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This Darkness Light [Kindle Edition]

Michaelbrent Collings
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A man with no past, but who holds the future of the world in his hands.
A woman who has sworn to protect him, for reasons she does not understand.
A killer who must destroy them, or lose all he holds dear.
They are running—from each other, from the plague that is killing all around them, from the dark forces beyond their understanding.

Running from shadow to shadow. From dark to dark.
Hoping to find light. Hoping that this darkness is not all there is.
Hoping…because hope is all they have in This Darkness Light

Editorial Reviews


"This Darkness Light is [Collings'] latest and honestly greatest work..." - Media Mikes

"[P]ick up any of his novels, but especially his latest, This Darkness Light, you won't be disappointed." - The Horror Drive-In

THIS DARKNESS LIGHT is another winner." - The Horror Fiction Review

Product Details

  • File Size: 4861 KB
  • Print Length: 431 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Michaelbrent Collings (August 11, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MK84LE6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,289 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I am never going to be able to hear a cough on a plane the same way again. It doesn’t matter what sort of cough, be it a little throat clearing puff or a chesty, resonant bullhorn – I am going to think the world is coming to an end. All because of Michaelbrent Collings’ This Darkness Light.

This Darkness Light keeps you totally off-kilter from the opening chapter, and hauls you around by your plummeting gut, or your lip-biting anxiety, and you wouldn’t want it any other way. There isn’t a single character who you don’t keep an eye on simply because they are not what you expected, and you know that you aren’t getting the whole story from anyone.

Chapters are begun with emails between the President of the USA, and a guy referred to only as X. There’s a kind-of mercenary, an ICU nurse, and a guy who survived a chest wound a couple of hours ago (but shouldn’t have). There are car chases, creepy bad guys, creepy good guys, all bundled up into one high-explosive, bladder-clenching, oh-crap-please-what-NOW mind grenade of awesomeness and not wanting to turn your light off, ever again.

The ending may not be a favourite to some readers, but for me the total whiplash that came with it had me chewing over the bones of the story for days afterwards, and loving the ending the more I thought about it… Even if I am never going to be able to look at priests or people coughing the same way ever again. Collings’ prose is rich, at times sparse, and delivers a wallop or a bad case of nerves as required. The plot rockets along, the conversations sing, and it’s a terrifying delight to be abducted by. Michaelbrent Collings is firmly on my “automatic buy” authors list… I just have to remember to read him in the day. And not on planes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A rollercoaster ride through the end of the world August 10, 2014
By Richard
Format:Kindle Edition
John and Isaiah are two men swept up in a conflict they know nothing about and pitted against each other by forces beyond their control. A global outbreak of a disease that turns people into monsters is sweeping the globe. The shadowy Mr. Dominic and his henchmen seem to have all the cards and seem to be the only ones who know what is going on.

This is a very fun, fast paced book about a race against time to stop the outbreak. Isaiah, a priest turned hitman, is blackmailed by Mr. Dominic to kill the spreader of the disease, the amnesic John. Meanwhile, the President of the United States is going increasingly insane trying to keep up appearances while the outbreak spins out of control. Each chapter starts out with e-mails from the President to a Mr. X (who seems to be Dominic) about how to handle this situation. As Mr. X keeps blowing off the Presidents panic, the stress level for the commander in chief grows and he becomes unhinged and his e-mails become quite hilarious.

All of the main characters are drawn rather well. Collings gives us enough insight into who they are in their introduction for us to grasp who they are and what they are about. The best character in the book is Dominic's henchman Melville -- a sociopath whom can get away with anything thanks to Dominic's power. Melville certainly enjoys his stature as Dominic's right hand man, and does things that are sickly hilarious and cringe worthy.

The only drawback with this book is that it's telling a larger story that we don't see because we're mainly stuck between John and Isaiah's narratives. I'm not saying Collings should have gone the Stephen King route and taken a catalog of the life and times of the entire human race, but I felt the story could have used a bit more fleshing out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Darkness Light - A Must Read August 9, 2014
By moof3r
A man wakes. He doesn't know where he is. He doesn't know what his name is. What he does know, is the make and model of the bed he's sleeping in. He reaches towards the end, takes his patient sheet, and see's his name. John Doe. This couldn't be his real name though, that's a name they give to those who are unidentifiable. That's when it hits him, and his world comes crashing down like a tumble of bricks.

John is an experiment, a closely guarded secret that very few know about, and even less are trying to stop. He exits the room, and upon searching finds a nurse by the name of Serafina. She befriends him, not knowing his capabilities, or what he may be carrying. This is when both of their worlds collide and turn into an adrenaline paced terror that could end them, and could end the world.

