The Darkness That Comes Before – R. Scott Bakker
I felt such kinship with the protagonist’s struggle to defeat evil, even though his own soul was lost.
Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell
A warning of the horror of absolute power. Despite which, love blooms in all its frailty.
V for Vendetta – Alan Moore
I was spellbound by the mystery, tragedy and painful beauty of this story.
The Vampire Lestat – Anne Rice
Anne Rice’s vision of immortals confronting the savage garden of existence, thrilled my heart!
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Emily Bronte’s epic on the elemental force of love, its rapturous peaks and dark valleys, speaks to my soul.
Alexander Wallis is the author of The Way Knight: A Tale of Revenge and Revolution.