The Dark Trilogy is a trilogy that would take you back to zombie stories as they were in the old days, where zombies were still ruthless, bloodthirsty, slow killers and came at you when you least expected it. Following the stories of Jeff, Megan, George and Jason as they fight to stay alive, not only the undead monsters, but also the crazy survivors, one will be able to reminisce in the times when George A. Romero’s zombies still shocked and stunned horror fanatics. It’s a tale that will make you fall in love with the characters and most importantly it’s a tale that will leave you wanting more and more even when you’ve finished the book.
I’ve read many zombie stories in my time, to the extent that sometimes it’s the same plot over and over… In such a case, a person can get bored with a certain genre. However The Dark Trilogy was not like this. When I was still writing for other sites I first got the humble request of reviewing Comes the Dark by Patrick D’Orazio (the first novel in The Dark Trilogy) and I quickly read it, reviewed it and became obsessed with the story. Gore, blood, horror, the undead that only seemed to come again and again and the plot that made me want to see it on the big screen was enough to make me want more of the story. Soon I got the second book in the trilogy, Into the Dark, which brought action and adventure, conflict and gore to the table in a magnificent fashion. Of course I read, reviewed and was enthralled by the way the story was unfolding. Recently Patrick D’Orazio was kind enough to send me the latest addition to the trilogy, the final part that I so craved and again, Beyond the Dark did not disappoint. In true Fulci and Romero fashion, the story will keep you entranced from start to finish.
What I probably enjoy the most about Patrick D’Orazio’s trilogy is the descriptive gore, which is definitely not something for the kiddies though, but he’s descriptive in the places that needs a lengthy description and didn’t bother too much with boring monologues from characters. The whole trilogy reads easily, the action is continues and even the anti-climaxes are thrilling and keeps the reading pace flowing without much disruption.
The first two books had more creative kills though, which the third book lacked slightly, but it was still a great way to end The Dark Trilogy and I would certainly suggest any zombie fan to get their hands on this book as soon as possible. To make things so much more awesome, you can buy the complete trilogy now for a fraction of what you’d spend on other inferior zombie books.
“The Dark Trilogy, Revised, Expanded, and with Additional Stories is over 250,000 words of an intense saga of the zombie apocalypse.”
That’s the description of the Kindle version on Amazon at the moment, but you can buy the books separately as well. It’s worth it and I’ll stand by that statement for as long as I breathe. Get it, read it, love it!