Review: The Path to Dusk by Miri Castor

If you’ve read the rest of the Opal Charm series, you might think you know everything there is to know about Jermaine and his adventures in Athre. Well, think again and read The Path to Dusk.

The Path to Dusk CoverJermaine Charm has everything he could ever want: supportive parents, two loving sisters, and a vibrant home in the suburbs of Dewdrop. When the dazzling new girl arrives at his school, she comes to him with a request—to join a band of rebels and save an alternate world from the infamous tyrant Samael, who seeks to take everything from them. Given the chance to be a hero, Jermaine leaps into this new role as the protector of the alternate world of Athre.

But Jermaine learns the shadows Samael casts is ever-reaching. Not only do they threaten him and his new friends, but the bonds between his family and the safety of his world. And the sole power that can defeat Samael slumbers inside Jermaine as Twilight, a power that shines as bright as the sun. Jermaine must harness his power and protect his world and Athre from the looming darkness. (Goodreads) Goodreads

I received an eARC of The Path to Dusk from the author in exchange for an honest review.  I am also in a writing group with the author.

Jermaine was a very different narrator than Opal, but an equally great one. In this novel, we get to see the earlier lives of our favorite Athreans and how Jermaine got embroiled in this fight. I particularly loved the way we got to see Jermaine and Evron’s relationship blossom, something I hope we get to see more of in future books. We also got to learn a whole lot more about our enemy, Samael, and what in his past led him to the present dictatorship. How great is it that we get family of Black superheroes getting to save their own world and another one?

I won’t share a lot of details because they would be spoilers for the first two books in this series, but I think it’s a great read for fans of the series. If you want to read my thoughts on those, you can check out the reviews for The Path to Dawn and Hope In Nautical Dusk on my personal blog. You can also check out a character interview with Opal to see what you think of Castor’s voice.

I highly recommend you pick up a copy on Amazon for yourself. You won’t regret it.



Title: The Path to Dusk

Series: Opal Charm #0 (Prequel)

Author: Miri Castor

Publisher: Self

Length: 250 Pages

Release Date: September 3, 2019

Rating: Highly Recommended

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy



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