Reviews of the Dark Tower

These are links to some reviews/blog entries for the Dark Tower:

James Likoudis review, “A second Thriller for Youngsters” in the Wanderer, July 2017: “A previous article (The Wanderer, December 21, 2016) attracted attention to Donal Foley’s series of adventure stories The Glaston Chronicles. The first of the fictional series termed The Secret of Glaston Tor has now been succeeded by its sequel The Dark Tower, which again features an American boy Matt Bergin and his English cousins, Luke and Annie Martin. Annie is always accompanied by her faithful dog, Toby. Once again, we have a story of the never-ending spiritual battle between good and evil, featuring a fascinating plot, enthralling characters, suspense, excitement, and the ever-present danger of the occult.”

Francis Phillips review in the Catholic Herald, Summer 2017: “This is the second book of the Glaston Chronicles series, in which a group of young people – Matt Bergin and his cousins, Luke and Annie – join together to fight evil forces out to destroy them and the Christian faith that inspires them. Foley, whose first book involves time travel in France during World War II, situates this exciting sequel in Switzerland in the 21st century, where the “Dark Tower” is owned by an aged, corrupt and very rich entrepreneur. The novel, which depicts the dangers of the occult, is especially recommended to young teenagers.”

Hannah Young review in Mass of Ages magazine, Summer 2017: “The Dark Tower, the second of Donal Foley’s The Glaston Chronicles, is a work of fantasy following in the footsteps of authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis; as well as subtly alluding to the old legends of King Arthur, who, after fighting to protect Albion from evils both human and supernatural, will, like the archetypal Christ-figure, return from his resting place at Avalon – for Avalon read Glastonbury – when Albion’s need is greatest.”

Mary Ann Kreitzer of Les Femmes – The Truth blog, reviews The Dark Tower: “Foley’s second episode of the Glaston Chronicles, The Dark Tower, continues the adventures of English teens Luke and Annie Martin and their American cousin Matt Bergin. …Foley offers an exciting adventure with many perils, including a frightening final scene that illustrates the importance of the four last things: death, judgment, heaven, or hell. Young adults will likely find the book riveting.”