Nightworld - Adversary Cycle, Bk 6 Author:F. Paul Wilson This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a scream in the dark. It begins at dawn, when the sun rises late. Then the holes appear. The first forms in Central Park, in sight of an apartment where Repairman Jack and a man as old as time watch with growing dread. Gaping holes, bottomless and empty -- until sundown, when the first un... more »earthly, hungry creatures appear.
Nightworld brings the Adversary Cycle and Repairman Jack saga to an apocalyptic finale as Jack and Glaeken search the Secret History to gather a ragtag army for a last stand against the Otherness and a hideously transformed Rasalom.« less
As I expected, this revised update kept pretty much all of the FPW's original events, but added more cut aways to events happening elsewhere that enlarged or enhanced certain events. One example of the first is we get to see what Abe and Gia ran into as they tried to get to Abe's safe house. It's one of those really suspenseful "noises in the dark" settings that make you appreciate a good shovel and flashlight! The action in Hawaii is an example of both. You get more around the scenes and views from the other participants that we now know better.
The first version pretty much fulfills the need to see how it all ends. The second version gives that AND more, as we see the events from more secondary characters (including the Kickers). It is a richer and deeper experience because we know so many faces from the RJ series instead of just the Adversary Cycle books. The added scenes don't take anything away from the tension or flow because they give us a wider views of things that were just mentioned in the original.
But I will hold to my earlier review: if you're still reading after Chapter 3, then make sure you have the next few hours free and hope you don't get a storm blowing by your house duiring that time!
PS. The only reason I did not give a 5-star is just on principle.