Comes the Dark (The Dark Trilogy Book 1)

Comes the Dark (The Dark Trilogy Book 1)

by Patrick D'Orazio

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Comes the Dark (The Dark Trilogy Book 1) by Patrick D'Orazio

The end came with a whimper, not a bang. The virus engulfed the world in a matter of days. The infected die�and then rise again. Governments collapsed, armies disappeared, and entire civilizations turned to dust as the human race tore itself to pieces.

Jeff Blaine had a good life: a beautiful wife, adorable children, and a nice house in the suburbs. He liked his job, loved his family, and spent his lazy suburban Sundays out on the deck, barbecuing with the neighbors. Things were perfect, until everything fell apart. And no matter how hard Jeff tried, he could not spare his family from the horrors scratching at the door.

Now, with his family gone and his life in ruins, the only thing left is raw anger and pain. As the world continues to sink into darkness, Jeff does as well. So he ventures out into the desolation with no better plan than to destroy as many of the monsters that stole his life away before they destroy him as well.

But soon Jeff will discover other survivors unwilling to give up. They will force him to decide whether or not to give in to the venom that gnaws at his soul. Should he continue to fight to survive, or succumb to the things that come with the dark?

�Grabs you from the first few pages� I enjoyed the mix of good character building and tense action��
--HorrorNews.net

�An exhilarating read that kept me going, and D. Orazio�s apocalyptic world is a dismal wasteland that will remain etched in your mind.�
--BuyZombie.com

�Serves as excellent meat and potatoes zombie fiction for fans who like their read bloody.�
--Craig DiLouie, author of THE INFECTION

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148236320
Publisher: Permuted Press
Publication date: 07/09/2013
Series: The Dark Trilogy , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 241,642
File size: 1 MB

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Comes The Dark 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
farmboy777 More than 1 year ago
OK, let me preface this review by saying the same thing I have and will say before most of the reviews I have and will be doing. I had never read anything by Patrick D'Orazio in the past. Not even a short story. I suppose that would be as opposed to say reading something by Stephen King or Clive Barker. They may do some different things from book to book, by you kind of know their style and for the most part what to expect. I had read some of Patrick's posts on forums and his blog and some of his book reviews on Amazon. Other than that, when I got my hands on this book, it was the first time I'd read anything by this author. And here's the part where I start gushing. Let me assure everyone that I am not in any way related to Patrick: he's not my cousin or brother or anything like that. I will try to remain objective... That may be hard, though, because I really have to say that this book was one of, if not the, best zombie outbreak/apocalypse novels I have ever read. I don't say that lightly, as I've read some pretty great books, including WWZ and the As the World Dies trilogy. So, am I saying that this book is better? ...I'll let that question hang in the air. The story starts after the outbreak has already run rampant for a short amount of time. Short as in several weeks, so zombies everywhere, kind of like Dawn of the Dead. The only thing I hate about doing reviews is that if I talk about too much, I'll inevitably give away a lot about the story that should only be found out by the reader as they are reading it, so... ****FOLLOWING ARE SOME SPOILERS - SPOILER ALERT!!!**** The book starts off with the main character returning home from a scavenging mission only to find that the undead have broken into his house and murdered his wife and kids. Not a very happy opener, but we are talking about a freaking zombie outbreak, here, so you wouldn't expect that, anyway. Jeff, the main character, nearly has a breakdown after this (who wouldn't) but manages to pull out of it and escape from his house after it's attacked by a mob of the undead. Things go downhill from there. The rest of the book consists of Jeff finding a survivor in his neighborhood and they try to escape. Later they are saved by a team up with a couple other survivors. The thing I really noticed is that the characters aren't stereotyped. They all have a very "real-life" feel to them, like they could easily be members of your neighborhood. The young kid they meet up with, with his moodiness and unwillingness to open up, reminds me a lot of a certain 13 year old I happen to live with. Another thing that I really appreciated was the attention to detail, especially when concerning the use of military weapons and terminology. Being prior service Army, one thing I can't stand is seeing a movie or reading a book and having them completely screw up the names of weapons, equipment or vehicles or the ranking structure and who outranks who. It drives me nuts, so this was a nice surprise. Either Patrick is prior service or he took the time to do the research. The tension was just right in the situations with attacks and with interactions with other survivors. The first house Jeff and Megan tried to stay in had a scene in it that was just freaking crazy. (Again, I don't want to give away too much in case those who haven't read the book didn't heed my earlier warning) There was another scene with two survivors in particul
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!
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Action packed from start to finish. Loved this book. On to the next in the trilogy.
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