In A Time Of Darkness

Rated 4.50/5 based on 4 reviews
Treachery -

A disillusioned King who murdered his way into the throne.

Vengeance -

A broken champion desperate to redeem his fallen Kingdom.

Hope -

A group of rebels on a journey, uniting the races to fight for Freedom.

Darkness -

A nefarious, beautiful stranger vying for absolute, unreserved destruction. More
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About Gregory James Knoll

I prefer a certain level of anonymity so if you came here hoping to discover who I am, what I do in my free time or where I'm from I am sorry to disappoint.

I simply allow my work to speak for itself. All other matters are trivial.

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Review by: Felicity Knowles on Feb. 17, 2012 :
I am a horrid speller and as one I want to expose a trap I fall into sometimes and that is spell/grammar check, they are not always your friend, this author fell into that trap, there were several times where the words in a sentence has no business being there, what was replaced by when, or I replaced by If, it was clearly either spell/grammar check or the author on auto-pilot. I strongly believe with impartial editing this book could be great, I only hope the next book gets the editing it deserves, with over 600 pages on my nook seems a waste to not edit it properly. Now on with my review, I don't start a book I don't finish, even if it is horrid, for several reasons but mostly because I write and want to avoid mistakes,seeing them made makes me aware of what can happen when you don't pay attention to the small stuff.
That being said this is a good book, it was good with the potential to be great, potential that would be brought out with a strong editor. There was the usual fantasy fare, dwarves, elves, good wizards, an evil, demented sick, paranoid ,king with his equally evil , twisted sick wizards, an ageless hero knight, a girl with great power who the hero helped raise who he is also in love with (little bit like incest to me) , a goddess who hangs out with the hero and his band of not so merry men and women, a ex-fiancé/sociopath and his obsession, a demon/woman who finds him ripe for the plucking, while also manipulating the king, a general who is hell bent on bring a prophesy to life but also has a somewhat twisted sense of honor all brought together in a land that has been sucked lifeless by the king and where after 300 years of his ruling the group of heroes seeks to end his reign and bring 'hope' back to the land. There was some painfully descriptive language, I love detail but some parts I had to push myself to get through, some of the fight/battle scenes were hard to digest and although the author put loads of effort into describing some places and battles I had a hard time with it, sometimes it was just too much. But apart from that I read it to the end and as I said with editing it would have been brilliant.
(review of free book)

Review by: Jessica Northrop on Dec. 23, 2011 :
This is by far the best book I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Not only did the writer create an amazing world in which the story is set, but the characters and the story line are phenomenal. I felt as though I was watching a movie in my mind while reading. This book will make you laugh, cry, enjoy awesome adventures and even has a bit of romance (but not too much. :)

It's a total package. I recommend to readers everywhere, and I look forward to reading more from this writer.
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Review by: Jason Leyanna on Dec. 15, 2011 :
In a Time of Darkness - Review

By Jason Leyanna

In a Time of Darkness is the first in a series of medieval novels written by Greg Knoll. The entry point into this series tells the story of Grahamas and Elryia and their fight to liberate their world from the tyrant-King Idimus. The relationships and plot twists keep this story fresh and engrossing with each character playing an integral part in developing this story to its conclusion. This is an epic tale.

Grahamas is at the forefront of returning the land to one of peace and prosperity but cannot do this single-handedly. Elryia is also a key component to restoring order to this land and is more powerful than anyone had fathomed. The territory is currently under the thumb of a paranoid and heartless king, Idimus. Together with a band of companions of diverse origins, Grahamas and company are on a mission. The companions include Samsum, Jeralyle (a Mage), Lanyan (Elf), Merial(Human), Carsis (Human), Gort (Dwarf), and Gnert( Gnome). They have many treacherous threats ahead of them. They must also recruit an army to fight off the onslaught of enemies that the King sends after them.

