Dark & Day [NOOK Book]

Overview

Enter a cold war of MACHINES versus MAGIC!

Jonothon Wyer trembled beneath his desk as the sirens blared their dreaded warning: Magic is coming!

His entire life, he had been told to fear the wizards from across the Dawn, but never did his small town expect to be the epicenter of the next world war of machines against magic! Sickly and friendless, Jono’s only hope was to ...
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Dark & Day

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Overview

Enter a cold war of MACHINES versus MAGIC!

Jonothon Wyer trembled beneath his desk as the sirens blared their dreaded warning: Magic is coming!

His entire life, he had been told to fear the wizards from across the Dawn, but never did his small town expect to be the epicenter of the next world war of machines against magic! Sickly and friendless, Jono’s only hope was to enlist into the mechanized army of the Dark End. He was promised that machines will make him strong enough to be the hero he read about in books. Jono never questioned his fate until his discovery of an ancient relic revealed that a wizard was living with them all along! What is a true hero to do, when good and evil depended on which side of the border you were born?

Caught between the politics, prophesy and prejudice of a fantastical world drowning in fear, Jono must dare to question everything he was raised to believe in order to prevent the key to controlling the sun itself from falling into the wrong hands. As living shadows of the Dark Empress hunt to gain the key’s terrible power and the Sage of Ages rallies spell-casting knights to prepare for war, Jono must race for answers across a planet mired in a rusting history, from the shimmering towers of Caer Midus to the dank caverns of the Windom Academy.

With the help of a chipper mechgineer and a chemix caster, Jono must use all his wit and courage to reveal the horrible truth that lurks behind the mask of blind faith before the stories both sides tell themselves lead to their own destruction.

Day & Day is an epic adventure for all ages!

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Editorial Reviews

Portland Book Review
An appealing and enthralling flight of the author's imagination! ... Grey's writing is fresh and will catch readers' attention. This mix of fantasy and sci-fi is may be inspired by video games and gives that feeling when you read it. The graphic illustrations add a lot to the story and are just wonderful. Jono and the other characters are likable and the plot is original. ... [An] enjoyable and engaging read. Like the heroes found in The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, Jono has his own charm
Friday Indie Review
I've compared this book to Final Fantasy and Dr. Strangelove. For those who know me, you're starting to realize that I actually enjoyed the heck out of this book. It was really a fun read. The book is really about propaganda, religion, and the depths to which humanity can sink if it places faith over humanity. Jono is a great character. ... His beliefs are challenged, and his intelligence starts to put together a comprehensive picture of the world. That, in turn, sends him off on this journey
Kirkus Review
An imaginative feast for younger readers. Grey's message is laudable.
San Francisco Book Review
A well-crafted novel, its universe holding together without the inconsistencies sometimes apparent in the fantasy genre. There are excellent fight scenes and illusion. There are also themes of the Cold War in the depiction of two cultures divided, armed against each other, almost too paralyzed with fear to act.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013849655
  • Publisher: Israel Grey
  • Publication date: 8/3/2014
  • Series: Dark & Day , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 445
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Israel Grey is the author of the Dark & Day series.
www.israelgrey.com
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  • Posted November 16, 2011

    Nostalgic for something new

    I can remember as a youth, nestled under heavy blankets on a cold winters night just delving into my favorite books. As a young man with no lacking for vivid imagination I often would craft my own costumes of my favorite characters from the stories. Brandishing my cardboard tube that you get out of the center of wrapping paper for a sword and wearing an old blanket I would play with my brothers in the backyard. Each of us would argue over who got to be the good guys and bad guys and usually as the oldest I got to be the hero more than once. :) This story reminds me of being young in the days of high adventure and endless imagination that behold a sort of magic one looks back on fondly with the warm summer glow of happy days gone by.

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

    Great adventure in an Amzaing world! Great read for all ages!

    Intro]
    Somewhere there's a world full of magic and highly advanced technology. The sun has died long ago, and the world is divided in a dark half and a day half. The people of the day live to serve the seven seraphims, their gods, and the people of the dark live to serve their empress. However, due to some events in the past, Dark and Day are on the brink of war.

    [Beginning[
    Somewhere in the twilight of the dark, there's a little boy named Jonothon Wyer. However, Jono is not a normal boy. He goes to school like all the other kids, but he has a dysfunctional heart and weak lungs. Therefor he always has to carry around a heart regulator on wheels and wear a breathing mask so all the dust and smog won't choke him.

    However, there's a special program set up by the empress of the dark, that will fix any problems a child may have. But the price for this is a lifetime of servitude in the army of the dark. If Jono is not helped he will probably die, so he agrees to serve in the army, in exchange for medical help and an education on Windom Academy.

    Then the whole story takes a dramatic turn when on his birthday Jono finds an ancient relic, which is supposed to be able to destroy Day ór Dark. This is also when Jono learns the bloodstained truth about the empress. He and the tumnkin Alexsayter Aquinas start a grueling journey to the land of Day, hunted by the minions of the empress.

    Or at least, so it seems...

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    If you're into fantasy, liked the Narnia and/or Harry Potter books, or just like reading, check this out.
    It's an awesome story set in a unique universe!

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