Darkness

Darkness

by Erin Eveland

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ISBN-13: 9780990325406
Publisher: Selladore Press
Publication date: 06/25/2014
Pages: 321
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

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Darkness 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Sami_Creech More than 1 year ago
Astros has waited a long time to find the light. He has coveted and protected its source for years and is just waiting for the right time to gather it to him and have it do his bidding. Catherine has never been what one would call a normal child. She has always been able to see things that others cannot and has always had unexplained abilities. After a time Catherine has buried the memories of the Shadows and the Shadow man. Slowly she starts to remember and is instantly thrust into a battle. A battle for her life, her love and her sanity is seems. Nathan has always wanted Catherine but has never been able to breech her impenetrable wall. He believes that Astros will help him to finally get everything he wants. Little does he know that Astros is after the same thing Nathan wants for himself and he is simply a pawn in Astros’s never ending game of power. Jorgen has long ago lost himself to the Darkness and has just recently come out of hiding to protect something what that something is he will soon find out. This is an epic story of good versus evil. The paths that we choose to follow and the beliefs we choose to fight for. 
Shanrock19 More than 1 year ago
I liked this book, but I went with 3 stars because I felt a disconnect with the characters. I really enjoyed the interactive aspect; I used my Kindle, so all I had to do was click on the scanner and it would connect with my WIFI, and send me right to the page, so that part was easy; although some of the links didn't quite bring me right to the music, and I thought the music and art was interesting; for the most part, so having that feature was a plus. I like the whole idea of the story; the idea of the Darkness; which to me is like some type of demon or phantom, and how there isn't just black or white, but shades of grey. The writing is a bit macabre; which I tend to like, but even this writing was a bit over dramatic for me, and some of the word choices didn't work for me; I don't quite know how to describe it, but the words felt grimy to me, and since the world the book is set seems rather dilapidated; I suppose it fits, but I didn't quite enjoy it. The story did start slowly for me, and I found myself wanting to rush past parts, and the point of views were oddly written; to the point I didn't really know who's point of view I was reading from, and as I said the characters felt far away, and I didn't really care for any of them. I don't like when characters allow themselves to become "victims" and this book had tons of those characters. There really aren't any answers given in this book, so I expect there to be more given in the next book; which I will read because I hate not knowing how something ends!
bluekaren More than 1 year ago
This is one scary book. Darkness tells a story that captivated me. It really spun a web of mystery, suspense, and finger nail-biting chapters, (just one more that stretched into half the night so I see this book through to the ending). I am not going to be able to give this book a fair review. It ends on the edge of something, I just can’t believe I have to wait to see how this tale ends. I want to read the next story in this series. Right. Friggin. Now. So this story starts off a little dry. Like, I actually started and gave up on the first few pages a few times. Once I was determined to get to the second chapter, it was all consuming. I think my mistake was just reading the prologue and expecting to be gripped by it. I wasn’t. It wasn’t until I finished the tale that I went back and read the prologue. By then it made so much sense. I wanted to use all the interactive stuff too while I reread this book, but it wouldn’t work for me. Mine is a kindle first 1st gen, so no bueno on the extra effects. The good news is that you don’t need them. This books is dark and all consuming enough to stand without all that jazz. Catherine is a very special girl. Left by her mother in the care of her grandmother, she is surrounded by love. We get that she is special from their interactions. Catherine sees things, and her grandmother tries to keep Catherine from acknowledging that. When her grandmother dies Catherine is thrust into her neglectful mother’s care. Catherine forgets about the visions she has. She sees nothing more than to get her next meal. Catherine’s only ally in this harsh life a neighbor named Nathan. Some other world players come into play and Catherine is forced to see the darkness around her, and to acknowledge that she is no ordinary girl. She sees the shadow people, she can weild the light. If only she knew this and had someone to show her how… I really enjoyed the creep factor in this book. Some characters are both dark and light, but most have revealed their true nature within the first few sentences. The story is darkly told and the author uses rich language to describe the landscape. The character of Catherine is one of innocence and shattered hope. She lives a bleak existence and her best hope is to get the boy so they can trudge into their own misery together. That is not Catherine’s fate. Thanks to the introduction of colors to Nathan by Artros, that is not Nathan’s fate either. Their lives are bound to intersect and impact each other. Artros is the bad guy in this tale of dark and light. Artros is the man in the hat that drives this tale into a climax. Artros just wants to get the girl and calls in some unlikely allies to help him out. He is not the only one that has noticed Catherine, and a war of darkness breaks out. I can’t say too much more This is just one of those books that is more like an experience. Wanna read a creepy tale that will keep you guessing? Get this book.
byLuluwithLove More than 1 year ago
The writing is solid and Eveland does a fantastic job at creating a spooky atmosphere, inspiring a sense of dread even on a sunny day. The story itself is interesting and extremely captivating, even if some of the characters fall flat. You can tell that Eveland really knows what she’s writing about and has a firm grasp on the mythology she’s weaving; I was never left wondering how a specific form of ‘magic’ worked or why something was happening. Everything was well explained, but not overly done, and it left me wanting to know more about this world of shadows and colours. The first part of the book introduces Catherine, a lovable little girl living in complete isolation with her grandmother. Raised in almost complete seclusion from others, Catherine’s world is shattered when the only person she’s known her entire life is put in a hospital after a frightening series of escalating events. You see, young Catherine would have sudden ‘fits’ in which she would seem almost possessed. She would suddenly attack her grandmother or talk about a mysterious nightly visitor. There were constant episodes of dancing trances. She was convinced that there were shadow creatures slowly picking away at her grandmother as the greater her fear became. Finally, it became too much for both Catherine and her grandmother and suddenly the visions and the episodes went away, as did grandmother when Catherine was forcibly placed with her abusive, both emotionally and physically, birth mother. The larger portion of the book deals with the aftermath of this placement. The effect of both the negligent treatment she received for the better part of a decade, and the repressed memories and abilities that were locked away. While I did not find Catherine or Nathan’s characters to be extremely exciting, even though they should be considering everything that surrounds them, I believe that’s only because the other, cursory characters are so much more intriguing. We know what makes Catherine and Nathan tick. We know their childhoods (for the most part) and what their desires are. Artros, Jorgen, and Esa are complete mysteries. We know they have some sort of power. We know they have lived a very long time. We know there was, at once time, a love triangle between the three. They are where the excitement lay for me. I’m sure, though, once Catherine and Nathan begin to understand their new gifts and the world they’ve now been placed in, they’ll shine through.