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Dark (The Dark Series #1) by Paul L Arvidson – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Dark (The Dark Trilogy Book 1)Dark by Paul L. Arvidson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Star
Dark (The Dark Series #1) by Paul L Arvidson
Dark is the first Book in The Dark Series and the first book I’ve read by this Author. I had a hard time getting into at first but the more I read and the further I got into it I had a hard time putting it down. This is not my usual genre but the more I read the more I’m starting to get into it. In this story there is plenty of action, adventure, mystery and even danger. Dun is having terrifying dreams and finds himself on a journey with a old friend, a new friend, and a mysterious Myrch. Will Dun find the answers he’s looking for? What does Dun’s future look like? Find out what happens next. I recommend reading this book. I will be checking out other books by this Autho

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Dark (The Dark Series #1) by Paul L Arvidson – Review by Maura Harper

Dark (The Dark Trilogy Book 1)Dark by Paul L. Arvidson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The first book in “The Dark Trilogy” DARK sets up a whole new world the likes of which I’ve never read before. It’s a really cool premise. New explorations and discovery.

The writing is detailed and confusing at the same time. At times it is very visual, but I’m not quite sure WHAT I was supposed to be visualizing (I know this doesn’t make sense, you have to read the book to “get it”.

I will continue with the series and I look forward to having my questions answered.

Review by @mauraharper

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Dark (The Dark Series #1) by Paul L Arvidson – Review by Heather Lovelace

Dark (The Dark Trilogy Book 1)Dark by Paul L. Arvidson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Oh my word!! Ok so here’s the deal. If you are looking for a dark fantasy, an unexpected treasure, a twisted tale…THIS book is most definitely for you. I was hooked on the first page. I can see how a reader could be confused if they have to step away from the story for long. But this was one I just simply couldn’t put down. Fascinating, rich in detail, fantastic characters – what a beginning to what looks to be an amazing series. Arvidson is extremely gifted with his words and I look forward to picking up the next book as soon as it is released.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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Dark (The Dark Series #1) by Paul L Arvidson – Review by Debi Kircher

Dark (The Dark Trilogy Book 1)Dark by Paul L. Arvidson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dark (The Dark Series #1) by Paul L Arvidson

4 Stars

I needed something different and I definitely got that by going totally out of my comfort zone with this book. This is my first read by this author and even though this is not a chosen everyday genre for me it filled the bill for what I was looking for and I’m kind of thinking I will be looking for whatever else he might have available.

It was the writing that had me hooked and once I got going and comfortable I had a hard time putting it down. It was easy for me to stay involved because I never got so out there confused like normal while reading this genre and I really appreciated that.

I actually felt like I was roaming through the tunnels, or the pipes with Dun, Tali, and Padj and was scared through most of this book as I’m extremely scared of the dark, which is why I think this book was the one I chose.

I’m actually looking forward to reading the next in this series and that kind of surprises me.

I highly recommend this book especially if your looking for something outside of your safe little box like I was.

Awesome

Review by @debikircher

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Dark (The Dark Series #1) by Paul L Arvidson – Review by Jenni Bishop

Dark (The Dark Trilogy Book 1)Dark by Paul L. Arvidson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dark (The Dark Series #1) by Paul L Arvidson is a fantasy sci fi story and is a dark tale. It is a story that has plenty of mystery and adventure, action and danger that keeps you intrigued. There were unexpected twists and turns and the world building was good, which helped to make it a reality that was believable. I did however think that the story could be
expanded a little more in some areas but it did not detract from the overall story. I really liked the characters, they are well developed and I enjoyed their humour. Dark is a place that has no light and the people live in a labyrinth of pipes and drains.

Dun and his friends are tasked with finding out what has become of their neighbours which sets them on an unexpected journey where the danger and horror are palpable and discoveries are just as mysterious and enlightening.

