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Dark Ages: 2020 (Dark Ages, #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  102 ratings  ·  15 reviews
No civilization has ever stood the test of time. When societies collapse... How do the unprepared survive?

After ancient Rome fell to the barbarian hordes and its light went out, 500 years of economic and cultural deterioration followed in Europe - The Dark Ages. In the 14th century, the most brutal pandemic to ravage mankind finally pulled this part of the world out of th
Paperback, 1, 476 pages
Published October 7th 2015 by Sophistworks, LLC
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Kisa Libby
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
If you like books where the author uses the word 'tactical" to describe almost every tool or piece of clothing used then this is the book for you. I almost want to read it again so that i can count how many times he wrote "tactical pants". What is the obsession with tactical pants?! He also used "tactical flashlight" and "tactical knife" quite often. He also referred to AR's as "assault weapons" come on real gun folk call them by the manufacture and model. The author knew his hand guns ...more
Rebecca McNutt
Really cool book, I really liked the way it discusses the end of a civilization and the author's writing style was easy to follow along with.
Matthew Carroll
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dark Ages: 2020

Dark Ages: 2020 is a Political Thriller that has amazing potential in further releases. The first novel attempt by the author (that I am aware of), and a darn good one. You start off at the precipice. You start out by looking at everything that is to come, but you have no real idea as to how the future shall come to be.

The characters are easily relatable, depending upon your own actual history. Us veterans will have a fellow to connect with(enough to make your eyes tear up). You s
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a surprisingly good read. I had won a copy through a Giveaway and was a bit skeptical of the quality of the book as the author seemed new, but as I read I was drawn into the story.

My thoughts:

The writing was quality work (though there were quite a few typos that were missed in editing).
The characters were for the most part interconnected.
The story didn't have any flow issues.
I had a little trouble identifying with some of the characters.
The ending left me wanting, but that left a sequel
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a different approach to an end of the world scene. It could happen in the present day climate, biological warfare, but the author takes it a little further. He looks at the end from four different individuals viewpoints, who have (at first glance) nothing in common. He then ties these individuals together by seemingly random events. There is also, in the background, the devious plots of the world governments. This is a very interesting, intriguing, and exciting read. A good book to get l ...more
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways
I received this free from a goodreads giveaway.

Damn this book is awesome loved how the different characters all got tied together.
The character Ivan was pretty cool I liked his handy car grinder.
1st book I've read that's like this or just deals with this kinda stuff and damn glad i got to read this.
Ending is awesome makes me wish I had the 2nd book already but cant wait to read it when it comes out.
Nancy Shepherd
Apr 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: adult readers who do aren't afraid of being made to think!
Recommended to Nancy by: Goodreads
I received this book free through Goodreads. This was not an easy read for me. First of all, it is set in the future, and I am not a big fan of the genre. Secondly, the events described here could actually happen--and that scares the living daylights out of me. It took me an unusually long time to read because I kept walking away from it. Since I have finished it, I am glad I stuck it out.
Sandra McQuaid
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It didn't have any dull spots. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

I hope it comes out soon. I really liked this book, it had a lot of action. It was good.
Shan Nayak
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I got referred to this piece of work by a friend of mine in light of the recent Corona Virus outbreak. I deeply study the Occult culture and this piece of work had me thinking way too deeply.

Everything sound so familiar. It's like someone's narrating me how the actual world works.

Excellent work! Waiting for the next in series.
James Ballard
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really good read. Not bad if this is the authors first attempt, kept me engaged. I will be looking for the follow on books.
Jan 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaway, free
If you like to read to escape from reality, this book is not for you. Practically pulled from today’s headlines, Dark Ages: 2020 takes a look at a potential future that could be mere years away. Of course, in order to do so, there’s a lot of conspiracy theories that would need to come true in order for this novel to be a reality. That being said, the one thing this book does well is remove any hope you might ever have in humanity. Not only on
Boulder Boulderson
Apr 15, 2016 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one, ever
Frankly I was in two minds about even adding this book to my list. However as I got a free copy from Goodreads in return for a review, I suppose I will.

This is one of the worst books I've ever read. The entire novel is just a vehicle for Dutra's wrong-headed political opinions, his racism, homophobia, sexism and conspiracy theories. That wouldn't be unforgivable, if it was well-written. It is not.

Even if you ignore the constant typographical errors, the grammar and sentence structure are almost
Steve Wilson
Jan 23, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a book received through Goodreads giveaways.

A book that I struggled a bit to get through. While I enjoy political thrillers this story centring around a planned plague which will destroy about 80% of the world did not capture my interest.
Cathie Toppari
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book

I enjoyed reading this book, I looked forward to reading what happened to all the characters. Read it. It's good
James Mitchell
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. I like books in this genre but I loved this one. Characters are well defined and plot is solid. I just hope it doesn't come true!
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