Review of FRENZY,
A Daniel Jones Story
Written by Mark King
Reviewed by Author Roy Murry
“God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” And he did this in the beginning.
In Mark King’s novel, we find a young man, Daniel, and a young woman, Gwendolyn with her elderly friend Mary, living in a state of wildly uncontrollable activity in the beginning of a new world order ruled by a god of another kind. This came about because Daniel is a wanted man by controlling despotic creatures, who govern the world with overpowering weaponry and Utopian lies – at forty years old you will be given your rewards for following our rules.
Living in a peaceful agrarian society, Daniel uncovers a secret about the Lords of the world and breaks one of their commandments. Punishment is death.
Running from those rulers, he meets the women dual who change his beliefs of what the world is, was, or should be. The adventure begins and where it ends depends on their endeavors.
A fast pace read, FRENZY, is a different kind of dystopian novel, in that the human element is fully accentuated. Humans are treated as spirits. Example: The ruler’s hunters capture and are ready to kill Daniel’s group. He and Gwendolyn overcome them; and Mary convinces them to let the hunters live because they are human, albeit misguided.
This novel is an excellent beginning of a man’s journey to freedom. The reader has an ending that entices him into Daniel’s future adventures.
Lastly, Mr. King’s imaginative immaculate prose was a pleasure to read.