Fiction - Fantasy - General
196 Pages
Reviewed on 03/12/2013
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Author Biography

S.K.S. Perry is a Sgt currently serving in his 30th year in the Canadian Forces. Steve doesn't like violence; he's just really good at.

He has a lovely wife, two great kids, and a house full of teddy bears that totally put lie to his tough guy image. When no one is looking he's also a drummer in a rock band, and holds black belts in seven different martial arts.

His plan is to one day be independently wealthy, or even dependently
wealthy--he doesn't really care whose money it is as long as they let him spend it. He has written 4 books to date and plans to write more, unless someone pays him enough to stop.

He has just completed his Heroic Fantasy, THE MOONLIGHT WAR, and is
currently working on the 3rd book in the DARKSIDE series, DARKSIDE: DAMNED

Consider yourselves warned.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Leah Gonzalez for Readers' Favorite

One night, James Decker gets killed while saving a young girl. Problem is, he doesn't stay dead--he's an Eternal--and starts seeing all sorts of supernatural beings, including the ghosts of his dead grandpa, his long-dead dad, and his dead girlfriend. The young girl he saved, Alex, turns out to be the daughter of a shapeshifter and a Sensitive. She also happens to be an Innocent, the embodiment of Hope, and needs to be protected against evil creatures who want to corrupt her and, in the process, destroy hope for all humanity. While Decker navigates the rules of the supernatural world and learns the ropes of being an Eternal, he and his new-found friends — a shapeshifter, a vampire, an ogre, a bard, and a troll — go on a dangerous adventure to save the Innocent and save the world.

"Darkside" is a fun and interesting fantasy. The writing is smart, witty, funny, and so unlike most fantasies these days that it's refreshing. The story flows easily and in a very fast pace. You also have a diverse and interesting cast of characters. The story is told from the perspective of the main character, James Decker, who is a very likeable protagonist. His odd assortment of friends are very different from each other and are likeable in their own ways. This makes things even more interesting. There isn’t a dull moment during the entire book. Although I would have liked to see a few more back stories about the supernatural world, the history of Eternals and the characters, the story was fun and enjoyable enough.