Trespass (The Darkeningstone #1) REVIEW

25428934Trespass by Mikey Campling

Published April 24th 2015

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Pages: 270

Source: Netgalley – in exchange for an honest review

Jake never liked urban myths. But this is not an urban myth. And it did not happen to someone else, but to him. He’s set it down as best he can remember. Whether you believe it or not, is up to you.
The Darkeningstone combines gritty, edgy modern-day action with an adventure across time. Discovered over 5,000 years ago, the Darkeningstone affects everyone who finds it.
So remember this:
Somewhere, sometime, The Darkeningstone is waiting for you.
A fast-paced adventure across time, with short chapters crammed with cliff-hangers. There’s vengeance here and the threat of violence. There’s a plot you can get your teeth into and characters you can believe in.
Jake was too smart to believe the rumours about Scaderstone Pit, but now he’s in more danger than he could ever have imagined.
In 1939, as World War II looms, the lives of two men will be changed forever.
Over 5,000 years ago, a hermit will keep the stone a secret. But someone is watching him – someone with murder in his heart.
What will you see when you look into The Darkeningstone?
If you dare.

This book has three time-lines: 2010, 1939 and 3500 B. C. In these three stories, the dark stone is present.

Let’s start from the older story. The 3500 B. C. part was the only one I liked. The characters intrigued me and the plot had potential. Sadly, as I read more of that story, it just dragged and the characters lost my interest. It was the only part of the book that was making it enjoyable and, by the end, it was just bad.

The story from 1939 was short and there wasn’t a lot going on. I didn’t care for the characters and the plot was dull.

The last story was from 2010 and it was the main story of the book. The main character, Jake, was irrational and annoying. In the beginning, it didn’t bother me but, as I kept reading, he kept making stupid decisions and his part of the story became boring. It didn’t go anywhere.

As I read the book, I was always waiting for something exciting to happen. It didn’t. The book just kept going on and on, without any interesting happening.

It ended on a cliffhanger but I didn’t care.

I won’t be continuing with the series.

Rating: 2 stars

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