Brandon Marlowe and the Darkness of the Light

Rated 4.91/5 based on 47 reviews
If you remember one thing, one thing at all, remember this: He is a Demigod who seeks to enslave all of humanity.

Join the resistance and save the Followers. More

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Words: 79,470
Language: English
ISBN: 9780984829699
About Eric Livingston

The Brandon Marlowe series is a story that I made up as I was moving from Oklahoma to Texas. The UHaul had no cruise control and storytelling made for good distraction from my stiff legs.

I started with the Spirit Snatcher, then the Alpha in the Omega, and the Darkness of the Light. The story has grown significantly from the original and I've become very fond of it. Recently, I've gotten preoccupied with other projects and such, so writing the fourth book has been slower. This is not something I do full-time, hence the option to buy the series free as I want readers more than anything. Although your money is always appreciated and welcome.

I've had relative success with Smashwords and at one point did break Top 100 Children's books on Amazon. This feat is made even more impressive due to my disdain of social networks. Nothing against the concept, it just feels like a chore to me.

If I were to see a future for my series outside of black and white I would love an animated series. If anyone out there knows a youtube/internet/comic individuals in need of a good story, have them contact me. I'd love to talk.

Also, if you notice any formatting errors in the books, please let me know. A good address to use is:

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Review by: Iris Garcia on Feb. 13, 2013 :
Eric Livingston's series is just the right medicine for those suffering from fantasy withdrawal. This series kept my children's noses (aged 10 to 17) in the pages and provided a great introduction to Greek mythology. The books are fast-paced and suitable for adults and children over the age of ten.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)

Review by: Meli Gupta on Feb. 12, 2013 :
Rubbish! A waste of time!
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)

Review by: Ronald Gall on Feb. 08, 2013 :
Despite being incomplete, this was a fun series to read. The author combines good dialogue with an adventurous and original plot that keeps you reading.

On a side note, I was sad to see this book fall from the highest rated. I know it was one of the main reasons it came to my attention. It's clearly not for small-minded people who can only whine when a book challenges them.

I'll be telling everyone of my friends to read this series!
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)

Review by: Kay Carter on Feb. 03, 2013 :
Great read! Lots of fun!
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)

Review by: Mi Song on Jan. 30, 2013 :
Have you ever wandered what happened to the Greek gods and their children? This book will explain it all.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)

Review by: Richard Faas on Jan. 17, 2013 :
This book was so much fun to read. I really liked Brandon Marlowe. The story has lots of adventures and the mythological creatures were fun to read about.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)

Review by: Richard Faas on Jan. 02, 2013 :
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Greek Mythology, adventure, surprises and battles.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)

Review by: Eric Gillean on Dec. 26, 2012 :
Fantastic series! A great adventure.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)

Review by: Christine Dorval on Dec. 18, 2012 :
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Amy Smith on Dec. 15, 2012 :
This book is a great mix of fantasy, adventure, and mystery. I enjoyed reading this book, and am really looking forward to the release of the next book. The setting of the book and the way the write described it, made it feel like I was really there. The story kept my attention through the whole book and it ended totally unlike how I expected it to end!
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)

Review by: Sarah Tate on Dec. 14, 2012 :
Loved this series and can't wait for the next book!
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)

Review by: Sabrina Harris on Dec. 03, 2012 :
I chose this rating because I can find nothing wrong with this series. It's funny, clever and really well written. I am sure people from ages eight and up will give this book five stars as well.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)

Review by: Scott Stone on Nov. 18, 2012 :
This is one of the more original fantasy books that I've come across in a while. It takes something that most people are interested in (mythology) and puts an updated fantasy spin on it. The premise is that the Greek gods are still active and up to their old tricks only this time there are humans who have inherited the abilities of fallen gods/titans, their job is to stop them. Brandon Marlowe survives this world, and unlike the PJ series this author makes no bones about the danger these people face. Very gripping, very fun.
(reviewed 75 days after purchase)

