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.
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!
Reviewed By @tillytillzz
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!
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.
Review by @erinwolf79
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?
I really enjoyed this story. Its full of adventure and action.
It tells the story of Dun and his friends who go on a adventure to find out what had happened to the Machine-Folk. As they embark on this journey they meet unlikely friends and even more unlikely enemies. It is an amazing adventure from start to finish.
By Paul L. Arvidson
You will find Dark to be in the fantasy world. Which will also have a mystery, as well as much needed answers.
Dun, Padg, and Tali set out to get answers. They travel through vents and pipes. Them being chosen by the fellow Bridge Folk. Their adventure will have them traveling many miles. In search of answers. I should mention, the boys are actually blind and therefore traveling in the Dark. They do however use their other senses to get them by. Their adventure will be interesting, but no spoilers from me. You will just need to read it.
This may not be my genre. But I truly enjoyed reading Paul L. Arvidson book. This is a real page turner, one you won’t be able to put down. His character’s are perfect for this fantasy story. While parts of the story threw me. I still enjoyed the mysteries told by Paul L. Arvidson. I will be curious to see where he goes from here.
Dark is the first book in The Dark Trilogy series.
This story is a fantastic sci-fi fantasy adventure. I love the way the characters are written and how unique the setting is. One of the interesting things in this story is the way that the characters experience everything without using the sense of sight. I enjoyed how the author used the sense of proprioception as one of the main avenues for the characters exploring their world. It isn’t something a lot of books use.
Dark catches your interest from the beginning and holds it with unanswered questions that only have hints dropped throughout. It is fun to speculate what is going to happen based on the clues.
Definitely looking forward to reading the next book!!!
Dark by Paul L. Arvidson is the first book in the Dark Trilogy. This is such a unique story that had me captivated from the moment I read the description.
I didn’t know what to expect from this story really when I went in to it. I was completely unfamiliar with this author but excited to see what the book had in store. While I did have a few minor issues with it I have to say I really enjoyed the story overall. The premise of it was so original and like nothing I have ever read before.
I also really felt drawn to Dun. There was something about the way he was written that I enjoyed. I wanted him to discover everything he could and to try and make sense of his dreams. His companions were also likeable and worked well with his character.
This is a strong start to a new series and I cannot wait to see what the next instalment brings.
This is my first book by this author, I enjoyed it from beginning to end. It is a science fiction, fantasy story that is well written and engaging. It has adventure along with sitting on the edge of your seat action. Dun and his two friends set out on a journey through a labyrinth. The farther they go the deeper the danger seems to be and going home is not an option. Are people who they say they are? Will the unknown turn out to be Dun’s survival or his end? I highly recommend this book.
Review by @bjwagner