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Jack Harlow walks untouched through the dark. He sees the things that exist there—the ghosts, the vampires, the demons—he sees them and knows them, but they cannot touch him. Until the night he interferes to protect the woman he loves. Now, his untouchable nature is inverted. The creatures of the night are drawn to him, and aim to collect his soul as a prize. From Evileye ...more
ebook, 258 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Evileye Books (first published May 31st 2012)
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Eric
Jun 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
If mainstream urban fantasy has deep roots in the romance genre, Darkwalker is what it would look like if it had grown out of horror, instead.

Jack Harlow watches the things that go bump in the night. Sometimes they watch him back. Either way, they don't interfere with each other. But one night, that all changes, and every occult thing is after him like moths to a flame. Jack has to find out why, and get his untouchability back.

The book obviously has a significant backstory, but Urbancik doesn't
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Kate Sherrod
Jun 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
John Urbancik just ripped my heart right out of my ribcage with his bare hands and then threw it onto the floor and stomped on it 'til I died.
Mike Kazmierczak
Oct 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I started reading DARKWALKER, I wasn't too sure what to expect. Normally I know something about the author: read a novel by him before, had him recommended, read a short story, seen some reviews, something. In this case, I had nothing on Urbancik, at least not that I remember. Then why, I hear you asking, did I have this book by him? Good question. I've received a fair number of books by unknown authors lately due to a couple subscription packages. Anyway, I had a little unknown as I starte ...more
Chris
Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
John Urbancik cleverly blends dark fantasy with horror in this lean novel about Jack Harlow, a man with a gift for seeing all manner of supernatural creature, and recording it in his laptop. He is never harmed or molested, although many speak to him. But while investigating in downtown Orlando (which is cool because other than a few stories I know if set in Central Florida, no one has written a dark fantasy/horror novel in the city associated with Disney World), he unwittingly meets Lisa Sparrow ...more
Greg
Jul 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
DarkWalker takes a look at the world that exists behind the veil of darkness.

Jack is a watcher. He walks the streets at night observing and recording the creatures of the dark that no one can see. Vampires, ghosts, ghouls, demons, he sees them all. They are aware of him watching but let him move freely among them, for he never interferes.

That changes when a demon attacks his girlfriend one night and he prevents it from killing her. His immunity dissolves and hell literally breaks lose as the da
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Michael
Jan 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
What I appreciate most about John's writing is his willingness to take chances. He's always written that way (or at least for the 15 years I've known him). This time he smashes convention by spinning a monster tale around not one, not two, not ten, but damn hordes of nasties from western culture. You never know what's going to be around the next corner.

Jack, Nick, and Lisa are thrown...or drawn...together by an otherworldly plot. Each brings their own special skill to the game, with Jack's prima
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Matt
Jun 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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DarkWalker is the first John Urbancik novel that I have ever read and i liked it. The story was pretty interesting about Jack Harlow and his watching of the creatures that lurk at night. It didn't take to long to get into the main goings on of the story and it kept me interested throughout. I enjoyed reading the DarkWalker.

The only thing that I would have liked would have been a little more to the ending. I can't quite put my finger on it exactly, but it just seemed to short. I think maybe i was
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K.L. Schwengel
Feb 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I started reading DarkWalker over a summer lay-off. Then things got busy and I wasn't reading much at all. Last night I was flicking through the books on my Kindle, looking for something to suit my mood, and realized I'd never finished. Kicking myself for that. Couldn't put it down once I re-opened it. An excellent tale that had me afraid to turn the page. I didn't want to see what was coming next, but I had to. Well crafted, tense, suspenseful, with characters we care about and want to see succ ...more
K.
Jun 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Horror fiction at its best. The author's book about a watcher is a suspenseful read. What I
enjoyed most was the great care with which the book is written. Especially the fight scenes
are brilliantly crafted, Mr. Urbancik works with an unfailing fountain of imagination.
Especially one creature, an immense red demon, was so unsettling, I truly had to sleep
with the light on! hoping for a Part Two.
Amy
Jun 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
This started off slowly, but despite some typos became pretty interesting. I like the concept of a watcher, a hunter, and the supernatural all coming together through a strange set of incidents and will likely look into reading other books in the series once I catch up with the pile of books a friend loaned me.
Brendan Creecy
Apr 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, horror
A pretty quick read. Overall I enjoyed it but there wasn't a whole lot of depth to the story. That isn't necessarily a bad thing and it seems like this is meant to introduce the reader to a bigger world.
JK
Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
Eh, plot and characters were lackluster.
Ryan
Jun 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Very nice opener. I definitely would read more following these characters.
Kris
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
This was basically just a catalogue of horrible beings attacking the protagonists.
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