Servants of the Twilight is an action packed story that deals with a fanatical religious cult called the Servants of the Twilight. They are led by a woman named Mother Grace, who claims that she has visions from God. Joey Scavello is the perfect six year old kid, and he is being raised alone by his mother Christine. Mother Grace's newest vision is that Joey is the Antichrist. Mother Grace convinces the Servants of the Twilight that he must be killed. To protect themselves, Joey and Christine hire the resourceful and highly successful private investigator Charlie Harrison. Charlie is determined to find out more about the cult and keep Joey and Christine safe. The only problem is that no matter where they go, the Servants are waiting...
I rarely read a book in one sitting. However, I had no problem with doing it for this book. The book captivates you from page one and never lets up. The suspense and horror this book brings is unreal. This book really brings a lot of paranoia and conspiracy into the story, because anyone could be part of the Servants, and they could literally be anywhere waiting to strike. The mystery of the story revolves around whether or not Joey is the Antichrist. Koontz keeps it successfully hidden and drives the reader crazy with constant twists, turns, and close calls!
Koontz brings his excellent character development once again. Every major character in the book has something to offer. Joey is a great. Depsite the fact he is only 6 years old, he is portrayed as acting much older. His grown-up attitude and outlook on life are very sweet and endearing. However, his behavior is so strange sometimes, that you begin to wonder if Mother Grace is right. Christine is outstanding. The love that she shows for Joey and the determination she has to keep Joey safe is amazing. Charlie is a great character. As a detective he is fast thinking and resourceful. Koontz also brings a nice romance element to the story between Christine and Charlie as well. My favorite character of the book is Mother Grace. At first she seems crazy, but as the book goes on, you start to wonder if she is telling the truth with her accurate and scary visions from God. However, I can only give this book a 4 star rating because of the very dissapointing ending. It leaves the story open for unanswered questions and the reader's interpretation.
Servants of the Twilight is filled with good intentions because of the characters, overall action, and the mystery of what Joey really is. However, the book lacks the follow through when it comes to the end. But overall, Servants of the Twilight is definately worth reading.