[Ebook] Dark Earth By Jason Halstead – Terrapin-info.co.uk

Dark Earth Book Of The Dark Earth SeriesEric S Dreams Were Shattered When His Wife Was Taken From Him By A Reckless Driver On A Snowy Alaskan Road All That Remained Was His Newborn Daughter, Jessica Uprooting To Provide A Safer Life For His Child, Eric Moved Back Home To Northern MichiganThirteen Years Later With Jessica Raising The Bar In Everything She Does, Darkness Returns To The Baxter S Life In The Form Of A Crazed Gunman Surviving The Assassin And Seeking Answers, Eric Has To Dig Into The Secrets Of An Unbelievable Past Hidden Between The Pages Of HistoryLook For These Other Dark Earth Series Books Book Dark EarthBook Devil S IceboxBook Soul MatesAnd These Other Dark Earth Setting Books Voices Bounty The Lost Girls Series


10 thoughts on “Dark Earth

  1. says:

    This novel started strong the characters were interesting, the writing good and the emotions portrayed convincing and powerful Eric s dedication to his daughter was admirable and Jessica was appealing and interesting There were some truly tense scenes and good horror suspense novel fare Then things started to go downhill The warder was a weak and pointless character, serving only to dump some information and then essentially commit suicide in a truly stupid manner And it deteriorated furt This novel started strong the characters were interesting, the writing good and the emotions portrayed convincing and powerful Eric s dedication to his daughter was admirable and Jessica was appealing and interesting There were some truly tense scenes and good horror suspense novel fare Then things started to go downhill The warder was a weak and pointless character, serving only to dump some information and then essentially commit suicide in a truly stupid manner And it deteriorated further when Jessica crossed the bridge and Eric trailed after her.Firstly I get the impression that Jessica crossed the bridge on her voalition nobody had captured her or whatnot, so why was it just immediately assumed she had been captured by the Evil King cliche The squalid, dark and nasty lives of the peasants seemed exaggerated and unnecessary, with the only ray of light being the Smith Now, there s a tale I would like to hearof Instead, it appears as though the author no longer wanted to make much effort plot points were rushed emotions were told, not shown and there was repetition of phrases and other such grammatic errors that choke the plot and show that the editor lost interest about partway through and with good reason, as so did I.Dark Earth was nowhere near as interesting as Mundania and can you say rip off , I could not help but think of Xanth and Florida It was a generic fantasy kingdom ruled by greed Yawn And as for the concept of the Dark Earthians taking over our world well, that s ridiculous, given their fickle loyalties, their selfish behaviour and their primitive weaponry, I would say it was all one big farce.And why was Jessica by far the most interesting character relegated to littlethan a trophy to be rescued and owned She served no purpose and showed little initiative throughout the latter part of the plot I would suggest that the author were to step back from the first person narrative something like this would be much stronger were we able to see what Jessica was going through to discover who had captured her as she went through the gate and to feel her distress at watching her father tormented


  2. says:

    An interesting book, the story kept me coming back, wanting to know what would happen next The story is about love and what a parent would do to protect a child.


  3. says:

    This was a very interesting book, different from what I usually read There were a lot of twists and turns I liked their decision to stay and make good changes to the dark earth


  4. says:

