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That said I did really like the story, although it is barely enough to begin with. I am not sure I will read more because I really don't like paying even 99 cents for such a short beginning to a story. I would advise the author to make the entire thing available in an "Omnibus" edition. When that is done I may read the rest.
I’m not quite sure how to review AFTER THE DARKNESS: EPISODE ONE. The first piece in a serial, Episode One feels very much like the opening two chapters of a larger book. Which it is, in a way. Unlike other serials I’ve read, though (and I admit that my experience here is limited; heck, I sometimes avoid reading duologies and trilogies until all the novels in the series are released!), Episode One doesn’t stand on its own; the story here feels incomplete, and the world-building, in need of further exploration.
Episode One opens with the kidnapping of 14-year-old Nadia and her younger sister Mila, seemingly for sale to slavers by mercenaries (or are they law enforcement officers?) Percy and Thomas. Nadia ends up at a Calcane City girls’ “hostel,” where she’s forced to compete with hundreds of other enslaved girls for tokens – and the entertainment of the elite, including her own kidnappers. We do not know what becomes of Mila, who wasn’t part of the contract, but simply found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s hinted that Nadia and Mila used to be part of the ruling class themselves – the term “level five” is bandied about – until their parents were betrayed by their compatriots. We’re not given any indication of her parents’ whereabouts, nor of how the girls have managed to care for themselves in the harsh, frozen landscape of Calcane City.
The premise is somewhat interesting, though I’m not sure it’s enough to compel me to pick up Episode Two. That’s the problem with serials – the format makes it way too easy to quit, especially if the author fails to hook you early on.Read more ›
This teaser novelette of 40 pages is the story of a dystopian future in which the rich and privileged have grown very rich and very privileged while the rest live out hard-scrabble lives at the bottom trying to stay alive.
The setting here is interesting though very much like a lot of other dystopian futures with large populations. The haves and the have-nots are at each other's throats as you'd expect. Sadly the editing here is very poor and the text is riddled with typos and errors. I don't think this even has the benefit of being able to say it's an advance copy. For such a short work I'm surprised the editing is so poor.
In summary, this tiny book has potential but needs cleaning up. It's also far too short to grab any serious interest as I'm ready to walk away and never think about it again. Many possibilities but none of them realized.
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Left me wanting more!
This book episode is only 40 pages. The story line once you find it, shows hope for being a good one. Read more
After the Darkness for me was weird and a bit hard to follow at times; it is in episodes however, so I assume some of the weirdness stems from not being able to fit it all in one... Read morePublished on July 26, 2014 by Sally Balboa
I thought I was getting an actual book, not a chapter. Hence, the 1 star... However, I am intrigued. This brief glimpse has piqued my interest.Published on July 10, 2014 by Ricki Gross
After the Darkness: Episode One by SunHi Mistwalker is a promising beginning to the After the Darkness serial. Read morePublished on May 19, 2014 by Maggiemay1992
Calcane City is a harsh, dispirited place; it is also the setting for a tense and interesting start to what looks to be an engaging read. Read morePublished on September 15, 2013 by Bookish Girl
Good story, but very disappointed in the shortness of the piece vs. the cost. I felt cheated. I felt like I was paying for a sample or long chapter per episode.Published on August 28, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Nadia Comani is cast down from a life of privilege and comfort to leading a life of servitude because her family stood up for what they believed in. Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by Lauren Johnson
Just started to get some inkling of the plot, and ....... the end. Might be a great book, but, what I got for $.99 was not even a whole short story. Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by Edward
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