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Dark Earth Book of the Dark Earth seriesEric s dreams were shattered when his wife was taken from him by a reckless driver on a snowy Alaskan road All that remained was his newborn daughter Jessica Uprooting

  • Title: Dark Earth
  • Author: Jason Halstead
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Book 1 of the Dark Earth seriesEric s dreams were shattered when his wife was taken from him by a reckless driver on a snowy Alaskan road All that remained was his newborn daughter, Jessica Uprooting to provide a safer life for his child, Eric moved back home to northern Michigan.Thirteen years later with Jessica raising the bar in everything she does, darkness returns tBook 1 of the Dark Earth seriesEric s dreams were shattered when his wife was taken from him by a reckless driver on a snowy Alaskan road All that remained was his newborn daughter, Jessica Uprooting to provide a safer life for his child, Eric moved back home to northern Michigan.Thirteen years later with Jessica raising the bar in everything she does, darkness returns to the Baxter s life in the form of a crazed gunman Surviving the assassin and seeking answers, Eric has to dig into the secrets of an unbelievable past hidden between the pages of history.Look for these other Dark Earth series books Book 1 Dark EarthBook 2 Devil s IceboxBook 3 Soul MatesAnd these other Dark Earth setting books VoicesBountyThe Lost Girls series

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    1 thought on “Dark Earth

    1. This novel started strong - the characters were interesting, the writing good and the emotions portrayed convincing and powerful. Eric's dedication to his daughter was admirable and Jessica was appealing and interesting. There were some truly tense scenes and good horror/suspense novel fare. Then things started to go downhill. The warder was a weak and pointless character, serving only to dump some information and then essentially commit suicide in a truly stupid manner. And it deteriorated furt [...]

    2. An interesting book, the story kept me coming back, wanting to know what would happen next. The story is about love and what a parent would do to protect a child.

    3. This was a very interesting book, different from what I usually read. There were a lot of twists and turns. I liked their decision to stay and make good changes to the dark earth

    4. From Lilac Wolf and StuffI found this ebook free on and I thought it looked like something I would read should I ever have the time. Well this weekend I found myself stuck in a kindergarten class with nothing but my blackberrywhich thankfully had this loaded in the kindle reader on it. I thought it looked very dark and exciting, but it starts out like a chick lit kind of story. Eric loses his wife in a car accident but his unborn baby girl is saved. They move back to Norther Michigan (my backya [...]

    5. In my opinion "Dark Earth" seems aimed at a younger Young Adult audience.Jason Halstead starts off the story in modern US and then takes us to a parallel world set to a pre-industrial age. He describes this "Dark Earth" as meaner and greedier than our own. Perhaps that is due to the younger audience he is writing for and possibly a need to create a good and a bad world. I certainly know of plenty of people who are as mean and greedy on our side of the gates. Places that are more or less pre-indu [...]

    6. It took me a bit to read this because I've been busy, not because it wasn't fabulous! I picked it up EVERY chance I got. Let me tell you that if you want a book that keeps you rolling, this is it. Everytime I thought I figured out where the story was going, Halstead took it somewhere else entirely. I never knew what was coming from one moment to the next. The main character was great; a strong man, father, and fisherman. Everything he did was completely "in character" and at the same time surpri [...]

    7. Review of Dark Earth by Jason HalsteadReviewed for Freebookdude for August 13 20125 StarsA fascinating novel, “Dark Earth” had me riveted from the first sentences. A winning and delectable combination of contemporary culture, intense familial bonding, magic, superstition, high fantasy, and sword-and-sorcery-along with parallel dimensions and dimensional portals-“Dark Earth” will satisfy almost any readers looking for a story that will entrance and compel. Author Jason Halstead doesn’t [...]

    8. Eric is a man who has lost a lot. His mother, his wife, and has moved to the middle of nowhere to raise his daughter. It is only when the world (and another world as well) comes to his home and world that he has to face what and who he and his daughter really are. This novel is just as the title suggests, it is dark. There is a lot of death, even from the very first chapter. But even then it is still a really beautiful story. Eric is a strong man who after being introduced to a new and strange w [...]

    9. I didn't know what to expect when I started this novel, not knowing it was a fantasy story. I have this perception that I don't really like fantasy, but I'm totally wrong. This was a terrific read, fast-paced with fully-developed characters but here's where the author really got me. This tale is completely driven by the hero's intense love for and connection with his daughter. Eric's deep emotion resonated with me and his tribulations over his daughter's life before the action even began was tha [...]

    10. having read lost girls (all four books) by this authour I went on to read this series. The books are well written and thoroughly enretaining. This, the first in the series, follows our two main vharacters a father and daughter as they are drawn into a strange and at times scary new dimension or parellel copy of the earth we all know. His writing is quite soft at times others hard hitting, he flirts with erotica without actually doing more than hinting at any thing concrete, he also seems to have [...]

