Darkest Light: Half World Series by Hiromi GotoDarkest Light: Half World Series by Hiromi Goto

Darkest Light: Half World Series

byHiromi Goto

Hardcover | January 24, 2012

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The breathtaking follow-up to the award-winning Half World

Adopted as an infant, Gee has been kept ignorant of his troubled past. Now, at sixteen, he is a loner both despised and feared by his classmates. Dark feelings slowly grow inside him, but as he struggles to control them, his past catches up with him. Abandoning his adoptive grandmother and the place he has called home, Gee is compelled to travel to Half World, one of the Three Realms all living things must pass through. Fractured at one time, the Realms of the Flesh, Spirit and Half World have been reunited, but they are at risk: their fate rests on Gee's own journey of self-discovery. With two unlikely companions, a heartless cat and a self-destructive Neo Goth girl, Gee must fight the monstrous and the horrific—and, most difficult of all, he must overcome his own propensity for evil.

Gripping and mesmerizing, Darkest Light is a compelling journey through despair in a desperate search for redemption.

HIROMI GOTO was born in Chiba-ken, Japan, and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1969. Her first novel, Chorus of Mushrooms, examined the immigration experience and was the 1995 regional winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book and co-winner of the Canada-Japan Book Award. She is also the author of a children’...
Title:Darkest Light: Half World SeriesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.25 inShipping dimensions:9.25 × 6.25 × 1.25 inPublished:January 24, 2012Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0670065277

ISBN - 13:9780670065271


Rated 5 out of 5 by from The sequel goes deep The sequel to Half World, this book is a little more intense and gets darker and deeper. Again, Goto's writing pulls you in and her descriptions and imagination transport you to another world. If you like YA fiction, you'll love these books.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I felt like I was transported in a dark place with no hope, no love and no life. The book was provided by the publisher razOrbill Canada for an honest review with no compensation provided. Gee is all grown up now and he has felt different than anyone. His sister is gone and his grandma who is always there for him is feeble and starts to get sick she says something mysterious about Half World. His parents are there. Together with a new friend he finds along the way, they land in Half World where everything is well dead. This is definitely a different theme from Half World. Gee struggles to be good when so many osbstacles get in his way. Hiromi Goto’s world building is clearly epic. I felt like I was transported in a dark place with no hope, no love and no life. Darkest Light was definitely more creepy. For example anyone read about homicidal cannibal children? The struggles these souls had in life was so horrible and I can understand why they’re still stuck in Half World and can’t move into the Spirit world. I wonder if there’s any interest in a movie? I’d love to see it on the big screen! Rating 4/5 Quotes “Emptiness was good. Emptiness meant there was nothing inside that would break and shatter.”—Gee (75)
Date published: 2012-03-08

Editorial Reviews

“Rich, meditative, and a bittersweet pleasure from beginning to end” - Canadian Children’s Book Centre

“Darkest Light is very smart, right up to its genuinely surprising final scene.” - Quill & Quire (starred review)