    From Lilac Wolf and StuffI found this ebook free onand I thought it looked like something I would read should I ever have the time Well this weekend I found myself stuck in a kindergarten class with nothing but my blackberrywhich thankfully had this loaded in the kindle reader on it I thought it looked very dark and exciting, but it starts out like a chick lit kind of story Eric loses his wife in a car accident but his unborn baby girl is saved They move back to Norther Michigan From Lilac Wolf and StuffI found this ebook free onand I thought it looked like something I would read should I ever have the time Well this weekend I found myself stuck in a kindergarten class with nothing but my blackberrywhich thankfully had this loaded in the kindle reader on it I thought it looked very dark and exciting, but it starts out like a chick lit kind of story Eric loses his wife in a car accident but his unborn baby girl is saved They move back to Norther Michigan my backyard and set up home there for the past 11 years.Then the man who killed his wife shows up and tries to murder his daughter Now that s the only thing that bugged me because the detective said the crash was ruled an accident But then the detective says he was out in seven years for good behavior Now why would the guy get jail time for something ruled an accident I m not a lawyer though, but it seemed odd to get that much time when the guy was clean.So I m seriously wondering if I am reading the wrong story here, where are the werewolves and witches and stuffoh yeahright about here he smacks you with it And don t get me wrong here, it s not boring at ANY point in this book But right about this point it gets insaneI want to go on and on, but I can t The girl is 13 and very bright but still very much a kid I love how he wrote her character because you can t help but adore her, but as very bright she is he doesn t as so many authors have forget she is still a kid Even Harry Potter wasn t very childlike And Eric, Jess s father, he s such a manly manI think I have a crush on him lol Living about as far north in Michigan as you can, to where the power company hasn t even gotten out there yetfishing for his incomeand then kicking ass for his little girl Eric rules squeal just saw this is book 1 I wonder if there s a book 2 out yetYes you should get this book It s one of those where you get to the end and have to stop and breath for a little bit And it has it s moments of violence but I think it could easily be appropriate for young adults


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    In my opinion Dark Earth seems aimed at a younger Young Adult audience.Jason Halstead starts off the story in modern US and then takes us to a parallel world set to a pre industrial age He describes this Dark Earth as meaner and greedier than our own Perhaps that is due to the younger audience he is writing for and possibly a need to create a good and a bad world I certainly know of plenty of people who are as mean and greedy on our side of the gates Places that areor less pre indu In my opinion Dark Earth seems aimed at a younger Young Adult audience.Jason Halstead starts off the story in modern US and then takes us to a parallel world set to a pre industrial age He describes this Dark Earth as meaner and greedier than our own Perhaps that is due to the younger audience he is writing for and possibly a need to create a good and a bad world I certainly know of plenty of people who are as mean and greedy on our side of the gates Places that areor less pre industrial are in existence although these are becoming fewer by the decade.Our heroes are Eric, who lost his wife 13 years ago, and his 13 year old daughter Jessica Eric is still caught in the grief of his wife being killed while in her 8th month of pregnancy When a guy turns up at his house attempting to murder his daughter, Eric is understandably frustrated, angry, afraid and reminded of his previous loss Then Eric and Jessica discover that they are part of a 2000 year old legacy that reaches across to parallel world Now the two will also have to deal with Jessica being kidnapped and Eric being bitten by a strange wolf.I read Dark Earth a long time ago but had forgotten to write a review for it That meant I had to read it again Jason Halstead certainly writes well enough for me to also enjoy the second reading Although Jessica was the person of interest to the various parties, Eric was the character that I saw the most of He was the one that showed growth and development.There was plenty of action and some violence Only one short bit might be considered by some parents as too much for the youngest children Other than that, Dark Earth must be one of the safer stories out there for a Young adult audience There was no swearing, very little violence, some sadness and no romance except in the memory of Eric and his late wife.http wp.me p2lRqb 2oX


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    It took me a bit to read this because I ve been busy, not because it wasn t fabulous I picked it up EVERY chance I got Let me tell you that if you want a book that keeps you rolling, this is it Everytime I thought I figured out where the story was going, Halstead took it somewhere else entirely I never knew what was coming from one moment to the next The main character was great a strong man, father, and fisherman Everything he did was completely in character and at the same time surpri It took me a bit to read this because I ve been busy, not because it wasn t fabulous I picked it up EVERY chance I got Let me tell you that if you want a book that keeps you rolling, this is it Everytime I thought I figured out where the story was going, Halstead took it somewhere else entirely I never knew what was coming from one moment to the next The main character was great a strong man, father, and fisherman Everything he did was completely in character and at the same time surprising I liked how he dealt with the things that were happening to him My one and only gripe with this book is the daughter She acted way too immature for her age, especially considering she is an only child of a father that is gone a lot She should have beendependent and a lot less needy I would have liked to see her stronger and I would have liked to seeof her in the later sections of the book also But, overlooking that one thing, this book was really kool Halstead did a great job contrasting the two worlds and kept his characters beleivable and the action packed Great fun read


