A Darker Moon

A Darker Moon

by J. S. Watts

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A Darker Moon by J. S. Watts

What if your death would save humanity? What decision would you make?


A Darker Moon is a dark psychological fantasy and biblical thriller. A grim dark fantasy tale of light and shadow and the unlit places where it is best not to shine even the dimmest light.

In this dark mythological fantasy, Abe Finchley is a damaged man, an orphan with no roots and no family ties. When he finally meets the woman he has been looking for all his life, he finds not just love and passion, but a dark and violent family history that spans generations into humanity's deepest past.

"These are amongst the last memories I shall relinquish to the page, though I am hanging onto them for now and for as long as I can. When they are gone, will there be anything left of me? Am I nothing but memory?"

Eve is the woman of his dreams; but dream is just another word for nightmare, and Abe knows all about those. Amidst a confused web of lies and secrets, Abe is trying to discover who he is and make sense of what he may become. More than just his future and his new-found love is at stake. When he discovers that he has a brother, a man bound by divine destiny to kill him, Abe is going to have to make a difficult choice. A choice that might redeem the world. A choice that just might destroy it...

"A book of many levels and nuances with darkness at its heart."


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615706528
Publisher: Vagabondage Press
Publication date: 10/06/2012
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

J.S.Watts was born and grew up in London, England, and now lives and writes in East Anglia in the UK. In between, she read English at Somerville College, Oxford and spent many years working in the British education sector. She remains committed to the ideals of further and higher education despite governments of assorted political persuasions apparently trying to demolish them.

Her poetry, short stories and book reviews appear in a range of publications in Britain, Canada, Australia and the States including Acumen, Brittle Star, Envoi, Hand + Star, Mslexia and Orbis and have been broadcast on BBC and independent Radio. She has been Poetry Reviews Editor for Open Wide Magazine and, for a brief while, Poetry Editor for Ethereal Tales. Her debut poetry collection, "Cats and Other Myths" and a subsequent poetry pamphlet, "Songs of Steelyard Sue" are published by Lapwing Publications. She has read and performed all over the UK, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Watts is also a contributing author and editor for Ink Stains: A dark fiction literary anthology, a quarterly horror publication from Dark Alley Press. Her lighter paranormal adventure, Witchlight is also available at bookstores.

Her poetry, short stories and book reviews appear in a range of publications in Britain, Canada, Australia and the States including Acumen, Brittle Star, Envoi, Hand + Star, Mslexia and Orbis and have been broadcast on BBC and independent Radio. She has been Poetry Reviews Editor for Open Wide Magazine and, for a brief while, Poetry Editor for Ethereal Tales. Her debut poetry collection, "Cats and Other Myths" and a subsequent poetry pamphlet, "Songs of Steelyard Sue" are published by Lapwing Publications. She has read and performed all over the UK, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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RichardSutton More than 1 year ago
There was a time, when I was just leaving my teens, that I stumbled across several books that seemed to awaken new sensibilities and made me more aware of key things in my life. Key things in all life, actually. Of maybe these were just tricks my mind played on me. I 'd finish each of these reads with a new clarity which would endure for a while. A Darker Moon, somehow has transported me backwards to an earlier version of myself. This is a very courageous novel to have been published at this time. First, it is a told story. Despite the first person Point of View, it is a narrated novel for reasons made clear at its conclusion. For those who prefer a story that unfolds in sequences of succeeding action, this book would not be a good choice, but if you grew up with the words of Conan-Doyle and Herman Hesse ringing in your ears, as I did, then the voice and narrative style would actually be a comfort. This is a version of the oldest story. The story of what defines human lives in the overwhelming order of creation. The truth the question poses pervades J.S. Watt's writing here in all its variables. The main character, an orphaned writer, uneasy with his own identity, travels through many layers of consciousness entering many different realms of truth through intellectual as well as carnal doorways. He comes to varying conclusions through a series of events and meetings in modern London, that seem to connect with his dimly remembered past. In each situation he has to decide what is real, and what is not. Once decision is reached, does it actually matter at all? Is he his memories, or is he more than that? Author Watt, to her credit, doesn't present us with a tidy package, and in the end, the reader joins consciousness with the writer and is forced to confirm their own humanity in the most elemental of ways: what is self-delusion and what is true? This is the essential question of our species, one which has given all of our striving, achievement and evolution its form and substance; but in the end, we are left having to find that answer individually. Each of us will see some form of light at the end of this author's tunnel, but it won't be the same one, the same color, or even the same destination. If this kind of journey seems like one you'd like to make, then read A Darker Moon and leave your options wide open. This is one of those books that has given me more questions than it has answered.