I look forward to what Paul has in store for us next.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Dark (The Dark Series #1) by Paul L Arvidson – Review by Katie Kearney

Dark (The Dark Trilogy Book 1)Dark by Paul L. Arvidson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dark by PAUL ARVIDSON. Let me start by saying this book is WAY outside my normal reading enjoyments. However that didn’t stop me from sinking into this very original and different type of story. The author does a great job of writing a story that can be imagined quite vividly. I’m not the best judge when it comes to these types of stories but I’d have to say it’s well worth a read because as I stated even with it being outside my norm I was really impressed with the storyline and its characters. It’s definitely an adventure for readers and I liked that a lot. It’s well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking anything. Im happy to say it’s opened my eyes and mind to pushing away from my norm. I’m giving this story a five star review and highly recommend it.

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Dark (The Dark Series #1) by Paul L Arvidson – Review by Chantelle Smith

Dark (The Dark Trilogy Book 1)Dark by Paul L. Arvidson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Paul L. Arvidson is a new author for me and after experiencing Dark, I will be looking forward to reading more from him. This story was totally engaging, captivating and riveting from start till finish! It is an excellent take on the science fiction, and fantasy genre. It had me on the edge of my seat with anticipation, and wondering what would happen next. This author has created a well-written book, that’s fast-paced, action-packed and some excellent characters whose journey we follow throughout.
To me, this was a mentally visual read, that I could picture the whole story in my mind as I was reading it. I felt as though I was there alongside the characters living out there story, and I was utterly fascinated.
I can’t wait to see what else this author brings to this series, it will be exciting to see how far this author can take this story. I highly recommend this read!

 

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Dark (The Dark Series #1) by Paul L Arvidson – Review by Heidi Eich Woodring

Dark (The Dark Trilogy Book 1)Dark by Paul L. Arvidson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dark by Paul L Arvidson is unlike any book I have ever read before. This science fiction meets fantasy was different and extremely fantastic. Pipes and drains make up the labyrinth called the Dark, all surrounding an area called the River. Dun, who wants answers to his horrible dreams and armed with a half-finished map given to him by his father, he sets off Tali and Padj. This takes Dun far away from the only home he’s ever know and into a world that he never thought that he would see.

I could NOT put this down and loved diving into the creation the author gave us. Dark, twists and turns, and a strong story line make this a read that I highly recommend. I give this book four stars and can not wait to see where this series leads!

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Dark (The Dark Series #1) by Paul L Arvidson – Review by Erin Wolf

Dark (The Dark Trilogy Book 1)Dark by Paul L. Arvidson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give Dark (The Dark Trilogy Book 1) by Paul L. Arvidson, 4 stars.

Dun is just a normal young adult living among his people, the bridge-folk. Well, maybe not that normal. He begins having these dreams that seem like more than dreams. Then the elders of his folk decide that he should set out on a journey to find more information about odd things happening lately. He, along with two friends, sets out on a journey leading them to many adventures and discover just how little they really know. But will they find answers or just more questions?

This is a young adult adventure fantasy book. Most of it revolves around the journey itself. The characters are quite interesting and easy to like. The story is very good and like nothing I have read before. The places they go, the decisions they have to make, all make the story more complex and interesting. There is a little bit of every emotion in this book — not to mention the twists and turns this book takes. You will never guess just what is coming next.

If you enjoy fantasy with wonderful world building and great characters, this book is for you.

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Dark (The Dark Series #1) by Paul L Arvidson – Review by Erica Fish

Dark (The Dark Trilogy Book 1)Dark by Paul L. Arvidson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dark the first book in the series by Paul Arvidson is a beautifully written Sci-Fi fantasy book. This is my first book by this author so I did not have any preconceived thoughts of what to expect. Arvidson’s story is well thought out, characters are fully developed, and keeps you guessing on what is coming down the pike. One thing I really love about Sci-FI is that there are no rules. Arvidson created a new world that kept me turning the pages because I could not wait to see what was happening next. Dark is a planet on which Dun with his two friends are on a journey through a labyrinth. There are missing elements that Dun is trying to seek out. He is having dreams, but he is not sure if they mean anything. Will Dun and his friends make it through the labyrinth? What other dangers will they encounter?