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Product Details

  • Paperback: 106 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1470034441
  • ISBN-13: 978-1470034443
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,918,328 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Five Stars: "I really enjoyed this book! It is quick, action packed, and engaging." -Book Nook Club


"It's a quick-paced adventure with roots in zombie literature and religious apocalyptica alike, and one I quite enjoyed." -Bliss Morgan

About the Author

Aaron Crocco can be summed up as a writer and a podcaster, but complicating issues further is the fact that he's a huge geek, Apple fanboy and loves Back to the Future so much that he owns a Delorean. In the mid-2000's, his writing spark was reignited and he's been tearing up the keyboard ever since, slinging words all over the place. Aaron's apocalyptic debut series AS DARKNESS ENDS explores the end of the world from many points of view. His short story PARADOX was published in November, 2011. He hails from Long Island, NY, the home of fishing, hockey, and Billy Joel. Aaron enjoys hockey, rock and roll, way too much ice cream, Nutella, and coffee.

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Aaron Crocco can be summed up as a writer and a podcaster, but complicating issues further is the fact that he's a huge geek, Apple fanboy and loves Back to the Future so much that he owns a Delorean. In the mid-2000′s his writing spark was reignited and he's been tearing up the keyboard ever since. His thriller Chrono Virus rocked readers with its original take on space travel. Aaron's apocalyptic debut series AS DARKNESS ENDS explores the end of the world from many points of view. His short story PARADOX was published in November, 2011. He hails from Long Island, NY and enjoys hockey, rock & roll, way too much ice cream, Nutella, and coffee.

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Can't wait for the next release.
Judith Swanson
The questions left by the first book of this series begin to get answered, and the reader knows all will be revealed by the end of the series.
Charles J. Kravetz
The story is absorbing and fast paced.
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Excitement, danger, apocalypse. They go together, and this has it all.

The earthquake hit the earth. A man seeking shelter and help disappeared. As others struggle to put meaning to their lives, the puzzle starts coming together. Not all who survived are what they were. Those not changed by the strangers path must struggle against those that were changed.

In taking a subject like the apocalypse and zombies, there are too many books out there already that repeat the subject matter. We all know the world ends as we know it, the zombies take over, and humanity all but disappears. Aaron Crocco has taken this subject in a different direction. In what promises to be a fantastic series, he is giving us two different stories that tie together very well.

These are short books, they can be read in a day or two. They are well written, and might cause you to grimmace in pain for the characters. The questions left by the first book of this series begin to get answered, and the reader knows all will be revealed by the end of the series.

I could easily recommend this to those who like a short horror story that won't keep anyone awake all night. I am looking forward the the rest of this series.
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By wayne on March 28, 2012
Format: Paperback
So we have an apocalyptic, end of days scenario. I liked the concept of the cataclysmic events and destruction of much of the human race, coupled with a supernatural angle. I didn't say "religious" angle, as the author was careful not to pin down specific religious deities or beliefs...it's a spiritual walk for any faith. The story is about good vs. evil. Demons and darkness and dread, oh my!

This is a fast-action, quickly-moving novella that doesn't stop to breathe...much like the characters' lives. There is good detail about the destruction; you are able to see and feel the grit.

I'm not typically drawn to novellas for the simple reason that they tend to have a quick pace that doesn't allow me to get to know my characters, or immerse me in the story. This story was no different.

I found the writing very basic. This is a tension-filled story, yet it was not written in a way that made me feel tense. There were times I didn't believe some of the emotions, because I didn't *feel* what the character was supposedly feeling. The beginning of the story, especially, seemed to try too hard. The author's descriptive prose fell far short of its goal, resulting in clunky sentences that didn't flow naturally, causing me to re-read them to get the jist of the author's intent. Run-on sentences were another issue for me.

I'm not quite sure I understood the end. Again, the fast, novella pace could be to blame. I would have liked things to slow down so I could absorb what was happening, especially with the wrap-up.

So, fast-paced, good concept; however, it could have better execution. At least for me. If you like your stories shorter rather than longer, you may give this one a try, and if you like action-filled, fast-paced stories, Redbacks may be just the kind of pace that you like.
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Redbacks, the second book in the "As Darkness Ends" series is even better than the first. The author this time tells what was happening while the events of the first book where happening. This time, the character that gave Travis Hunter the radio in the first book is fleshed out and we see what happens to James Cole and the survivors from the tent after the earthquake. We see James and his struggle to get off of Manhattan all while trying to survive the new havoc reeked by Travis. The story is fast paced and engaging. It also leaves the reader wanting more. Can't wait to read the next volume of the "As Darkness Ends" saga. A great follow up to the first book!
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By Judith Swanson on March 16, 2012
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I truly enjoyed reading this book. It helped to clear up some questions that I had about the development of James within the first book "As the Darkness Ends". All I could say is Wow!. In my wildest imagination I wouldn't have thought that he went through so much. Getting a closer look at Redbacks was an enormous plus. It showed me that my sympathy was misplaced in the first book. The interaction between James and Diane was so touching.
Outside of the main characters you also see a possibility of how humanity may react in the face of complete disaster. Forget zombies, watch out for Redbacks. Can't wait for the next release.
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