Dark Earth by Jason Halstead
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dark Earth by Jason Halstead
Reviewed for Freebookdude.com for August 13 2012
A 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 scruple to do some philosophical and moral questioning, either, as protagonist Eric Baxter, single father of a now thirteen-year-old witchy daughter (and I mean that in quite the literal sense), struggles to make sense of first, the attacks on his daughter and himself by humans, and then by an oversize, over-powerful wolf. If that isn’t bizarre enough, he discovers that, well, fairy tales really do come true-good or bad.
Strong characters, great description, and exciting adventure make this a compelling novel that will encourage readers to be eager for a sequel.
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