Dark Isle (Dark Isle Book 1)

Rated 3.93 out of 5 based on 29 customer ratings
(30 customer reviews)

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Length: 161 pages

Mark Stine is an American academic enjoying his year as a visiting professor at Cambridge University. But when he starts researching the long-dead English writer, Monty Summerskill, he quickly discovers that truth is stranger than fiction. Turns out Summerskill’s ghost stories were based on horrifying reality. One that caused the author’s shocking death.

Mark’s journey takes him to dark places, where he finds himself haunted by a ghost from his troubled childhood. But that’s nothing compared to the terrors that await as he heads towards the Dark Isle, where the solution to an ancient mystery lies.

Something far more terrifying than any ghost is on his trail. Awakened after decades of hibernation, it is deadly, unstoppable and hungry.

Hungry for blood.

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Length: 161 pages

Mark Stine is an American academic enjoying his year as a visiting professor at Cambridge University. But when he starts researching the long-dead English writer, Monty Summerskill, he quickly discovers that truth is stranger than fiction. Turns out Summerskill’s ghost stories were based on horrifying reality. One that caused the author’s shocking death.

Mark’s journey takes him to dark places, where he finds himself haunted by a ghost from his troubled childhood. But that’s nothing compared to the terrors that await as he heads towards the Dark Isle, where the solution to an ancient mystery lies.

Something far more terrifying than any ghost is on his trail. Awakened after decades of hibernation, it is deadly, unstoppable and hungry.

Hungry for blood.

30 reviews for Dark Isle (Dark Isle Book 1)

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kathryn A St John

    Overall I really liked this book but more than once I found myself dozing off. The story and concept were both interesting but there wasn’t much action to spice it up. It bugged me that there were points left unanswered. But since it says Book 1 I’m hoping more will be explained in book 2. Good book for its price. Not sure is pay more for it, but I did enjoy it and wanted to keep reading to see what happened next. The only thing that really bugged me was that Mark seems to be pretty lazy for his profession. He’s described by other people as being hardworking and focused on his projects, but our firsthand look at his feelings was that he never wanted to read the book he was using for his paper. He kept talking about trying to bs his way through as much of his paper as possible. And blogging about his recreation of the original professor’s trek and writing a paper on it? Seems like a lame attempt at a project. I find it difficult to believe that Cambridge would accept such shoddy work that could be performed by anyone. Not intellectual or professional enough.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Maureen

    Not to bad but I found myself expecting more to happen. It had a good outline, but I just kept waiting for more. I’d say worth the price but could have used some better thought. It sounds like I’m trashing this book. I’m not. Just expecting more in book 2.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tom Sjoberg

    WOW! Sent chills down my spine. I’m not kidding, This book had so many twists and turns, that I was afraid to turn off the lights. I was afraid that the curse was real.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alice Mann

    This book was a lot of fun to read. I think the writer has quite a vast knowledge of the area and had fun writing his story.

  5. Rated 2 out of 5

    Barbara L. Rose

    I am sorry to say it just did not hold my interest. I read less than 50% of the story and finally just gave up. Characters seem shallow. I couldn’t get concerned for them. I found my mind wandering while I was reading. I am not saying this author doesn’t have talent. I am saying this story just doesn’t work for me. I will try another of his works to see if perhaps it was just the subject matter of this one that lost me.

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    JRS JCKS

    Was surprised by some of the twists in it which is unusual many stories in this genre are predictable same goes saying pattern this one was different. I picked up the White Tower immediately after I finish this one and was disappointed to find out the third book is not out yet.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Customer

    First novel I’ve read by this author,I enjoyed it and will read more by him. Story was well written I recommend this to anyone who like horror gent.

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Alexis

    Enjoyed the story but felt that the ending was rushed.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    MaryAne

    Picture acountryside full of grass hills a picture perfect day. Then the clouds pour in and the winds pick up. You think a cool breeze not here it’s a hot one. You feel your being watched.Don’t turn to look just run.

  10. Rated 3 out of 5

    SL Hocker

    ‘Dark Isle’ revolves around an ancient curse that has been awakened and is being used for personal empowerment. It is fairly easy to tell who the bad guy is and what is going on fairly early in the story but it is still worth reading.

