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The Darkest Touch

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  3 reviews
In the aftermath of a world-wide nuclear conflict, dark forces have taken control in New York City.

Gifted with powers beyond reckoning, the Touched have inherited the after world, instating their own notion of order, and killing all who oppose their rule.

But rebels are gathering, along with strange voices that sound in the deep, and the dark city is about to go even da
Kindle Edition, 142 pages
Published April 7th 2014 by Dark Hall Press (first published April 4th 2014)
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Iseult Murphy
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
And so it begins

The Prince and his apostles, all with different powers or touches (sort of like evil X Men) have destroyed the world.
But even the destroyers are not immune from destruction.
A masterpiece of a novel with complex characters, cool powers and something nasty lurking in the deep.
A must read for fans of Sale’s work, as the Prince appears again in other books.
Jonathan Pongratz
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Original Review at Jaunts & Haunts


I gave this book four and a half fabulous stars!

I really enjoyed this read. It came at the recommendation of a friend, and I was sold after noticing the genres presented were a combination of apocalyptic, horror, and superpowers. I love all of those things, so I was super excited.

In a nutshell, this book is about a post-apocalyptic world where a group of super-powered 'apostles' and their 'prince' have caused the end of the world. Now the world is an echo o
Apr 16, 2014 rated it liked it
I thought this was well written and had a cool post apocalyptic vibe to it. The characters were intriguing. The only thing I would want was to flesh it out more, probably could have been longer to provide more substance to the characters and to the overall back story.
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Joseph Sale is an editor, novelist, and writing coach. His first novel, The Darkest Touch, was published by Dark Hall Press in 2014. He currently writes and is published with The Writing Collective. He has authored more than ten novels, including his Black Gate trilogy, and his love-letter to fantasy: Save Game. He grew up in the Lovecraftian seaside town of Bournemouth.

He edits non-fiction and fi

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