The Dark River (Fourth Realm #2)
In his first novel, John Twelve Hawks introduced the world of two brothers, Gabriel and Michael Corrigan, who learned they were Travelers, a line of prophets through history who are a...more
I have to say, I was let down. The story no longer felt as compelling, the pace seemed to slow, and there didn't seem to be a lot of new information. I...more
The Dark River opens in New York City with a stunning piece of news. Gabriel's father, who has been missing for nearly 20 years, may still be alive and trapped somewhere in Europe. Gabriel and his Harlequin protector, Maya, immediately mobilize to escape New York a...more
Twelve Hawks , John (2007). The Dark River. London: Corgi Books. 2008. ISBN 9781407038032. Pagine 515. 11,55 $
Twelve Hawks , John (2009). The Golden City. London: Transworld. 2010. ISBN 9781407056746. Pagine 370. 17,69 $
The Fourth Realm Trilogy
Un’altra recensione tardiva. Sono 3 libri che ho letto nell’estate del 2010, dopo essermi imbattuto nel primo della serie perché incuriosito da una...more
Nonetheless, I picked up book two and blew through it, leaving the half-read history of Ethiopia book languishing for attention in my bag. Don’t worry little history book…soon I shall get to you too. But there was more meat here.
Sort of. This is a rather direct, simple book for “technological thriller”/...more
1. Vicki went out like a bitch. She was a good c...more
The plot, basically, has not developed any further than it had in The Traveler. The Dark Ri...more
Following on from The Traveler, which was a promising thriller combining some interesting philosophy with a decently written adventure, this second volume takes that groundwork and flushes it down the toilet. The plot becomes ludicrous, the attempts at philosophy become badly thought out individualistic rants and the writing has somehow become painfully bad. Seriously to the point that it doesn't read like the same author. I'm not saying that The Traveler was Dostoevsky, but this is awfu...more
In this novel, we get to know Maya, Gabriel, and Michael more deeply. We also get to explore more fully the other realms and the shrouded-in-secrecy Brethren tradition. It's an amazing experience, getting to...more
THE DARK RIVER opens in New York City with a stunning piece of news. Gabriel’s father, who has been missing for nearly twenty years, may still be alive and trapped somewhere in Europe. Gabriel and his brother search for their father with very different agendas.
The race moves from the underground tunnels of New York and London to ruins hidden beneath Rome and Berlin, to a remote...more
John Twelve Hawks' first book in the Fourth Realm Trilogy, The Traveler, was suggested to me by a friend and fellow science-fiction lover. I was immediately impressed with the freshness of the idea, and completely plausible near-f...more
To say that John Twelve Hawks-the pseudonym of the popular and reclusive author of the Fourth Realm trilogy-struggles under the burden of his success with the 2005 best seller The Traveler (**** Sept/Oct 2005) might be a bit of an exaggeration. Still, The Dark River tends to lack the punch and originality of the earlier novel. True to Twelve Hawks's vision, however, the second installment has enough gee-whiz moments and intense fight scenes to keep readers going-particularly those who enjoyed th...more
My only complaints: I felt like it lost steam and direction when Gabriel went to the 1st Realm. Also, it's a bit of a cliff-hanger, w...more
The level of paranoia is high, and tiring to think about but makes sense as usual as there are few goodies v. loads of baddies with all the power. The bad guys computer systems seem very vulnerable though considering how important they are to their dreams of ruling the world.
And there's a shocking death rate in this!
QUOTE: If privacy had a headstone it might read: Don't wo...more
If you haven’t read The Traveler (The Fourth Realm #1), stop! Read this book first:
The Dark River (The Fourth Realm #2) continued the excitement, follow-up to The Traveler (The Fourth Realm #1).
A lot of action going on! The Dark River is in one of 6 realms. John Twelve Hawks described the setting is really awesome and brainrush! I felt like this author had been in these realms before! He is a true gifted storyteller.
Will definitely read its third book: The Golden City (The Fourth...more
His real identity is unknown. He communicates using the internet and an untraceable phone and has never met his editor.
Several guesses have been made regarding his identity: that he was Thomas Pynchon, Dan Brown, or Steve Hawking among others...