Thursday, 6 August 2009

Book Review: DARK WORLDS: BOOK 1: PROJECT 31 BY ZACK DAGGY


Genre: Horror
Publisher: Booksurge (Feb 2009)
Pages: 249 (Paperback)
ISBN-10:
1439226261
ISBN-13:
978-1439226261








Synopsis:

On the surface, Careview may seem like a nice place to live. What with its small town feel and family owned diners, many visitors have used such words as quaint and charming while passing through. Though for those that stay long enough, such words as sinister and evil have later been used. There is a darkness in Careview. One that connects the fates of four of its citizens. A serial killer with a collection, a psychic with an agenda, a woman with a family secret, and a returning son with a traumatic past, together must brave the storm. One that has been brewing beneath the surface for nearly thirty-one years. And all that time, I’ve been watching............

From the mind of Zack Daggy comes the first installment of The Dark Worlds Trilogy. An original horror series that’s sure to remind you why you should fear the dark.

First Line:

October 31st, 1946, 11:31 p.m.

"What the bloody hell are you doing here, Alister?"


These are the words of Alister Smith, a man who is about to sell his soul, a decision which has far reaching and horrific results for the inhabitants of Careview.

This is the sort of book that you don't want to read when you're all alone in the dark evenings! There were many gory moments, people having strange recurring nightmares and various oddballs.

Zack Daggy's easy writing style was a page turner as the story weaved back and forth in time and we were introduced to various characters who later turned out to be inextricably linked to each other: some good, some evil.

One of my favourite characters was Lilly who discovered that she had special powers passed down through her family, such as reducing a couple, who were trying to sacrifice her, into ashes, including the furniture and all her clothes! She had some of the funniest lines in the book - yes there was humour as well as the scary bits.

There was also Casey, a man who could see the past, present and future of every person he met, due to a horrific experiment in 1977 with tragic consequences.

This is a well-written and pacy horror story with bewitching characters; and is the 1st in a trilogy; at the end of the book is a tantalising snippet of the next book, carrying on with more of the same bloodshed!




TITLE: DARK WORLDS: BOOK 1: PROJECT 31
AUTHOR: ZACK DAGGY

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