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This Brilliant Darkness By Red Tash This Brilliant Darkness When an ancient deeply troubled entity identifies quirky Christine Grace as his latest threat all hell breaks loose in the urban forest of Indiana University s Dunn Woods Will Christine piece togeth

  • Title: This Brilliant Darkness
  • Author: Red Tash
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  • Page: 475
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  • This Brilliant Darkness By Red Tash When an ancient, deeply troubled entity identifies quirky Christine Grace as his latest threat, all hell breaks loose in the urban forest of Indiana University s Dunn Woods Will Christine piece together his destructive plan in time to save herself And what exactly is going on with this peculiar star, Stella Mirabilis This fast paced story moves quickly from character toWhen an ancient, deeply troubled entity identifies quirky Christine Grace as his latest threat, all hell breaks loose in the urban forest of Indiana University s Dunn Woods Will Christine piece together his destructive plan in time to save herself And what exactly is going on with this peculiar star, Stella Mirabilis This fast paced story moves quickly from character to character, introducing us to the headspace of not just Christine and the monster Greachin, but also to Tom, her devoted boyfriend, and Richard, an aging physicist interested in the time traveling star overhead Along the way, singing street people, cosplaying environmental activists, and heaven sent beings come to populate the unique cityscape of Bloomington, IN, where encountering the bizarre is an everyday experience.Part one of a series.From reader reviews This is labeled as a dark fantasy As such you would expect it to be dripping with imagery and poetic devices and it is There is horrific cleverness in the plot and in the characterization You will find no better use of language and symbolism throughout the prose It is well done In addition to the dark fantasy, there s a flip side to the coin which is that this could also be labeled Sci fi There are aliens, a new star, physicists, and end of the world fanatics All of this is done artfully well and is believable The quick, snappy dialogue moves the story fabulously, and with the many change of POV s each chapter , the story kept building in momentum into a tangled web of darkness, mystery, and paranormal terror The fast pace was refreshing and I kept on reading, wondering what was going to happen to Christine and how all the characters twined into the bigger pictureThe main character, Christine, is energetic and likeable She is always trying to find out what s happening to her and the people around her She fights right to the bitter end Warning this is intended for adults.
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    1. Rick F. on said:

      As one looks at the cover of This Brilliant Darkness the reader is immediately drawn to it that art promises such a facinating yarn and in the hands of a master writer like Red Tash this is exactly what the reader gets The atmosphere of this book so hard to simply label horror or paranormal about simply A GREAT READ the true star Ms Tash so finely weaves a path of intrigue, terror, humor and suspence that the reader is taken with each character so very finely drawn by Red Tash as well as the plo [...]

    2. Lauren (Northern Plunder) on said:

      My review was first posted on Northern Plunder, you can read of my reviews there too.I read this a little while ago and it took me a while to complete as it was the first eBook I read so I kept forgetting I even owned a kindle.I won my eCopy of this book from a competition I entered on someone s blog and the author even spoke to me afterwards and I promised her I d review it too, so here it is A few months late but better than never.I would also like to apologise before hand that I m not the be [...]

    3. Cupcakencorset on said:

      Thanks to Red Tash for sending me this ebook as a prize This novel was a mixed bag for me On the one hand, it has amazingly vivid descriptions and multiple quirky POV characters On the other hand, I wasn t always sure which character the vivid descriptions belonged to, which made the story difficult to follow I got confused a few times about who was experiencing what, especially the really psychedelic visions I d have liked a typographic clue different font, perhaps or a page chapter header with [...]

    4. Axel Howerton on said:

      The enigmatic Red Tash has created a compelling, multi layered and fully nuanced modern fairytale, full of pop reference and varied philosophical allusions This Brilliant Darkness is smart, thrilling, funny and full of great characters tangled in the kind of small town webs Stephen King revels in Excellent writing from a writer to watch One of the best new writers I ve read in years Pick it up

    5. Deanna on said:

      A great well done dark fantasy Red Tash I really loved it Red, and I can t wait for the sequel to release I highly recommend this book to all dark fantasy lovers, Red Tash will not disappoint you Happy Reading Cheers

    6. Amy Marshall on said:

      I ll begin with this I m a sucker for a well written, fast paced story with a twist that involves physics and supernatural phenomena My bias clearly labeled at the outset, I ll begin my review of Red Tash s well written, fast paced story of twisty physics and the supernatural entitled This Brilliant Darkness The physics part of it involves the appearance of a star, Stella Mirabilis, above Bloomington, Indiana It s the star s behavior that provides the twist to the tale a time traveling star that [...]

