David Hebblethwaite reviews Mother of Darkness by Venetia Welby

‘Mother of Darkness is one intense piece of fiction, as Matty’s dreams evolve into the belief that he is the chosen vessel of a new god, Feracor. There are several strands of writing in the novel, including the psychotherapist’s reports; the life writing that she has suggested Matty attempt; and the ‘speeches’ of Feracor. Piece them all together, and the truth emerges eventually. The narrative pull of Welby’s novel in getting to that point is quite something.’

David Hebblethwaite reviews Mother of Darkness by Venetia Welby. You can read the full review here and get your copy of the book here today.