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Dreams of Darkness (Mondragoran Chronicles Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Barry James
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jordan Hanson was having a bad day. His girlfriend was acting distant, his cat had run off, his car was leaking oil, there was something screwy with the electrical system in his new house, and to top it all off he got caught in a storm. By the end of the day, though, Jordan would have given anything to get his old life back. Or any life at all, for that matter. Even an undead existence in which he was not about to be used as a tool to end the world would have been better than nothing....


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About the Author

Barry James was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1968. He wrote "Dreams of Darkness" while staying awake nights to watch over his baby daughter, as an alternative to the pediatrician's plan to hook her up to a monitor 24 hours a day. Barry currently teaches World History to 6th graders in Tempe, Arizona, and is working on the sequel to "Dreams of Darkness," entitled "Realms of Shadow." Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/barryjamesbooks

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  • File Size: 1020 KB
  • Print Length: 491 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477630430
  • Publisher: After Hours Publishing (February 8, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0077VLRDY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #722,326 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Totally Spooky Read! May 30, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Jordan Hanson, a nice guy, and modest book store clerk is slated to be much more than he could imagine. His own parents have sacrificed his soul to the Mondragoran, an alien species, to act as the key to Earth's destruction!
After dying in a bank hold-up, Jordan's soul is overcome by the essence of the Child of Shadows, that entity with the power to implement the Mondragoran's plans, but something has gone wrong! There is a spark of goodness, a certain strength and nobility of spirit within Jordan's soul the Mondragorans never counted on-

This is a powerful, beautifully written and edited novel. It's imagery, and descriptions are staggering and not for the faint of heart. Most importantly, for me, the characters were well drawn. You can feel this young man's courage, fear and hope.

Fine job, and an auspicious beginning for a strong new voice in horror fiction!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Lucinda
Format:Kindle Edition
Captivated by the dark cover of this delicious debut, I willingly plunged into a chilling tale of seductive Vampirism and mystical ambiance.
Any fan of authors such as Stephen King will note the eclectic mix of horror and supernatural, which creates such an intoxicatingly rich concoction of sinister narrative. Superstitious mindsets intertwine amid a spooky backdrop, presenting a sense of foreboding as to keep you on edge throughout. Descriptive language and details paint a strikingly clear picture of the setting, so as to bring Barry James' world {including creatures and Demons etc.} to life on the page. Incorporating well-developed characters that are strong and likeable, the engaging plot was deftly woven and wonderfully realised.

The first instalment within the Moondragoran chronicles takes you on a thrilling journey, which is designed to keep you sat in suspense throughout constantly wondering... From appealing Jordan to Lord Ackerman whom you love but equally hate, the story contains distinctly memorable characters whom I cannot wait to see develop more within the sequel. To say that Jordan was having a bad day was a great understatement! The opening of the story grabbed my attention instantly; pulling me into the most extraordinary, richly imagined world of wonder and outlandishness.

I highly recommend this addictive, darkly fascinating novel to readers of horror fiction and paranormal. I would like to thank the author for providing me with an e-copy to read and write an honest, non-biased review.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read October 28, 2012
By Kelly R
Format:Kindle Edition
First I want to say that Barry James is very talented with a great imagination. I have never read a book like this before, so I was a little skeptical at first. It is an original concept involving the battle between good and evil. I could actually see the different demons as I was reading. The characters in the story were very well developed from Jordan all the way to Lord Ackerman. He is wrking on the next book The sequel, Realms of Shadow.

"I received this book from the author for an honest review"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Jordan Hanson is having a bad day,ok the worst bad day in the history of the world, he just doesn't know it yet.

I was pleasantly surprised with dreams of darkness, from the Synopsis & the genre I thought it was just going to be a run of the mill horror novel but it turned out to be so much more. I also really enjoyed a male point of view, from both the character and author for a change.

Barry has done a wonderful job at bring this story to life , with such a complex plot & characters you would think you'd be weighted down or be utterly confused but I never was!
I really can't put into words how much I enjoyed it with out blabbering like a fool, so I'll simply say the plot, the Characters, the writing where all superb, if your into horror, urban fantasy or paranormal its a must read!
Hopefully there's a second but at the same time hopefully not because this book stands strong on its own.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Falls Flat September 29, 2012
Format:Paperback
I'm really perplexed when it comes to this book. It started off with so much promise. It had really interesting mythical concepts, a creative and imaginative storyline, and very vivid scenes. Unfortunately, that only lasted for a little while before the details bogged down the book and it became a chore to trudge through all the myth.

There's a fine line between enough detailed myth to keep the reader invested and create an atmospheric environment and bogging down the reader with uninteresting and irrelevant information. It's upsetting to me that this book couldn't maintain that balance since it really does have a lot of potential otherwise.

I wanted to like this book, but if I hadn't promised a review, I wouldn't have finished reading it. No disrespect to Mr. James - he has a lot of talent and I appreciate how much thought went into plotting out this novel. I think he would benefit from an editor of some sort helping to keep the pace of the book appropriate. Perhaps the sequel will live up to expectations, but I don't think I'll be checking it out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive Undertaking! July 28, 2012
Format:Paperback
Here is a novel of huge scope. A bit Lovecraftian (not in language, but in conceptualizations -- the Mondragoran, a Cthulhu-esque conglomeration of evil essences). In another sense, the book reminds me of Sturgeon's MORE THAN HUMAN, as it brings in characters with multiple telepathic/kinetic talents. I like the way James manages to keep the story going at a brisk pace; there are no "bog spots". The last three chapters kept me on the edge of my seat! And there is a symbolic gray dog in the first chapter that reappears at the end and howls...a sign of portent, perhaps -- could there be a sequel?
Some very nasty scenes of torture in this --but good wins out over evil--at least, for the time being! -Marge Simon
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3.0 out of 5 stars New concept between good and evil
Barry James has created a great story with some great characters. It is an original concept involving the battle between good and evil. Read more
Published 23 months ago by thegreendalmatian
3.0 out of 5 stars I should have stuck with YA
I liked the plot and the characters good story idea. Barry James is very talented with a great imagination. I could actually see the different demons as I read. Read more
Published on July 10, 2012 by ECARRION
5.0 out of 5 stars A refreshing change!
Dreams of Darkness by Barry James was my first read in the "urban horror fantasy" genre, and coming fresh off the Game of Thrones series, I didn't know what to expect. Read more
Published on June 6, 2012 by T. Lannister
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing new author!
To say that Jordan is having a bad day is a bit of an understatement, I think. Jordan is having an epically bad day to top all others. Read more
Published on April 9, 2012 by Sheri
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic!
My hat's off to Mr. James. The imagination and creativity that went into this book is absolutely amazing. Read more
Published on March 19, 2012 by Lanie Malone
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreams Of Darkness
This book was a great read, a real page turner!! One of a handful of books that made me do the "off to bed right after this chapter". Read more
Published on February 13, 2012 by Goosney
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read
Having never read an apocalyptic urban fantasy book before, I didn't know what to expect. I couldn't put the book down, I just had to know what was going to happen to Jordan next. Read more
Published on February 12, 2012 by Linda
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Barry James was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1968. He wrote "Dreams of Darkness" while staying awake nights to watch over his baby daughter, as an alternative to the pediatrician's plan to hook her up to a monitor 24 hours a day. Barry currently teaches World History to 6th graders in Tempe, Arizona, and recently completed the sequel to "Dreams of Darkness," entitled "Realms of Shadow."

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/barryjamesbooks

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