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Black Earth: The Broken Daisy [Kindle Edition]

David N. Alderman
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Book Description

(This is book 2 in the Black Earth series)

The stars have fallen, and the world is tilting into darkness…

“From dust you came, to ash you go.” – These terrifying words are found spray-painted on an office wall in Tucson. It is a message left by Legion, an otherworldly entity that traveled to Earth in the fallen stars. Now Legion is enveloping the world in darkness, disintegrating almost everything in its path, leaving nothing to stand in its way of the planet’s destruction.

Nathan Pierce is on the run for forging the president’s mandatory barcode tattoo. With a bounty on his head, Nathan finds an unexpected ally in Cynthia Ruin, who agrees to help him save his sister, Daisy, from being executed for treason. But Cynthia’s mother, Theresa, is the one who betrayed Nathan and Daisy. Surrounded by suspicion and doubt, Nathan struggles to stay one step ahead of the world that’s against him, and keep tabs on Cynthia, who may or may not end up selling him out in the end.

In the midst of the darkness, those still alive are forced to fight against Legion’s malevolence or lose their humanity beneath it.


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About the Author

Since 1990, David has been spilling his imagination across the page, creating magnificent worlds and unforgettable characters. Currently residing in Gilbert, Arizona, David is a full time, self-published author specializing in science fiction/fantasy and young adult fiction. His latest series, Black Earth, takes a gritty look at the life of Nathan Pierce, who on the night of his high school graduation witnesses what some think are the stars falling from the sky. Little does Nathan know that the evil about to infest Earth is like nothing he’s ever seen. Soon he’s caught in the crossfire of demons, a mercenary group, an immortal girl intent on killing herself, and even the President of the United States. Check it out and grab yourself a free five chapter sample at www.davidnalderman.com. In his spare time, David never passes up the chance to read a great book. Some of his favorite authors are Stephen King, Mark Twain, A.C. Crispin, Tosca Lee, Orson Scott Card and Ted Dekker. David also enjoys a good game to relieve the many stresses associated with traveling to other worlds. A good round of Half Life 2: Deathmatch online does the trick, though he can also be found playing a multitude of games on his Xbox 360. You can find out more about David’s journey through self-publishing at his blog: http://www.abrokenreality.blogspot.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 1895 KB
  • Print Length: 530 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1453822194
  • Publisher: David N. Alderman (November 4, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004AYCS3E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #938,255 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A review by Free Book Reviews April 10, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Black Earth: The Broken Daisy

Picking up right where the first book in this series left off and introducing more characters while still improving the storyline. This book is a great continuation of the first and will keep you just as enthralled. I do warn however, do read the first before reading this or you will be lost.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book - cant put it down!! July 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Black Earth - The Broken Daisy is #2 in the Black Earth series and is my favorite book out of all 3 written so far in this series. There is not a dull moment in this book. Since I have read all 3 books in this series - this book series would make for an EXCELLENT mini series on TV!

Nathan is on the search for his sister, Daisy, and has Cynthia Ruin tagging along to help with finding his sister. You learn a lot about Cynthia (Sin) in this series and her true selfish desires are developing throughout this entire book. She has become my favorite character. She is so broken and she is starving for attention and importance. She completely takes advantage of Nathan and ruins the bond between Heather and Nathan - ultimately resulting in Heather's leaving the mission to find Daisy. I love the introduction of Pearl in this book and how she can be violent when she needs to be. She feels guilty after the fact but it is in her purpose that the evil must be revealed and carried out. The dynamics between Heather, Nathan and Cynthia is great - you really start to understand the characters and become invested in their feelings and decisions.

Time travel is introduced in this book when Olivia enters the scene and this character is very special. If you are a TRUE fan of Alderman's past writings...you will soon find out that Olivia has been introduced in the past. Again - time travel is TRULY demonstrated in its best with the Olivia character! You also get to see a sneak peek of Ryn and how evil and dark this character really is and you can start to imagine how dark things are about to become.

The imagery used in the garden is excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Black Earth: The Broken Daisy July 24, 2012
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I bought "The Broken Daisy" before i finished "The End of the Innocence". I was not dissapointed, the story continued right where it left off. There are lots of characters, time travel, and a hero who is out to save his sister and the world. I was on the edge of my seat and I wasn't able to put it down. This series has motivated me into wanting to read more. I can't wait for the next book to come out!
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By Tiffany
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Book two of the Black Earth series, The Broken Daisy, starts with Nathan Pierce and Cynthia "Sin" Ruin hanging low in the same hotel room book 1 ends in. Daisy, Nathan's sister, is being held captive by a 'man dressed in red' courtesy of President Amanda Stone's orders. Because Daisy and Nathan faked the barcodes everyone has to wear, Amanda wants to murder Daisy as a warning to the American public of what will happen to them if they don't obey.

While Nathan paces around, trying to figure out how he and Cynthia can best escape from the hotel and find his sister, Cynthia is asleep after crying herself into exhaustion. Daisy would've never been captured had her mother, Theresa Ruin, not betrayed them. Cynthia was only able to rescue Nathan. Now she has no mom, no father, and no friends. Nothing but the big bag with belongings she can't let go of.

The odds are against them, what with the world falling apart and many groups after Nathan's life, but that doesn't stop Nathan and Cynthia from making a run for it and starting their journey.

The Broken Daisy essentially has five main storylines, five main subplots, that all come together to show just how immense the story as a whole is.

1.) Nathan wants to rescue his sister, find his soul mate Pearl, and learn his purpose.

2.) President Amanda Stone, who is working with Legion and the devil, wants to become a dictator. However, journalist Ericka Shane and her partner are determined to reveal a recording to the world that will help the citizens of America rally against her. Fortunately, she has the help of a mysterious man named Absolute.

3.) Jasper and Hush, two powerful wedges from the now destroyed Rhodenine, have seen Legion and Evanescence destroy two worlds before earth.
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More About the Author

David N. Alderman is an indie author of two speculative fiction series: Black Earth and Expired Reality. He is also the founder of The Crossover Alliance (www.thecrossoveralliance.com), and he participates in National Novel Writing Month (www.nanowrimo.org) each year. When he's not writing or spending time with family, you can find David racking up his achievement score on his Xbox 360, questing in Guild Wars 2, or killing opponents in a game of Half Life 2: Deathmatch on Steam.

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