Kindle Price: $3.00
Read this title for free. Learn more
Read for Free
with Kindle Unlimited
OR

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Fear The Dark by [Kerrigan, Martin P]
Kindle App Ad

Fear The Dark Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 35 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$3.00
Paperback
"Please retry"
$59.88

Length: 484 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Age Level: 18 - 18

At Winter's End (The New Springtime) (Volume 1) by Robert Silverberg
"At Winter's End" by Robert Silverberg
Dragons, witches and epic space battles, set amid frozen worlds. Cool off this summer with these icy science fiction and fantasy reads. Learn more | See related books
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Editorial Reviews

Review

5.0 out of 5 stars This Could Be The Perfect Horror Novel, January 30, 2012
This book was the most "out of left field" title I've ever received as a gift. I had no idea who the author was or what the book was about so I decided to give it my typical "20 pages to blow my mind" test. Less than 10 pages in I was fully hooked. It has EVERYTHING! Death, sex, horror, suspense, drug use... and it's not just done for shock value. I've been trying to read as many books as I can get my hands on in the past 9 months and this is the first one that literally had me on the edge of my seat. The writing is fantastic, the story is solid and the characters are brilliant! I couldn't put it down and now I'm left wanting another one from the author! This actually could be the best horror I've ever read.

From the Author

I have read a lot of Horror.

For a while I read many Stephen King and Dean Koontz books. As I read them I began to notice patterns in the writing.

Stephen King wrote two hundred pages of "In a boring town in Maine, with boring people doing boring things, a horror was awakening." Two hundred pages later, with nothing having happened and the horror only hinted at, I was thinking "Wake up!"
To be fair, the resolution of his books was often brilliant.  Just the prelude was boring as bat dung.

Dean Koontz wrote books that dragged you from the first page, at breakneck speed. Begging to be read to find out what happens next. Brilliant! Then, with everything still unresolved, I would realize that there were only five pages left in the book! Huh?! And a brilliant, compelling book would finish "And the monster died and they all lived happily ever after."
The End. WTF?!

So I decided to write a horror novel that would grab the reader by the throat from the first line, "The night creatures were stalking her.", and drag them through to an extended, thrilling, unforeseen climax that would leave the reader breathless and satisfied.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy Fear The Dark!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1375 KB
  • Print Length: 484 pages
  • Publisher: Wing Chun Club Publishing; 1 edition (January 23, 2012)
  • Publication Date: January 23, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004KZOSKE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #483,725 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is the most amazing story I have read in a very long time. I could not stop reading it and at the same time did not want it to end. Sadness, joy, friendship, loyalty, terror, very graphic, horror beyond belief and yet very believeable. You now have a new loyal fan. I feel guilty that I got this for free. I would have gladly paid anything you asked. What a wonderful, wonderful story. Thank you so very much. I highly recommend this book...
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Most horror writers have depended on European spooks, monsters and mythology in the work, especially vampires, which have evolved from zombie-like cemetery dwellers to sexy romantic men. Meanwhile, Down Under, the continent of Australia, especially its native peoples ("aboriginies") have developed their own visions.
Yet only the little-known early movies of Peter Weir (before he went to Hollywood) -- Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Last Wave -- have tried to make use of it.
Fear the Dark is a large, sweeping and ambitious book. The universe as we know it is ending, giving evil a chance to take over. Yet a few hardy Australians dare to fight evil and restore the world. They include a form of supernatural creature.
My main objection would be to restructure the beginning to explain what's going on.
Be warned: the body count is high.
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book was the most "out of left field" title I've ever received as a gift. I had no idea who the author was or what the book was about so I decided to give it my typical "20 pages to blow my mind" test. Less than 10 pages in I was fully hooked. It has EVERYTHING! Death, sex, horror, suspense, drug use... and it's not just done for shock value. I've been trying to read as many books as I can get my hands on in the past 9 months and this is the first one that literally had me on the edge of my seat. The writing is fantastic, the story is solid and the characters are brilliant! I couldn't put it down and now I'm left wanting another one from the author! This actually could be the best horror I've ever read.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It is true that once you pick this book up, if you can take it, it's hard to put down. I did get a little discouraged that all the "good guys" were getting killed off...but that ended soon after I was almost at the saturation point. I found the interweaving of the Koori dreamtime stories completely absorbing...it is a truly imaginative story. I didn't find it to be that horrifying...maybe I'm jaded. A must read for anyone who can't get enough of this genre. I gave it 4 stars because it went on a little too long for me.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Wild, gory, apocalyptic, sensitive and loving. This was a great effort by the author and a grand mash-up of love, legend, astronomy, horror, darkness vs. light on both cosmic and intimate scales. More please.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
While the story was very interesting, creative, unpredictable, and very graphically scary at times, I felt that it dragged on way too long at many parts. The whole storyline, however, was very unique. There were new concepts of life and reality. The characters and places were developed very well, and there were many different parts of the story to put together. It was so imaginative that I had to finish it to see how everything came together, even though I became frustrated at the length at times. The book did not disappoint in the very long end, but parts could have been shortened up with the same effect.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I don't care what kind of amazing evil you create. If there is not a character the reader can care about, there's just no motivation to read it. I can even get into a story with no protagonist if the bad guys are hateful enough to make me want to see them defeated. The baddies here are totally one-dimensional. You can have a good character-driven horror, but you still need a plot. A good plot-driven horror still needs character development. This book may be creative, fast-paced, and graphically horrifying, but in the end, it's the horror equivalent of gonzo porn.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
There was never a dull moment with Fear The Dark. It has a nice Lovecraftian tone to it set in modern day Australia. I liked this book so much, I bought a copy for my dad. I would like to see more from the author.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Fear The Dark
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Fear The Dark

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?