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5 Stars: "... a truly excellent read." - InD'tale Magazine

"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

From the Author

As always with my books, there are twists and turns in this one. So please enjoy, please review (those reviews really help others find the books!), but please don't reveal spoilers that will ruin the experience for others!

Product Details

  • File Size: 4861 KB
  • Print Length: 431 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Michaelbrent Collings (August 11, 2014)
  • Publication Date: August 11, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MK84LE6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #199,668 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Michaelbrent Collings is one of the top indie horror writers in the US, one of Amazon's Most Popular Horror Writers (for three years and counting!), and an international bestseller in 40+ countries. He is also a produced screenwriter who works in Hollyweird, though he has never "done lunch" or engaged the services of a waxer.

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.

Sign up at for advance notice of MbC's new releases, sales, and freebies. You will also be kept safe when the Glorious Revolution begins! MWA-hahahahaha!

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ellen Coffman on September 20, 2014
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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. I wish someone had mentioned in their glowing reviews of the book that this is really about religion. I'd like to provide more information, but for those who really want to read this book, I won't give it all away.I will merely say that I absolutely hated it. I can live with aliens, man-made plagues, asteroid-hits, and even zombies. But this religious apocalypse stuff is more than I can stomach, particularly when I am led through half of the book to think this is about something entirely different.. I think I owe it to fellow readers to tell them this much. At least then you know what you are getting into when you buy this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. M. Purcill on August 10, 2014
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Richard on August 10, 2014
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By moof3r on August 9, 2014
Format: Paperback
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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