Review by: Craig Stevens on Nov. 04, 2012 :
AWESOME READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(reviewed 61 days after purchase)

Review by: Robert Vick on Nov. 04, 2012 :
Good storyline and well told. It was a hard book to put down. I was sad when it was over.
(reviewed 61 days after purchase)

Review by: Terri Drenth on Oct. 30, 2012 :
Great series!!!
(reviewed 55 days after purchase)

Review by: Terri Drenth on Oct. 24, 2012 :
Great book for boys/young men! The action is addicting and the story line is awesome!
(reviewed 50 days after purchase)

Review by: Nancy Crook on Oct. 24, 2012 :
A great continuation from Alpha in the Omega. The journal chapter was certainly an interesting look into Jesus' mindset.

Then of course you have Brandon developing even more. By the end of the book he has finalized his resolve and I can't wait to see what he does next.
(reviewed 59 days after purchase)

Review by: Dwayne Hollo on Oct. 19, 2012 :
It was a good book and i really enjoyed it i would suggest it to lots of people very good book.
(reviewed 50 days after purchase)

Review by: Jojo Griffo on Oct. 15, 2012 :
This book was wonderful - hard to put down!!!! It was exciting and you were on the edge waiting for the next thing to happen.
(reviewed 45 days after purchase)

Review by: Bert Abbott on Oct. 15, 2012 : (no rating)
Great series really new and imaginative.. Can't wait for the next book.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)

Review by: Roy Eby on Oct. 13, 2012 :
The action and the characters continue to develop. Can't wait for the next one. A must read!
(reviewed 39 days after purchase)

Review by: Eric Nibizi, Sr on Oct. 06, 2012 :
Good book. Complements the other in this series.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)

Review by: Basil Raad on Oct. 04, 2012 :
This story is imaginative and original. The characters are strong with quirky personalities. Although violent in parts, there's no gore for gore's sake.

Brandon is an engaging hero. The tension builds and the world the author creates is never boring. Highly recommended.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: Brenda Keller on Oct. 02, 2012 :
Charismatic characters, a deep and involving world, and a great series. Overall, a great book that will surely entertain most readers.

On a personal note. If your thinking about Mark of Athena, give this series a try and you'll quickly be abandoning Rick Riordan.
(reviewed 34 days after purchase)

Review by: Jorge Saba on Sep. 25, 2012 :
I enjoyed the "on the edge of my chair" action. It was simply written and is probably better enjoyed by the younger generation.
(reviewed 33 days after purchase)

Review by: Rom Crespo on Sep. 25, 2012 :
The entire series was captivating. One of the best series I have ever read. I convinced my sister to read it too and now we can't stop talking about it.
(reviewed 30 days after purchase)

Review by: Alberto Saa on Sep. 19, 2012 :
Good progression and character development. I definitely liked the chapter going further into Jesus's past. It truly defined what the character is and how he got that way.

Go Brandon!
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)

Review by: Bill Cronk on Sep. 13, 2012 :
lots of fun, great read! sad that there aren't more out yet!
(reviewed 18 days after purchase)

Review by: Susan Cote on Sep. 11, 2012 :
I didn't know what to expect when I first picked up this series. I had heard a very brief description of it, and it didn't sound like my thing. But so many people recommended it, that I went ahead and read it. I'm so glad that I did. It's exceptionally written, thought provoking, and intense. It's really a must read. I've read it over and over again.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Troy Jay on Sep. 08, 2012 :
This story was truly life changing. The premise of the story alone is enough for anyone to realize this will not be your run of the mill young adult novel.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)

Review by: Cross Bello on Sep. 08, 2012 :
Great book! Nuff said.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)

Review by: Ken Strode on Sep. 06, 2012 :
I read this series to see what all the excitement was about. I can understand it now. It's entertaining with substance. It kept my interest though the series. (which is more than I can say for most books). A must read if you desire those two things.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)

