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Mark Karsten

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I'm Mark Karsten, a born and raised Canadian author from Southern Alberta. The Vigilant Principle is my first novel.
​I spend the majority of my days with my girlfriend Sydney and our dog Yuna. I'm currently at work on a Science Fiction novel under the working title of Skylight. It's lovely to meet you.


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Just about every sequel you ever see will tout itself as "anticipated". Storm at Dawn, however, is a sequel I really have been anticipating. Since putting down We Are Mars, I've been impatiently waiting to jump back in to this world with Dana and Jax ...more
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I find most books which are part of a series will often leave you with one of two feelings: 1)Satisfaction - the story wrapped up and had a surprisingly sufficient ending. OR 2)Craving for more - the story was JUST HEATING UP and then the author type ...more
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Grotesque, disturbing, horrifying. Impossible to put down. Cutter’s descriptions make you intrigued and nauseous all at once. If you can stomach it, The Deep is quite the ride.
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Stephen King
“Time takes it all whether you want it to or not, time takes it all. Time bares it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again.”
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André Alexis
“Perfect understanding between beings is no guarantor of happiness. To perfectly understand another's madness, for instance, is to be mad oneself. The veil that separates earthly beings is, at times, a tragic barrier, but it is also, at times, a great kindness.”
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“Death was in every fibre of these creatures. It was hidden in their languages and at the root of their civilizations. You could hear it in the sounds they made and see it in the way they moved. It darkened their pleasures and lightened their despair.”
André Alexis, Fifteen Dogs

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“And so it goes...”
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Justin Cronin
“We live, we die. Somewhere along the way, if we're lucky, we may find someone to help lighten the load.”
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