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The author leaves the ending in a rather neat place – you can either say the story is done, or did he set the stage for a continuation of the story? I’d be fine either way, but if there is a continuation of the story I would grab it and start reading it. If you like early Stephen King or modern day Scott Nicholson horror-type novels I believe you would like this one.
What I like about this book, in fact what I like about all four of Massa's books, is the brevity. Could this have been a fascinating, cerebral, and horrifying journey through space that pondered mans place in the universe? Yes it could have. But instead Massa gives us a quick, concise read that keeps us on the edge of our seat throughout. He always manages to plant seeds in the narrative that seem to serve the one purpose, only to grow later into a mind boggling plot twist. He does it with skill, like a magician who directs our attention one place while doing something simple and haunting in another. His story moves, his characters are well developed, his twists surprise and keep us turning the pages.
While not the cerebral journey I thought it would be, Massa did deliver a rousing action thriller set in deep space, far away from home with nobody to rely on but yourself to survive. In less than 150 pages he managed to fit in not only a full, suspenseful story, but such grand science-fiction themes such as man's base animal nature vs. technology and man's far reaching scientific hubris, as well as human themes like responsibility, courage, our desire to run away from our pasts, and our prejudice/ability to make that nearly impossible to achieve.Read more ›
Crossing the Darkness is a book that you will not want to put down until the end. This darkly atmospheric story opens with a woman awakening from cryo-sleep aboard a starship taking workers to mine asteroids. She tries to call the bridge to get help but there is no answer. Trying to find the bridge she ends up on a habitation deck where she discovers a dying man, brutally stabbed. There is nothing she can do to help him. Then she finds the crew. They are dead and have been for some time.
The woman is captured by another colonist and taken to the bridge where others have taken refuge. There is a killer aboard this ship who will kill every living being if they cannot find a way to stop him. This monster kills indiscriminately and without emotion. All 4,000 colonists in cryo-sleep are doomed unless two people can find a way to end the madness.
Author William Massa's fourth book is an exciting combination of horror, and cyber-punk science fiction. His imagination has created a tale of cat and mouse that builds to a terrifying climax.
If you like techno-thrillers, read this book. You won't be disappointed.
Imagine waking up after being cryogenically frozen to face an inhuman adversary who is always one step ahead with its own agenda for the human race, and you are an integral part of its plan.
The heroine, Fath Cadena, has been through a lot in her life, struggling to maintain her humanity, not letting life beat her down. She’s managed to endure it all using her wits and developing the inner strength to survive. Without the past, she won’t be able to survive the horrors awaiting her.
William Massa has done a wonderful job of developing his characters so that every thought, emotion and action is believable. Yet the pace never slows down. Like the characters, you don’t seem to get a moment to breathe…… and then….
There is something in Mr. Massa’s writing which lingers in the mind. Once you catch your breath, you find yourself thinking about the characters, then thinking about characters in his other novels. If you enjoy a good read and a well constructed plot, this is an author for you.
I received an advance copy of the book to read and review. I’ve read all of Mr. Massa’s books and they never disappoint.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very unique story that has the potential for an exceptional series. Massachusetts once again created a world that is so relevant to what is being created today.Published 2 months ago by JOHN Gorski
Faith Cadena spent the 10 years doing time in a penal colony for a mistake she made in her youth. Now, in an attempt to start over, she has decided to begin again by working on a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ms. Just One More Book
This was a great Science Fiction short story. Grabs you right from the start and I wasn't quite expecting the ending it had in store for me. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bob-O
Not a bad beach book. The plot is a little predictable, but it's a reasonable way to kill an hour.Published 9 months ago by Todd Krein
Well written written and enjoyable space monster book. Nothing to complicated but steady pace and keeps you turning the pages.Published 12 months ago by Joshua Palmer
‘Crossing the Darkness’ by Bill Massa is an amazingly pleasant surprise.
As a fan of the ‘Alien’ series, I went into this book feeling like I would just work my way... Read more
Crossing the Darkness for me was like a cross between Ascension and Pandorum with the added complex twists and action packed suspense. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Krissy Malott
I thought the book was great! I love science fiction combined with horror and I intend to read more by this author.Published 15 months ago by Kevin S.
This was a really fun story. Walking up from the long sleep and finding yourself in a running man scenario with an evil creature after you, only to realize you don't know the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by BW_PIPE6
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