The Gathering Dark

The Gathering Dark

by Christopher Golden


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ISBN-13: 9781947654273
Publisher: JournalStone
Publication date: 05/11/2018
Series: Shadow Saga (Peter Octavian) Series , #4
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Christopher Golden is the author of more than twenty novels, including the critically-acclaimed Strangewood, and six nonfiction projects. He has worked in the comic book field for both Marvel and Dark Horse, and his short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. He received the Bram Stoker Award for his nonfiction work, Cut: Horror Writers on Horror Film. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Visit his website at

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"Readers [will] wonder if Christopher Golden is actually a pseudonym for a collaboration between Dean Koontz and Peter Straub." -BookBrowser

"Golden stands many time-honored concepts about vampirism on their heads."-Overlook Connection

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The Gathering Dark (Shadow Saga Series #4) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
When the public learned that the Roman Catholic Church practiced sorcery with a group of dark magicians operating within the ranks, the church collapsed. The vampires, whose existence was made public, learned how the church deceived them and declared a jihad, destroying all those who practiced good magick which kept in check the forces of darkness. The Book of Shadows, the grimoire that contained the spells used to repel the forces of evil was lost leaving Earth open to malevolent beings from other dimensions.

While the church is trying to reconstruct the book so that when evil strikes they will be prepared, Peter Octavian, former vampire and the world¿s most powerful sorcerer, tries to lead a normal human life. When cities around the world start disappearing, Peter once again marches into battle but the enemy he fights is new to him and he is uncertain that he and his allies are powerful enough to stop it.

Fans of the ¿Shadow¿ saga will be happy to learn that there is another installment in this powerful urban fantasy series. Christopher Golden is a potent storyteller who places his fantasy creatures in modern times so credibly that the audience believes in their existence. That is the mark of a true storyteller and Mr. Golden is one of the best. The ending will leave readers satisfied yet holds out the hope there will be more books forthcoming in the series.

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jshillingford on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The fourth book of the Shadow Saga. The first three books were excellent, original vampire fiction. This last entry was disappointing in comparison. Unfortuantely, Golden decided to introduce a new villain in the form of a demon-type monster from another dimension trying to drag our civilization into his realm. The stories were better without this "all powerful evil," when they focused on the individual vampires themselves. Hopefully if there are more volumes, this villain will be done away with quickly and get readers back to the vampires that seduced us to begin with. Still worth reading.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I've impatiently waited for the continuation of the Shadow Saga and am immortally thrilled with The Gathering Dark. Chris Golden brings you to the edge of suspense and just when you remember to breathe he surprises you with another twist. He engages his audiences brilliantly. It's a must read!