Review by: James Malek on Sep. 04, 2012 :
I was ravished by the story. The book is told from Brandon's point of view, first person past tense. The conversations occurring in Brandon's head (he talks to his weapons) Overall, the style sheds a unique light on the inner workings of this developing character. I think it works. It keeps the mystery alive and the action tense for the reader.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)

Review by: Song Young on Aug. 30, 2012 :
This series kept me entertained from the beginning. I wasn't sure what was going to happen. I am glad that the author is making another book b/c as I got nearer to the end the Gods finally began to make their move. I am anxiously awaiting the next book!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)

Review by: David Rutz on Aug. 30, 2012 :
I loved this series! Brandon is such a great hero. Clever, strong, and caring for others. So much so that his biggest fear seems to be accidentally hurting those around him.

At the same time there is a great reflection of our own society in the way of the 'Followers'. The author talks about how easily they give up their will and now that I I've seen it that way, I admit he has a point.

The book is a winner from the beginning, but once the action begins, it's very hard to put down!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)

Review by: Jan Crow on Aug. 27, 2012 :
Fantastic Series!

A must read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Bruce Godfrey on Aug. 27, 2012 :
My English professor & a friend recommended this series to me so I went ahead and read it and I'm so glad I did because this is one of the best book I've ever read (The whole series is amazing). Absolutely LOVE it! I'm not a big reader myself but I already re-read this series at least 5 times.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)

Review by: John Jafa on Aug. 27, 2012 :
Love these books!!! I can't even begin to tell you how awesome this book is. The tension, suspense, characters, action, plot...everything is so amazing.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)

Review by: Victor Neilsing on Aug. 27, 2012 :
This book continues a brilliant series, I couldn't put it down once I started it I got so caught up that I stayed up late into the night reading it and came into work tired and a bit melancholy the next day. If you are looking for a feel good read this is not the book for you. However, if you are looking for a fantastic, emotional and heartrending story with characters that come off the page and remain with you, then this is definitely the book for you.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)

Review by: Kevin Romo on Aug. 26, 2012 :
A remarkable series. A great read however, I must caution parents... this book may put "ideas" in your child's head. I suggest you read the book first, then decide. A lot of parents are skeptical about the book. Still, it's a wonderful read.

Other than that, this book (and series as a whole) is amazing. It left me begging for more. Wonderful book.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)

Review by: Jose Rosas on Aug. 26, 2012 :
This series is fascinating, action packed, and highly addicting. It's drags you in with mysteries and mythology and you keep thinking about it long beyond finishing the books. I hesitated for a while to read them because of the Percy Jackson books which have eclipsed the mythology market. These are far more interesting than anything Riordan has written.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

Review by: Ted Morris on Aug. 26, 2012 :
I flew through these three books. This author has me completely hooked. Eric Livingston has a warped but brilliant mind in his depiction of 'Alpha'. (I don't want to spoil the surprise) It's entertaining, and incredibly disturbing all at once.

I'm anxiously awaiting the next book in the series!
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

Review by: Louise Moran on Aug. 26, 2012 :
A favorite on going series of mine. If you are reading this you MUST start with the Spirit Snatcher and go in order. Each book starts pretty much where the other left off and you'll be lost for a bit if you start one out of order. Other than that, a great read.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)

Review by: John Gleeson on Aug. 24, 2012 :
Great read!

Give it a try!

Pass it on!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

Review by: Renee Creech on Aug. 22, 2012 :
My son told me about this series and I decided to read it to see what the fuss was about. After reading I can see why he liked it so much. With so many mainstream stories focusing on the relationship in the book this one focuses on the story while having romance, and there is some, play a less important role.

A definite buy for any moms trying to get their sons into reading.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: Bob Cotton on Aug. 22, 2012 :
Continuing a great series
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

Review by: Edwin Ritter on Aug. 21, 2012 :
Latest book in the series and honestly the more I read the more it makes me wonder. You can feel a story outside the story (if that makes sense) and you find yourself getting very involved. Cant wait for the next one.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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