters.
Night Eternal is a unique spin on a genre story we all have read. I appreciate that Drake and Arielle are monsters. I love that they wallow in it and do not give into the moralizing we sometimes see in conflicted “monster” characters. Neither is looking for absolution. Rather, they are looking for the very human desires of connection, belonging, and love. This is not your typical romance–it is something darker, something sensuous and more primal and quite beautiful to read.
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 20, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1493739530
- ISBN-13: 978-1493739530