Out Of Darkness [NOOK Book]

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It has been sixty years since society as we know it was destroyed. People are forced to band together in isolated villages to hide from the predatory greyskins—the once humans that will eat anything that moves. But sometimes, hiding isn’t enough.

Nineteen-year-old Mora leaves her grandmother, little brother, and the rest of her village to seek out the man who can offer protection-Jeremiah. Along the way, she meets two brothers, Connor and Aaron who help her discover that she has...

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Overview

It has been sixty years since society as we know it was destroyed. People are forced to band together in isolated villages to hide from the predatory greyskins—the once humans that will eat anything that moves. But sometimes, hiding isn’t enough.

Nineteen-year-old Mora leaves her grandmother, little brother, and the rest of her village to seek out the man who can offer protection-Jeremiah. Along the way, she meets two brothers, Connor and Aaron who help her discover that she has a new ability within herself-the power of the Starborn. And there are others like her.

But these super-humans are on a mission: to kill Jeremiah. They claim that the man who offers protection for everyone is a murderer with dangerous secrets. Mora must now choose between the man who claims he can keep her village safe, and those who can show her who she really is.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045851206
  • Publisher: Jason D. Morrow
  • Publication date: 2/6/2013
  • Series: Starborn Uprising , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,015
  • File size: 422 KB

Meet the Author

My name is Jason D. Morrow and I currently live and teach English with my wife Emily in Gwangju, South Korea.The past few years have been a wild ride. Going to college, it took me a better part of two years to figure out what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to write. I knew I wanted to be a novelist since I was a child, but I just couldn't bring myself to finish a manuscript. I started and stopped several novels in college. I took a creative writing class where all I learned was that other people like the stories that I write. If anything it was an encouragement.Then one day, in the middle of one of my political science classes, the land of Marenon was born. Characters, locations, plots... all were forming everyday in almost every class. I knew I should have been paying attention, but Marenon needed me.I had to pick a major at some point, so I chose journalism, because I loved to write. It was fun for a while. I had good internships and a good editor spot with the university newspaper, but it all got in the way of fiction. Marenon would have to wait.I fell in love with the woman who is now my wife. I graduated college. I moved to Georgia to work for a newspaper. There was no time for fiction.About six months into my job at the newspaper, Emily and I got scared. We looked at each other, knowing we didn't want to get stuck in that small town with student loan bills towering over us. We then decided to make the move to South Korea and teach English.It has been an adventure. There is so much to see and a new culture to get accustomed to, but it also allowed for a lot more free time. That's when I came back to Marenon. That's how The Deliverer was finally finished. Between teaching English classes, I would type at the computer. I would go home and type. I would just keep typing. No matter what the discouragement, I was going to finish The Deliverer.And I did.It was one of the most rewarding experiences to see the book in its final state. My cover artist (Jen Lee) did a fantastic job, my editors, (my wife Emily, my mother-in-law Kathy, and my sister-in-law Beth) all came through for me.Now I have a series. The Gatekeeper, Book Two of the Marenon Chronicles is the newest edition, and I can't wait to have the third book finished. The three books will complete the series, but that doesn't mean there won't be more Marenon in the future.I plan to make so many more books for you the reader. I have so many ideas bouncing around in my head that I can't wait to get them down into a completed manuscript. The plan is to have a book out every four months, so you will get frequent updates. Be sure to sign up for the mailing list to receive updates of when new books are released.I couldn't have done any of this without my Creator, my wife, friends, family, and of course... you.
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  • Posted June 12, 2014

    An action packed thriller from the very start! This book starts

    An action packed thriller from the very start! This book starts off intense and never lets up. Like Mora, you have no idea who to trust and what the right thing to do is. There's never a dull moment as Mora sets off on her journey to find protection for her colony from the greyskins. There's always the sense that something more is going on under the surface and that sinking feeling never lets up. 

    I love that this book has zombies and supernatural powers. It's like Jason D. Morrow is asking the question of what would happen if the X-Men were faced with the zombie apocalypse before they truly understood their powers, and the answer is a really intense and addictive book. I wasn't a big fan of the love triangle, but it formed a little quickly for my liking. Totally understandable given the way people are forced to live their lives now in a post-apocalyptic world, but it made it a bit hard to root for either guy. Especially when Mora's actions don't even make sense to her (which isn't too far fetched for a 19 year old).

    The question is always who to trust, and I really appreciate that Mora isn't the naive heroine joining a cause because a cute boy bats his eyes at her or makes an impassioned speech to win her over. She constantly asks questions and reminds herself that she is choosing the lesser of two evils--not necessarily the side she believes in, but the side that is more likely to help her get back to her people and family to protect them. She might get distracted here and there, but that motivation to protect her colony from the greyskins never wavers. There's a very natural progression as she starts to see each side for what they are and the secrets they hide. And I really can't wait to see those secrets unravel as the series goes on.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2014

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    Easy reading, and action packed. If you enjoyed Divergent, you m

    Easy reading, and action packed. If you enjoyed Divergent, you might like this, as the writing style is very similar. Just add in some zombies and supernatural powers and you have Out of Darkness!

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  • Posted September 5, 2014

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    Recommend

    Very easy6 reading with a new twist on the zombie and alien worlds

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  • Posted August 27, 2014

    I loved the first book wish it was longer but just bought the se

    I loved the first book wish it was longer but just bought the second one in the series.  Its has a different twist on zombies.  Great read.  I would recommend to others

    Dani

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  • Posted May 28, 2014

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    A gripping, interesting dystopian!

    Out of Darkness is a gripping, interesting dystopian with zombie like creatures. I really enjoyed reading it.

    Mora is a teenage girl on a mission to save her village from the greyskins (zombie like creatures). Her parents are dead and now it's up to her to find a way to keep her brother and grandmother alive and safe. She sets out to seek help from Jeremiah, the leader of Screven. Along the way she encounters a herd of greyskins. This leads her to discovering that she has super human powers. She ends up in another colony where she comes into contact with others like her, the Starborn. Mora must decide who she can trust while learning about her new powers.

    This is where I really started to enjoy the book even more. The first couple of chapters gave a background of what the world Mora lives in is like. It was also somewhat creepy reading about the greyskins. The story became more interesting to read as it went on. I found myself not wanting to stop reading. It is full of action, suspense and a bit of romance here and there with a love triangle threw into the mix. The story is well written with interesting and likeable characters. I am looking forward to reading the sequel after the cliffhanger ending from this one. I will be reading more from this author in the future. This e-book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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