Dec 09, 2022
Rend the Dark
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  • Title: Rend the Dark
  • Author: Mark Gelineau Joe King
  • ISBN: 9781944015039
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
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Bookwraiths

Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.Rend the Dark is the type of genre blender story which I adore Specifically this novella takes horror and fantasy themes, mixes them all together and concocts a powerful brew which is insightful, suspenseful, and meaningful All the while, Mr Gelineau and Mr King also find time to give enough nods to world building and characterization to make this far from a one and done story, but rather serve as a true launching pad for a brand new series, one which demands t [...]


Norah Una Sumner

I feel like me giving Gelineau and King s novellas 5 stars is not even a surprise any I am addicted Addicted I suspect you guys are some sort of sorcerers because there is no other explanation for how you manage to make such amazing stories There s action, humor, awesome supernatural creatures, friendship and even a plot twist How on Earth do you guys manage to include every single one of these aspects into such a short story I loved the characters I loved the setting, of course Now excuse me, S [...]


Terence

Once the world was filled with horrible monsters called Ruins The massive Ruins were sent back to the Dark from whence they came, but the clever and patient ones remain The remaining hide in plain sight and are a blight on those who do not believe the old stories Fortunately the world still has acolytes of the Order of Talan watching over it.Rend the Dark was the first story I heard about in the Echoes of the Ascended series and the one I was most excited about I don t like to watch monster movi [...]


Daniel

Short, dark, brutal With a dash of hope at the end.Jo jedna odli na kratka knji ica sme tena u svet Echoes of the Ascended Pratimo skroz nove likove od kojih je smao jedan marginalno povezan sa glavnim likom iz A Reaper of Stone Ljudi su pet odli no prikazani, izgledaju realno i pona aju se onako kako bi se o ekivalo to je uvek veliki plus Sama pri a je interesantna i opet imamo fin razvj mitologije bez prevelike ekspozicije.U svakom slu aju preporuka.P.S Iako bih ovo stavio u dark fantasy po sa [...]


Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess

5 Words Dark, monsters, friendship, destruction, salvation.This was considerably darker than the other books so far in the Ascended series, and while I did enjoy it a bit, I didn t enjoy it as much as Elinor s story.If anything, this darker installment is quite gripping and incredibly fast paced, and I felt it lent quite heavily towards horror, which is not a genre I seek out but do enjoy from time to time.I do love the world that the two authors have created It is rich, dark and smoky, with sli [...]


Mark Gelineau

Hi everybody Joe and I have a new novella to bring to you This is book 1 of the Rend the Dark series.Rend the Dark is our fast, fun action horror adventure It s a monster story A team story.There s a lot of Joe and me in these pages I love the horror elements the atmosphere, the shocks, the creepy stuff that keeps you awake at night And Joe has always been into the human elements what happens to people in these situations, the importance of a team to face terrors that are greater than any one p [...]


proxyfish

Reviewed on my blog Books by Proxy4 StarsMy first venture into the world of Aedaron, and the work of Mark Gelineau and Joe King, was with A Reaper of Stone a surprising and imaginative novella with all the flavour of a high fantasy epic in well under a hundred a pages Leaving me with a distinct and favourable impression, I couldn t wait to sample the next self contained novella in the series and see if this duo could pull off another winning read.And I needn t have even questioned it Rend the Da [...]


L.K. Evans

What a great short read.Basically this follows Ferran as he and his partner, Mireia, track down a big bad It s a monster hunt.While not much of the world is explored, I still found this story rich and full We learn that there s a bad place out there that the Order of Talan protects the world against Ferran and Mireia are part of that Order, and they team up with a Warden and magistrate to eliminate a nasty thing from a village.This was incredibly short, around 100 pages, so I don t have tons to [...]


Bookschatter

Rend the Dark Ferran 1 is the second novella in the Echo of the Ascended series by Mark Gelineau and Joe King.On this occasion, the third person narrative introduces us to Ferran, and we immediately get a reminder of how Ferran is linked to Elinor, the heroine of the first instalment, A Reaper of Stone they are both in the same orphanage as children This means that we are visiting the realm of Aedaron.Whereas Elinor, one of the King s Reapers, introduced us to ancient magic and terrifying monste [...]