    11. -Mundos paralelos y fantasía.-Género. Narrativa fantástica.Lo que nos cuenta. Tras un accidente automovilístico en Alaska, Eric queda como único progenitor al frente de la educación de su hija Jessica, que trece años después ha crecido como cualquier otro niño con la peculiaridad de mostrar un don especial para el dibujo, con resultados muy detallados y realistas. Cuando un desconocido trata de acabar con la vida de Jessica, los acontecimientos empiezan a desarrollarse de forma inespera [...]

    12. This book is an example of strong writing in need of a slightly stronger plot. I thought Halstead did an excellent job introducing locations and characters as well as conveying emotions. I was hooked for at least the first half, but not so much for the second half. I wanted Halstead to tell me more about the magic of Dark Earth because it seems like it should have been really important, but it turned out that is was mostly ignored. I also agree with others who have said they were disappointed th [...]

    13. I absolutely loved the beginning, it literally brought tears to me eyes, but as the book progressed it just continued to loose my attention bit by bit until I found it frustrating and couldn't finish it. I think this book could be great but could do with an investment of a good editor, I'm afraid to say I did not enjoy this book, although it had promise, and still does! There are a couple of plot faults and loose ends and the writing just needs a little touch up.If these improvements are ever pu [...]

    14. Jason Halstead writes smoothly and I think I would have enjoyed the book at least as well had he gone a more usual storyline, but YA seems to mean paranormal these days so he went with the flow. How does a father face the strange news that his daughter is more than human or that neither of them will ever live normally again? He displays uncommon courage, becomes wounded over and over again and follows after her to a place no modern man has ever gone before. This book seems to me like the beginni [...]

    15. I read the Editorial Review and found it held my interest. It makes me want to purchase the book.Your wording makes me feel the emotions of the father wanting to protect his daughter. The various powers the daughter and father have draw me into wanting to read more.I recently purchased the Dark Earth(Kindle Story)and found it so interesting I overlooked the grammatical errors.In my opinion, Jason Halstead is a storyteller. Josephine Calabrese

    16. This book is written well within the boundaries of Fantasy; we have wardens, werewolves, witches, evil Lords, misguided assassins - you name it. The story is evenly paced and entertaining. The rapport and repartee between father and daughter is especially fun to read. The character development is steady as father and daughter learn more about each other and the "gifts" they possess.First in a series.

    17. I enjoyed many aspects of this book. The first part seemed a little heavy on the back story but the characters were compelling enough for me to keep waiting for something major to happen. Then it did and the story races toward the end. It begs for a sequel since the story ends rather abruptly with little clue as how the main characters will deal with dilemma the story lead up to. Left me wanting more chapters.

    18. A very good book to read. It could still use a little polishing in some areas as I felt it moved a tad too fast, or some details that should have been there were omitted But overall it was imaginative and unique, and wasn't written too childishly and still contained mature elements that made it easier for a fan of mature young adult novels to read and still enjoy. Can't wait for the second book.

    19. In general, I found Dark Earth an intriguing story badly written. I'm doing that awful habit of mine at the moment where I'm reading lots of varied books at once and I think Dark Earth suffered a bit in comparison to the rest. Jason Halstead is obviously a hugely prolific writer but I'd rather he spent a bit more time tightening this up before rushing on to the next. I don't think I'll be continuing this series.

    20. This book started out amazing and kept on going. I loved the characters and loved how the father (our main character) progressed throughout the book. His character grew and grew and I couldn't wait to see what happened next. I wasn't thrilled with the ending, and wanted to see what was going to happen. Is the world as we know it going to be okay? Uggggg, the suspence :) I would recommend this author. He's gifted at writing and has an amazing imagination.

    21. Interesting and novel enough to keep me reading, but just barely. I wasn't very interested in the story line and the gushing father was a bit off-putting and almost bordered on weird. Seemed more like he worshipped his daughter more than he loved her. All in all it was written well, but not very intriguing. Not sure if I'll read the sequel

    22. Eric Baxter's pregnat wife is killed in an accident in Washington state. Thirteen years later the same man tries to kill Eric's daughter because she she has magical powers. Eric and his daughter are transported to a midevil alternative world where there struggle to survive and get home continues.

    23. Alternate universe mixed with magic. Just my cup of tea. It's a series of books so I am on to the next one.

    24. It started off good and I thought it would have picked up half way through but it continued to be annoyingly slow. I forced myself to finish and even with it being slow I did enjoy it.

    25. Dark EarthFast and fun to read. Like a twisted fairy tale. I would recommend this book to any young adult for entertainment.

    26. A lot better then it leads you to believe when you read the description, the author is actually a great writer.

    27. The only reason I finished this book is because it is so short. It was very easy to read but I have nothing else positive to say about this book.

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