    7. Allizabeth Collins on said:

      Description Bloomington Indiana Home to a couple thousand college students and to the Greachin, a dark creature bent on stalking and destroying university professor, Christine Grace.Christine isn t herself Her mind wanders, she suffers from hallucinations and blackouts, strange messages and thoughts plague her, and she has an eerie suspicion that someone or something is watching her Her boyfriend, Tom, and coworker, Richard are stumped, but her strange attitude paired with the appearance of a co [...]

    8. H. on said:

      I enjoyed this book I love Red s voice She put me right in the action I felt as if all the confusion was happening to me The demon or space demon bat or whatever it was was NOT something I d ever want to meet in a lit cell let alone on a dark forest path I got the distinct feeling that it would eat anything The terror was delicious and scary because it wasn t well defined What ruins a good horror story for me is a surfeit of blood and guts, where every horrific act is shoved in one s face instea [...]

    9. Kevintipple on said:

      Bloomington, Indiana should be nothing than a quiet college town It had been until a strange flashing star began to light up the night as well as daytime sky A star that can t be seen anywhere else on Earth Strange events are also happening in a local wooded area All too soon it becomes very personal to Christine Grace because something very strange is happening to her as well.She could be losing her mind.That would be the easy explanation.Maybe the strange events are happening because Christin [...]

    10. MarytheBookLover on said:

      Let me start off by saying, please read the description of the book I never feel the need in my review to re do the description I just like to give you my opinion on it My Opinion I loved the book I thought it was written well and had great mystery and suspense throughout the book that grabbed me right from the beginning I loved how Tom and Christine were opposites and were great together I loved how Red got into the minds of all her characters and portrayed each one I also loved Greachin Even t [...]

    11. Christina on said:

      The way the author weaves fantasy, humor, science fiction, and mystery is, for lack of a better word, brilliant I read the entire thing with admiration envy, taking notes and thinking THIS is how you write a novel The religious themes and sexual undertones combine to make an intellectually stimulating joyride It reminded me of Lorrie Moore sarcastic, clever meets Dan Brown can t put it down, fast paced , but much poetic There were layers upon layers of symbols and ideas, but even if you only sk [...]

    12. Katina French on said:

      Red Tash has a beautiful, lyrical style that is unique and fresh In This Brilliant Darkness she s evoked a realistic, charming setting with just enough dark corners and creepy byways The cast consists of richly rendered characters including a quirky collection of college town oddballs and eccentrics, and neomythic, possibly trans dimensional creatures Her setting is so well rendered that I feel like I could drive an hour north and find it And she manages to create peculiar characters that also r [...]

    13. Barb on said:

      If you re looking for a fast paced book that s dark, intelligent and witty, choose This Brilliant Darkness Author Red Tash successfully blends science fiction, fantasy and humor with a dash of mystery I loved the shifts in view and the pacing It was one of those reads where I d promise myself, I ll just read until the end of this chapter, and then 30 pages later I was still engrossed Set in Bloomington, Indiana, a college town, the book is a whirlwind of viewpoints taking us in and out of its ch [...]

    14. Jonquil on said:

      This was the first book I read of Reds, it knocked me for a loop Gorgeous plot, wonderful writing which took, takes, me to a place within this world that I had never imagined A dark tale told from several viewpoints, of a dark creature the dark places it takes people.Quote 1 She thought of the elephant headed god Ganesha, she wondered what crazy might mean to God She snaked her arms through the air, laughed page 130, paragraph 1 So much crazy sht going on in this tale, but is it really Quote 2 I [...]

    15. Talk Supe on said:

      talksupeI like Christine and Tom, they re one of those polar opposite couples that clicks like Dharma and Greg Greachin is one atrocious being like Hannibal Lecter minus the off the charts IQ This beast is on a mission and he s fueled by revenge and fury and he s patient Patience is a characteristic you don t want your bad guy to have, it s a virtue that will guarantee him success I was just frustrated about the monk and Tristan, they re supposed to be on Christine s side but they weren t really [...]

    16. Julie Jansen on said:

      I read this on my new Kindle Fire I got for Christmas 2011 It was a great read on a five hour plane ride to Mexico Having the book to read made the trip so much enjoyable When I got to Mexico New Year s Eve and walked a dimly lit path to my hotel, I saw bats flitting about and wondered if the creature, Greachen, was lurking about in the agave The characters are well developed, an otherworldly creature very mysterious, and I liked how the chapters were broken up and also that the author provided [...]

    17. Margaret Radisich on said:

      Excellent, fast moving story To those who have read the Frank Peretti books, the style is similar because of the human and the spiritual interactions Red jumps between characters and even writes about their dreams and visions without losing or confusing the reader She holds your interest and fuels your imagination with vivid scenes throughout the book and the story stays with you long after you finish I certainly hope there is a sequel, because this is the type of story that readers don t want t [...]