Robin

Rend the Dark starts off with a slightly strange prologue and then launches into a rich, well done tale of fantasy and horror The magic is unique, the evil the characters face is unusual at least in my reading experience , and the world building is tidily woven into the meat of the story The characters are diverse, cleverly sculpted, and appealing in their flaws The pace is easily intense enough to keep the reader eagerly turning the pages Gelineau and King have produced a first class story that [...]


Puddlyduck

Rend the Dark began with a glimpse into the main character s past I loved how the voice of the boy was very distinct Even the first simile was characterised by the boy s personal experience Personal aside All too often, you come across phrases such as it hissed like an enraged rattlesnake Now while being effective, I find that the simile is far powerful when it is framed by the protagonist s experience It really makes their point of view feel genuine.In my opinion this novella was beautifully [...]


Koeur

koeur.wordpress 2016 02 2Publisher KingPublishing Date October 2015ISBN 9781944015022Genre FantasyRating 3.2 5Publishers Description The great Ruins are gone The titans The behemoths All banished to the Dark and nearly forgotten But the cunning ones, the patient ones remain They hide not in the cracks of the earth or in the shadows of the world But inside us Wearing our skin Waiting Watching Once haunted by visions of the world beyond, Ferran now wields that power to hunt the very monsters that [...]


Debbie

Rend the Dark is a high suspense fantasy novella with a dark, monster theme and heroic characters The suspense was built through ever increasing danger and the character s reactions to facing the horror of the Ruins demons, monsters The world building was worked naturally into the story so the reader understands what s going on without slowing down the action or breaking the tension.The characters were developed enough that we can understand why each reacted to the situation the way they did The [...]


Ashley

The opposite of fear is not courage We tell ourselves this, but it is a falsehood Courage is merely a means to an end No, the real opposite of fear is power Thank you, NetGalley for supplying me with this ARC Really enjoyed this one These Novellas are something else My God Okay, so, I don t have any major complaints about this one, either I enjoyed the movement of the plot Everything seemed to make complete sense to the all the character s building, but also stayed true to the overall story It w [...]


Rachel (aka Ms4Tune)

Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for a chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review My review can also be found on our blog Paein and Ms4TuneThis book was amazing I think I actually enjoyed this one than A Reaper of Stone How Mark Gelineau and Joe King have managed to fit so much into such a short book is beyond me It was powerful and creepy and had me completely hooked Rend the Dark is the second novella in the series An Echo of the Ascended This series follows different [...]


Laura Greenwood

a reader lives a thousand livePrevious reviews in the series A Reaper of StoneTitle Rend the Dark Series An Echo of the Ascended 2 Authors Mark Gelineau Joe KingFrom Netgalley Genre Fantasy Release Date 15th October 2015Challenges 2016 Netgalley Edelweiss Challenge, Winter COYER 2015 2016, 2016 Prequel Sequel Challenge 1 point Links Ferran was once an orphan that no one believed when he said he could see the darkness at the hearts of men But now, living in a world full of horrors, he hunts down [...]


Kerr

Thank you to the author for a chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.Publish date 15th October 2015Full review can also be found on Paein and Ms4Tune s Book BlogI really enjoyed this introduction too Though it s set in the same world as Elinor s A Reaper of Stone and Ferran even went to the same orphanage as Elinor his part of the world seems a lot darker While Elinor is all about believing in the old ways and holding up honour, Ferran is fighting off the horrid monsters that [...]


Leah (White Sky Project)

The story is essentially about the battle against dark forces At the heart of it is Ferran, an orphan like Elinor from A Reaper of Stone who grew up with the gift or curse of being able to see demons or monsters hiding in plain sight His visions scared him when he was a child but when he joined the Order of Talan he turned that fear into power to fight and kill these demons In the book, Ferran travels to Greenhope with Mireia, another member of the Order, to meet with Aker, warden of the king, a [...]


Colleen ~ The Clever Girl from Gallifrey

I have never been a huge fan of short stories aside from King and Chekhov so I was not sure what I would think of this going in, but for the most part I really enjoyed it I felt the book had the right mix of fantasy and horror elements that would satisfy a number of different readers One thing I really enjoyed was how the horror moments were not blatant and in your face They come on subtly and transition into full blown horror, and then afterwards that aspect of horror always lingers in the back [...]


