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Fear The Dark [Kindle Edition]

Martin P Kerrigan
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Winner of the Dream Realm Award for Horror.
AKA: Uluru Dreaming

From distant space the beyond gods of darkness have come.
To feed...
To destroy...
To crush the earth.

For in the darkness there are things.
Evil things.
Hateful things.
Hungry things.

And there are some people who eat darkness.

In a land you have never imagined.
In a place you have never been.
An old warrior and a young woman must find a way to
defeat the minions of the dark.
A powerful, shape changing monster created of earth ,
agony, death and blood.
And an enemy of savage depravity.
More than human...
And less.
Eaters of darkness.

There are many ways to die...
And the darkness knows them all.

If you have never been afraid of the dark...
You will be.

Fear The Dark!


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Review

5.0 out of 5 stars This Could Be The Perfect Horror Novel, January 30, 2012
This book was the most "out of left field" title I've ever received as a gift. I had no idea who the author was or what the book was about so I decided to give it my typical "20 pages to blow my mind" test. Less than 10 pages in I was fully hooked. It has EVERYTHING! Death, sex, horror, suspense, drug use... and it's not just done for shock value. I've been trying to read as many books as I can get my hands on in the past 9 months and this is the first one that literally had me on the edge of my seat. The writing is fantastic, the story is solid and the characters are brilliant! I couldn't put it down and now I'm left wanting another one from the author! This actually could be the best horror I've ever read.

From the Author

I have read a lot of Horror.

For a while I read many Stephen King and Dean Koontz books. As I read them I began to notice patterns in the writing.

Stephen King wrote two hundred pages of "In a boring town in Maine, with boring people doing boring things, a horror was awakening." Two hundred pages later, with nothing having happened and the horror only hinted at, I was thinking "Wake up!"
To be fair, the resolution of his books was often brilliant.  Just the prelude was boring as bat dung.

Dean Koontz wrote books that dragged you from the first page, at breakneck speed. Begging to be read to find out what happens next. Brilliant! Then, with everything still unresolved, I would realize that there were only five pages left in the book! Huh?! And a brilliant, compelling book would finish "And the monster died and they all lived happily ever after."
The End. WTF?!