The relationships between the characters evolve through the story and some even to the extreme. There are also romantic relationships between certain characters that will keep the reader interested. The way this plays out is interesting and shows us more about each one of the characters and their true intentions. This is just one of the many character developments during the course of the 500+ pages of In a Time of Darkness. The ensuing war and dynamic characters make the story intriguing. Then the twists in the plot keep you from putting down the book because at the end of every chapter there is something to be curious about.

Despite the good intentions and aid our heroes obtain, The King, Idimus, and his minions will not be taken down easily. King's forces are many and include Gerin, the King's general, who is training an army of men and going up against Grahama. Kalinies is the King's devious and resourceful wizard and has powerful spells and magic. There are also sub-human monstrosities that were created to aid the king. Thankfully, our protagonists also come across some new and long-lost allies to help them defeat the many skillful enemies that turn up.

In a Time of Darkness has a medieval theme running through it and had me continually turning the pages. I could hardly put the book down except when absolutely necessary. There is much action and plot to keep the reader engaged, questioning what will happen next and if the good-hearted will be able to succeed in their mission

In a Time of Darkness is a story of companionship, loyalty, betrayal, fear and hope. Its keeps the reader immersed in action and adventure. In a Time of Darkness has it all and is a timeless masterpiece on par with The Lord of the Rings. It is a wonderfully powerful and engaging story that had me interested from the first page to the last. Now I impatiently await the sequel.

9.5/10
(review of free book)

Review by: Jason Leyanna on Dec. 15, 2011 :
In a Time of Darkness - Review

By Jason Leyanna

In a Time of Darkness is the first in a series of medieval novels written by Greg Knoll. The entry point into this series tells the story of Grahamas and Elryia and their fight to liberate their world from the tyrant-King Idimus. The relationships and plot twists keep this story fresh and engrossing with each character playing an integral part in developing this story to its conclusion. This is an epic tale.

Grahamas is at the forefront of returning the land to one of peace and prosperity but cannot do this single-handedly. Elryia is also a key component to restoring order to this land and is more powerful than anyone had fathomed. The territory is currently under the thumb of a paranoid and heartless king, Idimus. Together with a band of companions of diverse origins, Grahamas and company are on a mission. The companions include Samsum, Jeralyle (a Mage), Lanyan (Elf), Merial(Human), Carsis (Human), Gort (Dwarf), and Gnert( Gnome). They have many treacherous threats ahead of them. They must also recruit an army to fight off the onslaught of enemies that the King sends after them.

The relationships between the characters evolve through the story and some even to the extreme. There are also romantic relationships between certain characters that will keep the reader interested. The way this plays out is interesting and shows us more about each one of the characters and their true intentions. This is just one of the many character developments during the course of the 500+ pages of In a Time of Darkness. The ensuing war and dynamic characters make the story intriguing. Then the twists in the plot keep you from putting down the book because at the end of every chapter there is something to be curious about.

Despite the good intentions and aid our heroes obtain, The King, Idimus, and his minions will not be taken down easily. King's forces are many and include Gerin, the King's general, who is training an army of men and going up against Grahama. Kalinies is the King's devious and resourceful wizard and has powerful spells and magic. There are also sub-human monstrosities that were created to aid the king. Thankfully, our protagonists also come across some new and long-lost allies to help them defeat the many skillful enemies that turn up.

In a Time of Darkness has a medieval theme running through it and had me continually turning the pages. I could hardly put the book down except when absolutely necessary. There is much action and plot to keep the reader engaged, questioning what will happen next and if the good-hearted will be able to succeed in their mission

In a Time of Darkness is a story of companionship, loyalty, betrayal, fear and hope. Its keeps the reader immersed in action and adventure. In a Time of Darkness has it all and is a timeless masterpiece on par with The Lord of the Rings. It is a wonderfully powerful and engaging story that had me interested from the first page to the last. Now I impatiently await the sequel.

9.5/10
(review of free book)

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