Darkest Days

Darkest Days

by N.W. Harris


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The ancient slave mongers who killed the adults and enslaved the children have angered a more advanced species of aliens. Composed of pure energy, this superior race has attacked the Anunnaki home world and is now setting a course for Earth.

The energy-based aliens believe in a system of trial by battle. They seek to push Shane and his friends into the arena with the ones who killed their parents. The results will determine if humans deserve to live, or if they should be made extinct as well. It's up to Shane to keep his friends—and an army of kids who look up to him—alive. They'll be fighting not just for their own lives, but for the fate of the entire human race. Can the enemy of Shane's enemy be his friend, or is this just another species determined to exploit and destroy them?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634222556
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: 08/14/2017
Series: Last Orphans Series , #4
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 494,831
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Born at the end of the Vietnam War and raised on a horse farm near small town north Georgia, N.W. Harris's imagination evolved under the swaying pines surrounding his family’s log home. On summer days that were too hot, winter days that were too cold, and every night into the wee morning hours, he read books. 

N.W. Harris published his first novel—Joshua's Tree—in 2013. It was no wonder that with his wild imagination and passion for all things word related, that N.W. Harris was named a quarter finalist in Amazon's Break Through Novel Award Contest. In early 2014, N.W. Harris joined the ranks with Clean Teen Publishing when they signed his new young adult apocalyptic adventure series—The Last Orphans.

In addition to writing, N.W. Harris has been a submarine sailor, nurse, and business owner. His studies have included biology, anthropology, and medicine at UCSB and SUNY Buffalo. He is an active member of SCBWI and lives in sunny southern California with his beautiful wife and two perfect children. He writes like he reads, constantly. 

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Darkest Days 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
Darkest Days is book four in The Last Orphans series by N.W. Harris. Wow, just wow! This is the final book of this series so if you haven’t started it yet, now is the time. I have been hooked from the beginning. I was worried going in to this one that I would have trouble picking up the story line but everything fell into place quickly. I think this bunch of characters is ingrained into my brain. I couldn’t forget them if I wanted to. Shane, as always, is hanging on by a thread trying to be the leader all of these kids deserve to have. They look to him for guidance. He and his friends got Kelly and Jules back but Kelly’s memory is gone and Jules seems to be ruled by a murderous rage towards the Anunnaki, even the ones that are the good guys, the rebels that are on their side. Will he ever get his Kelly back, the love of his life? But he has to put all this in the back of his mind and take care of everyone else. The slave gene has been turned off somehow in the humans so now there are hundreds of more kids that are confused and hungry. How will they ever take care of them all? At the same time, everything that required energy to work, electric or battery or otherwise, stopped working. It was like regressing into a time long ago when firelight was their only source of light or heat. “They needed help, and Shane knew if he and his friends didn’t offer it, things could slip into violent chaos that ensued after the adults died.” “Destiny chose him to lead these people, and he wouldn’t let them down.” It wasn’t enough that Shane and his friends had to fight the Anunnaki, there is a new entity that has entered this sick game, a glowing green mass that can engulf you and turn you to ashes in an instant. The green mass wants a show down between the humans and the Anunnaki. It considers itself judge and jury. The Anunnaki have terrorized the solar system long enough and must be punished for their atrocities. But are the humans worthy of saving? Shane is chosen by Greenie as they name it to prove that the humans deserve to be left alone on earth. Greenie is always there in the distance, pushing Shane and his friends towards the ultimate showdown between the humans and the Anunnaki. If they deter from the path Greenie wants them on, someone in their group pays the price. “He hated being pushed around by yet another alien force. If they survived this, humans had to recover and get stronger. They had to learn to defend themselves.” We get quite a bit of what is going on onboard the Pegasus and we get to know General Athos better and his nephew, Pelros. I have to say, with everything evil that General Athos stood for, with everything horrible his people had done, he was a good General to his people. His one and only purpose was to protect his people, and he led them well. He had true feelings for his nephew. Still, his people were evil, and they had to be stopped. As I said before, this series has had me from the first word of the first book. Shane, as young as he is, has the weight of all humanity on his shoulders. No matter what happens, what losses he suffers, he makes clear and just decisions. He is a true leader to everyone. I admit, I don’t read that much young adult any more, but this series is so amazing and I am so glad I had the opportunity to read it. These characters will live in my head and heart for a very long time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book as with rest is a great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding. I could hardly put it down.
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
Amazing Young Adult Sci-fi Georgia Though they killed the adults and enslaved the children the ancient slave mongers have angered a more advanced species of aliens. The superior race is composed of pure energy and they have attacked the Anunnaki’s home world and are now setting a course for Earth. These aliens that are energy-based believe in a system of trial by battle. They want to push Shane and his friends into the arena with the ones that killed their parents. It will determine if the humans deserve to live or if they should be extinct also. Shane needs to keep his friends and an army of kids that look up to him alive. They will be fighting for the fate of the entire human race and not just for their own lives. Now Shane has to figure out if the enemy of his enemy is his friend or if they are out to exploit and destroy them too. This is a series that stays with the reader long after the last page is turned. The characters are very well written and the story pulls the reader in and doesn’t let them go until the very end. It also makes readers wish the story wasn’t over yet. It will also have readers hoping this might be made into a movie or tv show. The world building is done very well and is believable. The stories flow together very well and the best way to read the series is in order. The way the book ends is fantastic and will have readers hoping there might be more to come.