So I decided to write a horror novel that would grab the reader by the throat from the first line, "The night creatures were stalking her.", and drag them through to an extended, thrilling, unforeseen climax that would leave the reader breathless and satisfied.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy Fear The Dark!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1065 KB
  • Print Length: 484 pages
  • Publisher: Wing Chun Club Publishing; 1 edition (January 23, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KZOSKE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #340,693 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fear The Dark May 29, 2012
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This is the most amazing story I have read in a very long time. I could not stop reading it and at the same time did not want it to end. Sadness, joy, friendship, loyalty, terror, very graphic, horror beyond belief and yet very believeable. You now have a new loyal fan. I feel guilty that I got this for free. I would have gladly paid anything you asked. What a wonderful, wonderful story. Thank you so very much. I highly recommend this book...
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars highly ambitious, large in scope February 24, 2012
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Most horror writers have depended on European spooks, monsters and mythology in the work, especially vampires, which have evolved from zombie-like cemetery dwellers to sexy romantic men. Meanwhile, Down Under, the continent of Australia, especially its native peoples ("aboriginies") have developed their own visions.
Yet only the little-known early movies of Peter Weir (before he went to Hollywood) -- Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Last Wave -- have tried to make use of it.
Fear the Dark is a large, sweeping and ambitious book. The universe as we know it is ending, giving evil a chance to take over. Yet a few hardy Australians dare to fight evil and restore the world. They include a form of supernatural creature.
My main objection would be to restructure the beginning to explain what's going on.
Be warned: the body count is high.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping Read April 14, 2012
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It is true that once you pick this book up, if you can take it, it's hard to put down. I did get a little discouraged that all the "good guys" were getting killed off...but that ended soon after I was almost at the saturation point. I found the interweaving of the Koori dreamtime stories completely absorbing...it is a truly imaginative story. I didn't find it to be that horrifying...maybe I'm jaded. A must read for anyone who can't get enough of this genre. I gave it 4 stars because it went on a little too long for me.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Could Be The Perfect Horror Novel January 30, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book was the most "out of left field" title I've ever received as a gift. I had no idea who the author was or what the book was about so I decided to give it my typical "20 pages to blow my mind" test. Less than 10 pages in I was fully hooked. It has EVERYTHING! Death, sex, horror, suspense, drug use... and it's not just done for shock value. I've been trying to read as many books as I can get my hands on in the past 9 months and this is the first one that literally had me on the edge of my seat. The writing is fantastic, the story is solid and the characters are brilliant! I couldn't put it down and now I'm left wanting another one from the author! This actually could be the best horror I've ever read.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wild Ride July 12, 2012
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Fear the Dark is truly a book that you cannot put down. Fast paced, brutal and raw, it leaves the reader constantly short of breath. The author's descriptive ability is amazing - I could see the scenes that he was describing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff! November 4, 2012
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Wild, gory, apocalyptic, sensitive and loving. This was a great effort by the author and a grand mash-up of love, legend, astronomy, horror, darkness vs. light on both cosmic and intimate scales. More please.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars keep the lights on April 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
this was truely a horrifying read. The characters were easy to follow through the flowing of one story line to the next. I loved the strength of the main character,Christina. I'm not sure I would have had the power to overcome half of the pain and suffering she'd been through. If you want a read that is guaranteed to give you nightmares then read this book....at night....if you dare!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Found this book on Reddit. I really liked it November 1, 2013
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There was never a dull moment with Fear The Dark. It has a nice Lovecraftian tone to it set in modern day Australia. I liked this book so much, I bought a copy for my dad. I would like to see more from the author.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Read while offshore Nigeria
This is my second reading of "Fear the Dark". Great fun, engrossing in every sense. Highly recommended for lovers of the genre.
Published 27 days ago by Troy Gessner
5.0 out of 5 stars Entirely worth it
I am not going to lie and say that this was a short read. Nor was it an easy read. It was long and difficult, but still entirely worth every moment. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lauren McCallister
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the Best
I thought I was going to enjoy this book at the outset. The beginning was great! It went downhill from there. The character development took way too long. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mistress Of Mystery
4.0 out of 5 stars Some drug use had to have at least some part in the creation on this...
While the story was very interesting, creative, unpredictable, and very graphically scary at times, I felt that it dragged on way too long at many parts. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Caitlyn Edler
3.0 out of 5 stars WORDY
This story got very "wordy" in parts. It could have been a more interesting story had it been better edited.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Bother...
I couldn't get into the characters and couldn't care less if they were all slaughtered in the first chapter. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jan
5.0 out of 5 stars thank u
was nicely packed it was wraped in bubble wrap and also had packed in paper in box wasnt broke and works
Published 13 months ago by wright's
3.0 out of 5 stars A new spin on the end of the world
The writing style is a little awkward makes following the action difficult at times. Still, given it's fresh spin on this genre, it rates a read. It was free when I down loaded it. Read more
Published 14 months ago by DCM
1.0 out of 5 stars Depressingly boring
Think of all the book/movie clichés you can think of.
1. Nihilist outlook. Check.
2. Denigrate western civilization. Check
3. Read more
Published 15 months ago by DeepThought
2.0 out of 5 stars could not get into it
I purchased the book based on the reviews. I read it about half way before I had to give up. I just could not get into it. It is more a paranormal book than a horror novel. Read more
Published 15 months ago by angelpenguin
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More About the Author

Martin P Kerrigan was lucky enough to be born in Sydney, Australia between gen X and Gen Y. Growng up in the 1970s, he worked aimlessly at various jobs while spending his time enjoying the wonderful lifestyle of Sydney's Northern Beaches.

Dabbling in playing classical guitar, playing cricket, football, tennis and squash, he wrote his first books, Angel of the Mourning and The Ernie Effect.

Discovering wing chun kung fu in 1989, he studied the wonderful martial art and was recognized as a sifu by the Ving Tsun Athletic Association in 2011.

He has published three further, best selling novels on the Amazon Kindle platform.

The Adventures of Princess Lau - a gentle, hilarious fantasy / comedy described as "an animated film for your mind".

Jokes for all Occasions. A collection of Jokes, oddly enough, for all occasions. Most importantly, in this book you will learn how to grammatically correctly rhyme "purple"!! Absolutely true!

Fear The Dark. An adult horror story of extreme violence and terror.

Martin is currently writing further books in the Princess Lau series.

He still lives happily on the Northern Beaches with his beautiful Chinese partner.

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