Review: Book: The Blackened Yonder- J. Gibson

Title: The Blackened Yonder

Series: Planar Lost #1

Author’s Name: J. Gibson

Publisher: The Lost Press

Genre: Dark Fantasy

Page Count: 340 Pages

ISBN:  978-1736367728

Author or Book Website: J. Gibson – Planar Lost (

Link to Amazon purchase page: The Blackened Yonder: Planar Lost: Book One (Planar Lost [Special Edition]): Gibson, J.: Books

Link to Goodreads: The Blackened Yonder (Planar Lost #1) by J. Gibson | Goodreads

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

“That day, he dreamt of blood. An ichor which threatened to swallow the world.”

As the government strangles magic across the Empire, the dead rise, ravenous and wild. At the center of this simmering conflict are two: one a priest, one a terrorist.

Haunting visions and horrifying forces torment Father Latimer and challenge his convictions after a dark power sweeps through his village, leaving hovels and streets empty, save the undead.

Meanwhile, Athenne joins a radical faction led by a powerful renegade wielding illegal magic, aimed at toppling the mightiest institution in the world, the Church.

Embark on a journey in the land of the Lost.

As fates converge, who will prevail?

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. The first thing that pulled me in is the worldbuilding and the description of the world and it is people. The magic systems, the people, and the world. It had me from the first page. I enjoyed that it was told from two points of view. It got even more intense when those two points intersected. It was two sides facing off: Athenne and the Church. There is undead, illegal magic, and strong points of view. It gives me high hopes for the rest of the series.

My Rating of the Book: 5 Stars

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