Themes in "The Darkness Rising"
One of the things I love about fantasy as a genre is that it offers the opportunity to embed lots of themes. The overall plot can be as seemingly simple as a good mage fighting a bad mage, but within that there's the opportunity for the writer to subtly insert commentary on half a dozen issues, offering ideas that are woven almost seamlessly into the narrative. In "Conspiracy of the Dark," the themes I focused on were identity, war, bias, morality, and grief/loss. Here are th