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Length: 484 pages Word Wise: Enabled Age Level: 18 - 18

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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)
  • Publication Date: January 23, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KZOSKE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,282 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Martin P Kerrigan was lucky enough to be born in Australia between gen X and Gen Y. Growing up in the 1970s, he worked aimlessly at various jobs while spending his time enjoying the wonderful lifestyle of the Northern Beaches.

There 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.

He practices manifesting joy, happiness and abundance for himself and all the people that
he loves. He is an awed observer of the incredible beauty and magic of our world. He
laughs a great deal.

His interests are eclectic and varied.

Classical guitar. Wing Chun kung fu. Writing novels. Being really, really, really, incredibly good looking.

Life is great and getting better every day.

May all his readers live long and prosper!

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Toni L. Veit on 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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Richard Stooker on 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 By S. Davis on January 30, 2012
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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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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Zaslow on 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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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Liz on 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 By Daniel P. Wela on 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 By Samantha on April 9, 2012
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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 By Amazon Customer on 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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