Marjolein

3.5 Stars Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes This novella is part of The Echo of the Ascended a series with a concept that I m really liking so far Basically it is four different series, but they are all set in the same universe, I believe There is a new novella every month Rend the dark is the second one, after A Reaper of Stone.Ferran is an orphan, who can feel see the Ruins, monsters who once roamed the world, but are now mostly extinct However, they may be hiding something even si [...]


Wayne McCoy

Rend the Dark by Mark Gelineau and Joe King is a good beginning to an interesting story You can read this 78 page novella and call it good or you can continue on In a prologue we meet a young boy named Ferran having a vision of his future, which will be fighting monsters And how he will be linked to his future partner, Elinor Then we skip to a village best by something strange Ferran and Elinor have been summoned and they meet a young man named Riffolk and his friend Hil, and Warden Aker They ve [...]


Sissy Lu Book Savvy Reviews

This is my second read from Gelineau King and really I do enjoy them This story for me was one I liked, but one I wouldn t overall rock back on my heels over I found myself teetering on how to rate it because I really do enjoy them, but this one for me was just ok The story itself is eerie which I love, mixed with the fantastical element to it, right up my alley But for me this one seemed exceptionally short, just as I was getting hooked into the story it abruptly came to a close A Reaper of Sto [...]


Tracey the Lizard Queen

This is my favourite out of all the Echoes series I love the darker stuff and this is no different Ferran, another orphan from the fabled orphanage that burned down, was born with a rather nifty gift Over the years the Ruins have been stealthfully returning, taking over the bodies of unsuspecting villagers and hiding in plain site Ferran can see them, a rare blessing that gets him a place in the Order of Talan, an order dedicated to defending ordinary lives from the Ruin s threat The I read fro [...]


Geneva Handleman

Wow This is an awesomely dark and scary world these writers have created I love their use of runes and tattoos Children with Sight and adults who no longer believe It s a world I will enjoy visiting, for certain, but I can t really say I would want to live there, any than I would really want to live on a Hellmouth no matter how much fun Buffy and the gang seem to be having Not that this book is anything remotely like that No, this is awesome darkness More along the lines of Lovecraft and Poe As [...]


Debbie

Rend the Dark by Mark Gelineau and Joe King is the third novella in the An Echo of the Ascended series that I have read.Each of these novellas can either be read as part of the whole or as a stand alone read And has a completely different feel from the other two But just as enthralling I received this copy of Rend the Dark by Mark Gelineau and Joe King from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review


Beth Covey

Where to begin Another action packed, heart wrenching, beautifully written novella from Gelineau and King The characters are all so engaging and the world that is created is fascinating Every time I finish one, I eagerly wait for the next If you are a fan of fantasy fiction, you must read this series


Rickus Bookshelf

Really enjoyed this novella Full review over here rickusbookshelf.wordpress


Jeffrey Blehar

I had never read anything by either author previous to this novella I plan on remedying that soon Rend the Dark is a short, quick paced fantasy horror hybrid Most fantasy series turn me off with way too much exposition early in the book I get bored before I bond with any of the characters This does not do that in any shape There is very little in the way of expository banality The authors, instead choose to let their world building out in little dribbles This allows for the reader to become comp [...]


Trish

This book is a short but not sweet novella It is filled with horror and the monsters your dreams are made of This book is action packed and fast paced The characters are fantastic I love the way they interact and show their emotions The author did a great job at portraying that in the book Also the plot twists in this book were unexpected and that s a making of a fabulous book This is the second book written by Mark Gelineau and Joe King that I have read The first one was A Reaper of Stone They [...]


Lynn

I want to thank NetGalley, Gelineau and King, Mark Gelineau and Joe King for an advanced copy of Rend the Dark for an honest review.A nice blend of horror and fantasy all in a novella Ferran and Mireia from the Order of Talan are among the few who can see through the illusions of the Ruins who wear the faces of others A short read, but the authors pack a lot of detail into the sliver of this creepy world we are shown I really enjoyed Rend the Dark and am on to the next book in the series Skinsha [...]



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