Darkin: A Journey East (The Darkin Saga) [NOOK Book]

Overview

The greatest dark wizard, long thought dead, has risen anew; in his wake marches the vast army of the Feral Brood. None could have foreseen the total evil set to descend upon Darkin.

A long age of peace has left the land devoid of heroes. Slavery has taken hold of the world’s commerce. All hope rests in ...
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Darkin: A Journey East (The Darkin Saga)

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Overview

The greatest dark wizard, long thought dead, has risen anew; in his wake marches the vast army of the Feral Brood. None could have foreseen the total evil set to descend upon Darkin.

A long age of peace has left the land devoid of heroes. Slavery has taken hold of the world’s commerce. All hope rests in the rebellious spirit of one slave.

Alien bloodlust besieges Adacon late one night—an impulse drives him to murder his guards and set out to find and kill his oppressers. Escaping into wilds unknown, he realizes the great peril awaiting him.

A strange hermit appears from under a sand dune, claiming to know “magic.” He believes that if they work together, they can build a band of warriors powerful enough to change the fate of the world. Can they find any still harboring valor and chivalry in their hearts?—or will their quest be for nought, ending in the ruin of the world?
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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Robert Fantina
It is not often that I find a book that has a compelling story, and is beautifully written. `Darkin: A Journey East' is such a book. From the very start, I was intrigued by the characters, all of whom have distinct and realistic personalities, regardless of whether they were human, gnome, troll or dragon. The story is one I quickly became immersed in, cheering on the main characters, worrying about them as they faced grave danger, and rejoicing as they overcame mortal challenges.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016533315
  • Publisher: Joseph Turkot
  • Publication date: 6/9/2013
  • Series: Darkin Saga , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 778,426
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Joseph Turkot grew up and lives in New Jersey. He began writing and drawing at a young age. In school, Joseph was zoned out, daydreaming that he was A) Luke Skywalker, B) A hobbit, or C) Goku/Bruce Lee, depending upon what day it was. Today, he has crafted his own world, filled it with characters, painted their story, and started a new age in epic fantasy fiction.

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Darkin's Official Website:
novelfantasy.com

Like Darkin on Facebook:
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Cant wait

    Great start to what promises to be a fulfilling epic story! Cant wait for the next book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Good story line, poor writing...

    The story line is a great premise, unfortunately the characterization falls flat on its face. The dialogue is stilted, childish and implausible,especially the dwarf... this would be an excellent book if the "emotional content" actually worked.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    I just finished Part I. I received it from LibraryThing.  I must

    I just finished Part I. I received it from LibraryThing.  I must say I had a hard time at first getting used to
    the way the characters spoke, a little like Yoda :) . But once I began, I was hooked! It is a well-written
    fantasy that has me wanting more. The plot and characters are well developed. I am ready for Part II!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Great Book!! I started reading this book and was happy to find t

    Great Book!!
    I started reading this book and was happy to find that it had all the excitement that I was hoping for.
     It has the fantasy world but with a twist. Magic has a different name in Darkin, at first I thought they were talking about something
    else just to find it was just a new name for magic. It kept me reading and my imagination going. This is a great book for those
    who love the world of magic, elves, gnomes and the like. It is a must read, and I cannot wait till the next book.

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  • Posted June 12, 2013

    There are several ways to create the sense of wonder that draws

    There are several ways to create the sense of wonder that draws readers into a fantasy story. You can add a little of the fantastic to an ordinary story, or you can add a little normal to a fantastic one. Darkin: A Journey East by Joseph Turkot takes the latter path, as the reader enters the world of Darkin through the eyes of a young escaped slave named Adacon, who, having grown up a prisoner, has as little experience in this strange world as the reader. In this way the reader can easily relate to the main character, since everything he sees and experiences is new and wonderful to him as well. Adacon is just as surprised by all the golems, gnomes, dwarves and elves in the world as the reader would be if he stumbled into the strange world of Darkin. 
    The story never gets dull as Adacon and his new found friends begin a quest to overthrow their oppressors. They soon learn, however, that their world has bigger problems than they first believed.
    I wish there was more detail about the treatment and conditions of the slaves in the beginning of the book - it might have cleared up a few slightly puzzling details. But the book is more about the story and the characters (and their quirks) than about the day to day lives of Grelion's slaves.
    The author's take on magic (vapoury) was pretty interesting, and I am hoping that the sequel will explain a bit more about it.
    The book ends with a rather masterful use of a cliffhanger; I will definitely have to pick up the sequel and see what happens next. If you are looking for an interesting fantasy novel, check out Darkin; the author intends to keep book one free, so there is really nothing to lose.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    It is not often that I find a book that has a compelling story,

    It is not often that I find a book that has a compelling story, and is beautifully written. `Darkin: A Journey East' is such a book. From the very start, I was intrigued by the characters, all of whom have distinct and realistic personalities, regardless of whether they were human, gnome, troll or dragon. The story is one I quickly became immersed in, cheering on the main characters, worrying about them as they faced grave danger, and rejoicing as they overcame mortal challenges. The book does not lack suspense; there is enough in it to please the most discerning reader.
    The descriptions of the scenes are so vivid that the reader can easily picture them, whether incredibly beautiful, or terrifyingly frightening.
    I highly recommend this book to anyone, whether or not they are generally a fan of fantasy. It is a thoroughly enjoyable book (

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Great find!

    With all of the free books available out there, I'm so glad I found this. This was a surprisingly original, refreshing & engaging story, well-written & thoroughly enjoyable. Aside from the occasional missing word, I can find no fault with it.

    Not only will I gladly spend my money to read a sequel, & more by this author (& I do not part freely with my money!), but I also will recommend this book to others. Thanks to the author for this gem!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Good

    Really good! Great read tonpass the time

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  • Posted December 29, 2012

    Great fantasy story. Well-written. Looking forward to the next b

    Great fantasy story. Well-written. Looking forward to the next book.

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