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The Darkest Tool is a paranormal thriller full of suspense and mystery. This novel is told in turn by two narrators: Jonathan Night and his guardian demon, Arioch. Angels and demons have been at war since Lucifer led his rebellion to God's throne. Bound to Earth and darkness the demons manipulate man to expand their realm. Jonathan is unaware of his purpose as he is shaped ...more
Kindle Edition, 234 pages
Published November 17th 2013 by Amazon Digital Services (first published May 24th 2012)
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Margaret Millmore
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
The story begins with Jonathan Night, a young man in his last year of high school. He has it all, but it wasn't always like that. Jon lived in a series of foster homes growing up and came to know love and loss all too quickly. He was finally adopted by a great couple who supported and loved him through thick and thin. As Jon continues his growth into adulthood, he finds himself immersed in his own dark thoughts, turning to drugs and alcohol, and eventually much worse. Jon seems torn between what ...more
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I don't normally read books based on Christianity. However, this book grabbed my attention from the first page. There were a few slow parts but they did not detract from the book as a whole. On the contrary, this is one of the best books I have read recently.
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
This story starts out like a YA novel. I half expected it to continue that way, but I caution the reader, this is not YA. The story starts out with Jonathan, a young man who has finally found a home. His mother died giving birth and he didn’t know his father. He has been in the system for 12 years before the Braces took him in. Life takes him on a journey of poor decisions and a love that destroys him once it ends. You follow Jonathan through his life.

Then the tables turn and you are
Reading Harbor
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was definitely not what I expected in a good way. I don't usually read paranormal thrillers because a lot of them are too predictable to me. They try to compete to be "dark" "brooding" and "tragic" for shock value purposes without seemingly having a point. Maybe I have watched too many TV shows. After a while, the big box stories seem to rip off one another. They tend to be massed produced because some executive has an idea of what consumers want to read, instead of trying to explore a ...more
Lora Cumbie
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
The story is of a young man, Jonathan Night, who, unbeknownst to him, is being groomed to become the savior of the dark realm. He is a street-smart teen who has experienced heartache and tragedy in his life. Orphaned young, with no family to love him, he learns to cope with heartache and death, and to survive. Jonathan, despite the heartache he has endured, is just a guy. He wants to be cool, accepted, liked by his friends, and loved by a family. He likes girls, like crazy, and has those teenage ...more
Catherine Collier
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is terrific, unbelievably so for a first book. The story of a boy-to-man’s life told in comparsion to the war in heaven is so well written that I wasn’t sure which was the “true” story and which was the metaphor. It had me scrambling through my old sources on myths to review the war in heaven and the meaning and roles of the characters. Portraying God as female gives even more depth to the story. The names of the characters in the book are meaningful also. The main character’s name, Jo ...more
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this to be one of the most thrilling books I have read. I loved books that will keep your attention and make you feel like you are a part of the story. This is one of those books. It is definitely well worth reading. I loved every second from the first page to the last.
Stephanie C.
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a refreshing, thoughtful, well written story about redemption. The story skips between Jonathan, a human falling down the path of darkness,& Atrioch, his guardian demon. Both characters learn that destiny cn change when we're given a second chance.
May 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
Gotta say, not impressed. The first 80% of the book was fairly ordinary and slow, with hardly any supernatural elements. Then in the last 20% the story picked up but was very confusing. It's very rare for me to give a negative rating or review, but I had to for this one.
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Gerald Barnes lives in California with his wife, two sons, a dog, and two cats. When he is not writing he runs the rat race to provide for his family. Gerald works in sales and hates it because he has to work weekends. He admits that he feels blessed to have the job regardless but still dreams of weekends by the pool. On his days off he likes to BBQ and be with his family. Barnes is currently work ...more