Don't fear the dark. Fear the light.
The end came when light changed. It decimated humanity, leaving scattered bands of survivors stumbling in the dark.
Faced with saving himself or his family during the apocalypse, John Piscus made the wrong choice, and has been living with the guilt ever since.
When a glowing girl shows up at John's shelter begging for help, his instincts tell him to kill her. After all, light kills.
But when masked troopers tasked with capturing survivors come after them, it's up to John to protect himself and the girl. Not only may she hold the key to reversing the lethal effects of light, she could also be the one who can save his soul.
If you love dark settings and characters faced with tough choices that result in horrific and sinister outcomes, don't miss this post-apocalyptic horror read.
Discover the dangers in the world of The Darkening today.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Darkening is an adrenaline rush! It's an edge of your seat thrill ride with harrowing twists and turns! If you are looking for a story that will give you chills and keep you guessing until the end, look no further! This one was just what I needed to satisfy my horror craving. It was creepy and gory and oh so heart pounding! I really could not put this one down! I loved how intense it was. There was never a dull moment. It was dark and gritty and pleasantly terrifying. I really loved how the author took something that we've been taught since childhood to never fear and turned it in to something frightening. The light. And, the secret behind why the light killed was genius, and utterly horrifying. Then there was John. His character twist was done so well and really made the story. It was a touch predictable, but so intriguing nonetheless. I loved how he fit in to everything and how his guilt over his family manifested itself in such an interesting, psychological way. It added another layer to the story. But, it wasn't just another horror story. It was a psychological thriller. It was a story about survival, humanity, and facing tough choices that affect all those around you. It was very intricately woven and it gripped me from beginning to end as the layers unfolded. It had bits and pieces that reminded me of amazing video games such as Fallout and The Evil Within, as well as reminding me of the Resident Evil movie (all of which I LOVE). I'd rate it 4.5 stars and would definitely recommend it to horror fans! I received an e-ARC from the author. This in no way influenced my honest review.
Hard choices have to be made when you’re in the midst of an apocalypse no one could foresee and John Piscus made at least one that he regrets badly. Now, he’s faced with another choice, either kill the girl whose glowing light could kill him or join up with her in an attempt to survive what has happened to their world. I like that the author ventured into unfamiliar territory to create a premise for this story but I have to admit to being distracted by the knowledge that life can’t continue without light. Once I decided to just ignore that little problem, I began to really get into the story, especially because I found John pretty unappealing, something that’s a little out of the norm. Let’s face it, humanity is most likely not going to be universally sane and/or nice should we ever find ourselves in such a situation but he goes above and beyond in his, well, ickiness. That’s not to say he doesn’t have a lot to be icky about, mind you, but the girl with the glow might turn out to be his reason to survive. Trouble is, John and the glowing girl are about to learn the real meaning of pain and evil…