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    Review of Dark Earth by Jason HalsteadReviewed for Freebookdude.com for August 13 20125 StarsA fascinating novel, Dark Earth had me riveted from the first sentences A winning and delectable combination of contemporary culture, intense familial bonding, magic, superstition, high fantasy, and sword and sorcery along with parallel dimensions and dimensional portals Dark Earth will satisfy almost any readers looking for a story that will entrance and compel Author Jason Halstead doesn t scrupl Review of Dark Earth by Jason HalsteadReviewed for Freebookdude.com for August 13 20125 StarsA fascinating novel, Dark Earth had me riveted from the first sentences A winning and delectable combination of contemporary culture, intense familial bonding, magic, superstition, high fantasy, and sword and sorcery along with parallel dimensions and dimensional portals Dark Earth will satisfy almost any readers looking for a story that will entrance and compel Author Jason Halstead doesn t scruple to do some philosophical and moral questioning, either, as protagonist Eric Baxter, single father of a now thirteen year old witchy daughter and I mean that in quite the literal sense , struggles to make sense of first, the attacks on his daughter and himself by humans, and then by an oversize, over powerful wolf If that isn t bizarre enough, he discovers that, well, fairy tales really do come true good or bad.Strong characters, great description, and exciting adventure make this a compelling novel that will encourage readers to be eager for a sequel


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    Eric is a man who has lost a lot His mother, his wife, and has moved to the middle of nowhere to raise his daughter It is only when the world and another world as well comes to his home and world that he has to face what and who he and his daughter really are This novel is just as the title suggests, it is dark There is a lot of death, even from the very first chapter But even then it is still a really beautiful story Eric is a strong man who after being introduced to a new and strange w Eric is a man who has lost a lot His mother, his wife, and has moved to the middle of nowhere to raise his daughter It is only when the world and another world as well comes to his home and world that he has to face what and who he and his daughter really are This novel is just as the title suggests, it is dark There is a lot of death, even from the very first chapter But even then it is still a really beautiful story Eric is a strong man who after being introduced to a new and strange world, he takes it and grows He fights to protect his daughter and becomes a stronger person Between two worlds parallel to each other , Earth and Dark Earth, the story tells of what love and courage can do for someone.With a mix of Celtic myth, werewolves changelings, witches, and secret organizations that protect the world as warders, you will get a wonderful mix of fantasy and fairy tale Recommend this book


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    I didn t know what to expect when I started this novel, not knowing it was a fantasy story I have this perception that I don t really like fantasy, but I m totally wrong This was a terrific read, fast paced with fully developed characters but here s where the author really got me This tale is completely driven by the hero s intense love for and connection with his daughter Eric s deep emotion resonated with me and his tribulations over his daughter s life before the action even began was tha I didn t know what to expect when I started this novel, not knowing it was a fantasy story I have this perception that I don t really like fantasy, but I m totally wrong This was a terrific read, fast paced with fully developed characters but here s where the author really got me This tale is completely driven by the hero s intense love for and connection with his daughter Eric s deep emotion resonated with me and his tribulations over his daughter s life before the action even began was that of every parent.I recommend this book to fantasy lovers, parents, thriller readers It won t disappoint you


  10. says:

    having read lost girls all four books by this authour I went on to read this series The books are well written and thoroughly enretaining This, the first in the series, follows our two main vharacters a father and daughter as they are drawn into a strange and at times scary new dimension or parellel copy of the earth we all know His writing is quite soft at times others hard hitting, he flirts with erotica without actually doingthan hinting at any thing concrete, he also seems to have having read lost girls all four books by this authour I went on to read this series The books are well written and thoroughly enretaining This, the first in the series, follows our two main vharacters a father and daughter as they are drawn into a strange and at times scary new dimension or parellel copy of the earth we all know His writing is quite soft at times others hard hitting, he flirts with erotica without actually doingthan hinting at any thing concrete, he also seems to have an affinity with women which when I first read his work I had to check to make sure he was male lol If you like a bit of fantasy along with a realistic edge take a look at this aurthors books