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The Dark Age (Survivors of the Pulse #2)

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Suppose you learned that an ancient prophecy about an artifact, said to be powerful enough to dramatically change the world, was true. Would you risk everything to find it? It has been five-hundred years since the Pulse caused the Great Collapse, ending the Golden Age, and civilization on planet Earth. Humanity has waited ever since for a long-anticipated sign from God, wh ...more
Paperback, 333 pages
Published July 15th 2011 by World Castle Publishing (first published June 19th 2011)
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Rick F.
Jul 08, 2011 Rick F. rated it it was amazing
simply brilliant- must read- original and gripping- unique characters and situations- a major accomplishment

Rick Friedman
Oct 14, 2011 L_manning rated it really liked it
After "The Pulse," an EMP disaster has destroyed all technology on the planet, mankind has sunk into a new Dark Age. Without technology people struggled to survive, and the great cities of old were largely abandoned except by roaming packs of "urbas," wild people who will kill anything in their path. There is one united Christian church and a mysterious warrior clan. There is also an evil tyrant named Kraken, who is bent on taking over the world by any means necessary. The church and the warrior ...more
Aug 11, 2011 Krystal rated it really liked it
The first quality the reader will notice about this novel is the detail the author cleverly inserts. The reader will be able to picture the environment, atmosphere, and characters; he/she will understand what is going on, even though this is definitely a complicated novel. This novel is almost a typical good versus evil novel, but the author takes the concept and makes it his own. The characters are easy to get to know and the main characters are likable. There is the evil antagonist, Kraken, wh ...more
Sep 12, 2011 kimyunalesca rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.A very well written,simple yet complicated plot that takes the readers to a time where earth and its people striving and survival seems almost impossible yet there’s always hope!

I like and enjoyed reading this! it took me and made me want the good guys to succeed the battle at the end.All the things written here seems all so real and about to happen which I hope and pray would not. The characters I love! some I hate with a passion which made them so effective all their emotions, dilemm
Sep 29, 2011 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young adults
Recommended to Linda by: Author
This was a well written book of the world after being in the golden age is cast into the dark ages. What the cities have deteriorated after 500 years of neglect. The time is coming to return to the Golden age, but the Oracle must be found.Against all odds the search is on.
Nov 11, 2012 Leona rated it it was amazing
The Dark Age Survivors Of The Pulse by Jeff Horton
The Dark Age
Survivors Of The Pulse
Jeff W. Horton
World Castle Publishing
Pensacola, Florida
Copyright © Jeff W. Horton 2011
ISBN: 9781937085872
Library of Congress Catalogue Number 2011928105
First Edition World Castle Publishing July 15, 2011
Licensing Notes
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner
whatsoever without written permission, except in the case of brief quotations
An EMP pulse has plunged earth’s civilizations into a dark age. For 500 years the Effect has lingered in the sky. But now a new age is dawning, either to terror or to hope.

Jeff W. Horton imagines a fascinating post-apocalyptic future history in The Dark Age, Survivors of the Pulse. Some of the premises may seem a little odd but they fit the form of the novel perfectly, rather like rules to an adventure board game. Forces of light and dark gather for war across the countryside. Seven items must b
500 years before an EMP took out all technology and the world descended into a new Dark Age. But now the effects of the pulse are finally wearing off and two groups (The Clansmen - warriors and The Catholic Church) are looking for pieces of a map which will lead the way to find The mysterious Oracle which is prophesied to begin the new Golden Age. However, if this power ends up in the wrong hands like the villianous Kraken, it could make the Dark Age seem wonderful in comparison.

This is the seco
Tammy K.
First things first, I received a free copy of this book by the author (via group Shutup and Read) for a fair and honest review. However, I do not know the author personally.

I give this book three stars because it was well written, whether or not I agree with the authors spiritual views. I think three stars is an average read.

In the year 2025 a massive solar flare erupts sending an EMP pulse so strong as to totally destroy life as we know it.
500 years in the future, the world lives
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Jan 23, 2012 ⚝ Ŧáẅņá ⚝ rated it liked it
This is more of a 3.5...I am rating this book as 3.5 stars because it didn't completely hold my attention. I wanted to know what happened in the end, but I wasn't sure I wanted to sit there and actually read it. However, I would have loved loved to sit and watch this as a movie!!!!

The Story
Five-hundred years ago the sun sent out an EMP and that energy got trapped in the Earth's magnetic field causing all electrical equipment to quit working and not come back online again. The world is now living
Mar 30, 2012 Valerie rated it did not like it
Couldn't finish this one...only made it through the first 6 chapters. I love a good dystopian novel, so I was looking forward to this read. Unfortunately, the religious element in this book was way too strong for my tastes. I don't mind an occasional Biblical reference here and there, or having the faith/spirituality of the characters brought in as character-building aspects of their personalities. But religion is an integral part of the plot of this book, and I found myself feeling uncomfortabl ...more
S.M. Johnson
Feb 16, 2012 S.M. Johnson rated it liked it
The Dark Age was well-written and seemed well-plotted, but isn't a genre I feel particularly engaged by, so while it was very readable, I didn't love it. This could be purely because it isn't the type of story I normally enjoy. If you like epic level post-apocalyptic stories, this one might do you just fine.
May 03, 2012 Steven rated it really liked it
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An extremely thought provoking journey filled with impressive action scenes, entertaining characters, and an interesting landscape to wrap the readers mind around.
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Aug 19, 2011 Jeff Horton rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Jeff W. Horton was an Information technology professional for twenty-five years before deciding to pursue his lifelong dream of being a writer. Since becoming an author and screenwriter of family-friendly fiction, Jeff has written two screenplays and eight published novels in several genres including apocalyptic-fiction, science-fiction, religious fantasy, and romance thrillers.

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