Michaelbrent Collings is a name that is synonymous in my mind with action, thriller, horror, and adrenaline paced fury in writing. This is the fifth book of his I have had the pleasure of reading, and like I've said before, definitely will not be the last. His writing pulls you in, he keeps his characters fresh, believable, and his writing crisp. He has your eyes glued to the page, and leaves you wanting more. There is a reason you should read this author sooner than later, and it is because his writing is just that good. So do yourself a favor, check him out online, and pick up any of his novels, but especially his latest, This Darkness Light, you won't be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By wayward
Format:Kindle Edition
Michaelbrent Collings writes horror that moves at a breakneck pace. And yet, as much as I'd expect novels written this way to be disappointing and shallow, Mr. Collings seldom allows that to happen. He shoots for the moon, and if he misses the mark, you at least get an enyoable ride out of the deal.

This Darkness Light begins with the promise of a horror novel about a disease. A nasty and quickly acting disease. It brings a nurse, a nameless man with a potentially deadly secret unknown even to himself, a troubled professional assassin, and the Federal Government together into its cast of characters, as things seemingly start to unravel with the threat of an epidemic.

And then, the focus shifts. Several times over the course of this novel, Collings takes his freight train of bullets and blood, and swings it hard to the right. Everything you had read up until that point must be viewed in a new light. This happens more than once or twice, and the last couple of pages in the novel show a much different reality than the first couple. This is true of many of Mr. Collings' works, but especially true here.

If you liked Darkbound, if you liked Crime Seen, you'll like this. If you liked The Loon, if you liked Apparition, you'll like this. If you want to read horror that moves at the pace of an out of control freight train, and somehow still manages to surprise, you'll like this.

This is not my typical taste in horror fare. I like to experience existential crises, I like to savor dread and doubt. This novel is short on dread, but long on an undeniable style that sweeps you along and brooks no argument.

Even if you have some quibbles, in the end, with how things shake out, you will, I think, appreciate having taken the time to read This Darkness Light.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Notch Supernatural Thriller
This Darkness Light, Michaelbrent Collings's book about good and evil, is the first book I have read by this author. Having said that, I will be reading more of his works. Read more
Published 2 months ago by BWMatthews
5.0 out of 5 stars High Praise Indeed
This is how much I liked "This Darkness Light": I had about an hour and a half's worth of reading left in the book, when the much-anticipated new Stephen King book arrived... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kimberly A
4.0 out of 5 stars Explorer
This author develops characters that seem so real and alive which allows the reader to jump off into another world even it's only temporarily.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars an amazing story with heart
I have read all of Michaelbrent Collings books, and as usual, I was highly impressed with this book. No, not impressed, blown away! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Tina Idano
2.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely hated this.
I usually enjoy the books by Mr Collings. Not this one. In fact, I felt mislead. This isn't about a plague at all. Not really. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ellen Coffman
5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping, compelling read!
Serafina and John are on the run, they are running from a killer who wants them dead. They come across a man who is a lost soul, will he be the answer to their problems, or is he... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sheri A. Wilkinson
4.0 out of 5 stars From "The Horror Fiction Review"
I sat down to this book thinking it’d be a nice break from worries about the state of the world and certain current events like oh say we’re all going to get Ebola. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Christine
5.0 out of 5 stars Horror, Suspense, Tension and Pace. This Book Delivers!
This is the first book I have read by Michaelbrent Collings. It won't be the last. Right from the first page, the reader sets out on a rocky, frightening road where it is... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Catherine Cavendish
5.0 out of 5 stars "This Darkness Light" is the latest and honestly greatest work that...
Collings does it again!! Another winner! I started reading Michaelbrent's work by chance one day when I came across it after reviewing a film that he wrote called "Barricade" for... Read more
Published 6 months ago by amzonbestbuyz
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!
Mr. Collings does it again. Can I just say wow! unfortunately, I wasn't able to post this review as soon as I would've liked due to some stuff on the homefront. Read more
Published 6 months ago by I'm a Runner.
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More About the Author

Michaelbrent Collings is a #1 bestselling novelist and screenwriter, and one of Amazon's Most Popular Horror Writers.

His bestsellers include The Colony Saga, Strangers, Darkbound, Apparition, The Haunted, The Loon, and the YA fantasy series The Billy Saga.

He hopes someday to develop superpowers, and maybe get a cool robot arm.

Michaelbrent has a wife and several kids, all of whom are much better looking than he is (though he admits that's a low bar to set), and much MUCH cooler than he is (also a low bar).

He also has a Facebook page at and can be followed on Twitter through his username @mbcollings.

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