  11. Rated 4 out of 5

    Tinkerer

    Interesting storyline. The only thing that I felt needed work (in my humble opinion). Was the many characters. Although, I liked the many characters. This was also the problem I felt. The main character was given a weak at best contribution to the storyline. All characters were given so much equal amounts of the plot to carry the story along. That it was confusing which character was the lead. So much character development that the book should have been much longer. I read in the revenues that the story induced drowsiness in one reviewer. Well I felt this is far from true. This story is a thinking persons story. Well crafted premise. Interesting characters, and enough action to keep even a addiction story reader involved.

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    karen mckown

    When I was young, one of the scariest movies I ever saw involved a fight against a creaturure that couldn’t be seen, except for the indentations left on the soil by its great feet. This book reminded me of that good scare, minus any gore. I love a good ghost story and picked this one up by chance. I’ve already downloaded #2 and #3 in this series and can’t wait to start reading.

  13. Rated 4 out of 5

    ZC

    Good fast paced supernatural/paranormal yarn about a “Yank” in England encountering an ancient evil.

  14. Rated 2 out of 5

    Erinn

    I wanted to disbelieve the reviews and like it. I really did. The introduction showed promise, but the rest of the book was a drag. I felt like nothing happened, and when something did happen you didn’t notice it was happening because the rest of the book was just slow. It could have been so much better but I’m just disappointed.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ulrike Quantz

    Resembles the short story Casting the Runes. Also the movie Curse of the Demon. But it was a good retelling.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    I thought it a good suspense/thriller book. I wasn’t sure I would be interested at the beginning but I did get interested after a short while.

  17. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jay Bowman

    Classic gothic tale of evil becoming powerful and destructive through man’s quest for knowledge and power. Curses and evil stalking abound. A good read for late nights or around campfires.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    A Twisted Bi**ches Author

    Wow. What a great book. There wasn’t any part incident enjoy. This wasn’t any part that I didn’t like. The book started out interesting and kept me hope until the end which I enjoyed very much. There weren’t any parts that became dull or slow which is another Plus in my book. All of the characters were very interesting and seem to have realistic backgrounds which helps to transport me into the story. As for the ending it was nice and neat but still left room for a sequel, which there is. It’s important to me when I book ends nicely this silly string from war. There are no typos and it stinks and the plot was amazing and scary at the same time. The best part about it is that it’s a great book to read on a rainy night in front of a fire. During every scene I can see myself being there watching the characters or actually being in the book itself which is what a good book that is. And good will take you away from the world of the mundane and places you into a new world where you can see hear and feel all of the stimulus going on around you. And all I would recommend this book. Amazing job, keep yelling. Oh and Leslie something is very important to me, it wasn’t a lot of sexual scenes or romance. It’s just not my thing and some writers throw it in there as a filler and it really has no place and this is a book they didn’t have that and I really appreciated that. Great book.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gloria Altoonian

    I highly recommend this book. It was different from most ghost stories and horrors. I particularly enjoyed the medieval references. A tale with a different twist. Once I started it I couldn’t put it down and the ending is a true cliff hanger

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    G’ma Hug

    A small town with a past. A visiting professor embarks on a journey to investigate places in stories from a writer from the 1940’s of a paranormal sort. Bizarre events begin happening almost immediately.

  21. Rated 3 out of 5

    louise

    I gave this book 3 stars because the story seemed too slow to be a ghost story. However, it does end well and leads well into book number 2

  22. Rated 2 out of 5

    Shawn Mullin

    Definitely not Christian fiction in the least. The plot was hurried and not well thought out. The majority of the book was getting into the plot, while not much was left to make it come to life.

  23. Rated 1 out of 5

    randy howell

    Terrible.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    MissScarlett

    Being a fan of M.R. James, I really enjoyed this novella. I didn’t understand how some people felt that “nothing happened” for most of the book; to me it was always exciting. I’m looking forwards to reading Books 2 and 3!

  25. Rated 3 out of 5

    Beverly Gerald

    The novel was off and on. I would have interest and then lose interest. The paranormal is an interesting subject matter but the author could have done better in presenting the subject.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Suspense Fan

    This horror story about evil on an island was pretty good. It was well-written and scary. I might read another one of these. I won’t go into the details because that would spoil the fun of their slow unfolding.

  27. Rated 3 out of 5

    NotthatWeigle

    It was a good read with good characters and a good story . Would have liked to see a bit more background to both but all in all a good read.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Customer

    I really enjoyed reading this book. Once I started reading it I could not put it down excited to see what was coming next. I would recommend this book to all my friends and family.

  29. Rated 4 out of 5

    Customer Pat

    If you want a book that will scare you, YOU will definitely enjoy this book!

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    D McGuire

    Thank You

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