    18. Joy on said:

      Let me start by saying that this is not the type of book that I usually enjoy or even pick up But something drew me to this one It was definitely a quick read and it kept me thoroughly entertained Though, I had moments when I just wished the story would stick with Christine I wasn t a fan of Greachin s chapters, but I do think they were necessary I suppose they sort of added to my feeling of confusion which helped me to relate to Christine.Overall, it was enjoyable and I do look forward to readi [...]

    19. James Jr. on said:

      I found This Brilliant Darkness to be a wholly captivating and imaginative short novel that incorporates elements of science fiction and horror mixed with great pacing gripping suspense and smart, witty and believable dialogue The novel was full of moments of beautiful description and nice touches that brought me fully into the story, and had me walking right beside the rich and fully developed characters.

    20. Robert Dufalo on said:

      Overall this was a good book with a great plot story My largest issue is that it swapped perspective too much at the start and it made it hard to get into any one character and was confusing to follow for a bit Do give it a read I think that you ll enjoy the characters and brilliant darkness Story GoodCharacters Good Dialog Awesome.

    21. Kim on said:

      I enjoyed it Took me awhile to read it since it s not the type of book I usually read Also because of that I don t really have anything to compare it to I liked it, though, especially all the star trek references I will read the sequel should it happen

    22. Tom on said:

      I read This Brilliant Darkness this week It was a wild ride I find myself thinking about it a week later This is a good thing Check it out.

    23. Jenny Ham on said:

      Great book very well written you won t be disappointed with this book Fun book to read at this time of the year.

    24. Sara Meehan on said:

      I seem to be in the minority on This Brilliant Darkness Red Tash s debut novel gets good reviews on Four and a half stars by 21 reviewers, in fact The description promises a fast paced thrilling tale of karmic struggle and suspense, magical supernatural beings, physics and sci fi fantasy Seemingly right up my alley.The story is loosely focused on Christine, a university professor, as she begins experiencing bizarre, inexplicable phenomena hallucinations, time warps, electronic devices giving her [...]

    25. R.J. Palmer on said:

      Where do I begin I found myself in a bit of a quandary because the first two thirds of the book itself had me completely confused and absolutely riveted at the same time Greachin was quite the enigma and I m not entirely sure all my questions about it which I say because I m not sure if Greachin is actually male, female, neither or both were answered completely Red Tash, you re going to have to write a second book now because there is so much there that has to be finished You left the story so o [...]

    26. Doskoi_panda on said:

      Red Tash s The Brilliant Darkness is a dark fantasy involving a young college professor, Christine, her circle of friends and colleagues, and a genuinely weird antagonist named Greachin Set in Bloomington, Indiana, during a peculiar stellar event, the Stella Mirabilis, the story unfolds first with a murder, then with a series of increasingly weird and frightening events centered around Christine There are heavy dabs of both Christian religion and Buddhism scattered throughout, themes of reincarn [...]

    27. Pauline Creeden on said:

      The Good This is labeled as a dark fantasy As such you would expect it to be dripping with imagery and poetic devices and it is There is horrific cleverness in the plot and in the characterization You will find no better use of language and symbolism throughout the prose It is well done In addition to the dark fantasy, there s a flip side to the coin which is that this could also be labeled Sci fi There are aliens, a new star, physicists, and end of the world fanatics All of this is done artfull [...]

    28. Evgeny on said:

      First things first I need to mention I received this book in a giveaway.A young university professor Christine Grace is stalked by a mysterious being Greachin She does not know even about Greachin s existence, but she notices strange occurrences happening to her hard not to notice when you end up completely naked behind a trash bin as a result of one such occurrence There is also a mysterious star which appears in the sky recently and is only visible from Bloomington, IN where all action takes p [...]

    29. Justin Tappan on said:

      The description of this book, from the author, states that, doesn t dumb itself down, so you need to be a top notch reader to really enjoy this one Look, I m not blowing smoke up my own ass when I say that I am a top notch reader I read incessantly, across genres and styles That being said, there s a difference between a book being nuanced and layered and being a structural mess The POV jumps were clumsy, often with little to no idea of whose head we re in The Kindle edition had a preface listin [...]

    30. Deby Earl on said:

      Brilliant Just BrilliantThat was my reaction to Red Tash s This Brilliant Darkness We have a philosopher, who feels out of her time and element, she cannot believe that anyone loves her even though she is loved by virtually all who meet her We have her lover who desperately wants children and family There is a damaged and grief stricken physicist from the U.K Simon, a lost child sheltered by monks and devoted to God and gifted cursed by visions Greachin, a twisted, fragmented, psychotic intergal [...]

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