Monday, May 12, 2014

Destruction by Sharon Bayliss



David Vandergraff wants to be a good man. He goes to church every Sunday, keeps his lawn trim and green, and loves his wife and kids more than anything. Unfortunately, being a dark wizard isn't a choice.
Eleven years ago, David's secret second family went missing. When his two lost children are finally found, he learns they suffered years of unthinkable abuse. Ready to make things right, David brings the kids home even though it could mean losing the wife he can’t imagine living without.

Keeping his life together becomes harder when the new children claim to be dark wizards. David believes they use this fantasy to cope with their trauma. Until, David's wife admits a secret of her own—she is a dark wizard too, as is David, and all of their children.

Now, David must parent two hurting children from a dark world he doesn’t understand and keep his family from falling apart. All while dealing with the realization that everyone he loves, including himself, may be evil.


I don’t know where Sharon Bayliss came from, but her talent for telling a new tale with a fresh twisted on magic, paranormal and fantasy is amazing. Destruction isn’t like anything I have read before with characters that feel real and a story that moves at a pace that keeps you guessing but doesn’t feel rushed. I love that is dark, but has a little light like how much David the main man in the story loves this family even if he has made bad choices. I loved this book and enjoyed the characters, but there are a lot of them, at times making it a little confusing and hard to keep up with who was who. A character map or family tree would help at to keep up with who’s who and who is related to whom. If you’re looking for something new and fresh with great story building this is the book for you. 4 out of 5 stars.

About the Author:  
Sharon Bayliss is the author of The December People Series and The Charge. When she’s not writing, she enjoys living happily-ever-after with her husband and two young sons. She can be found eating Tex-Mex on patios, wearing flip-flops, and playing in the mud (which she calls gardening). She only practices magic in emergencies.