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As well as an author, Matt is a blog editor, Communications Professional, and the weekly film reviewer for a regional newspaper group. Matt is a lover of all things virtual, sci-fi, superhero and theological…
Complete Darkness is his first novel - but there are several short stories out there online if you fancy hunting them down!?
He loves to interact with readers so you can tweet him: @Cleric20
Read his film and book reviews: www.darkmatt.blogspot.com Discover more about the Darkmatters Universe: artwork, merchandise, links to prequel shorts, media and future plans: www.Completedarknessnovel.com
Available on Amazon Complete Darkness is an action-packed science-fiction explosion. At 111 pages, though it is small, it is mighty. Following the story of Cleric20 and his sidekick GiX who perhaps unwittingly must defeat the satanic President of the World. The writing in this book flows very well and I thought the world-building was really strong. I enjoyed spotting the modern culture references throughout such as the Lloyd Weber Museum, and the integration of landmarks such as Westminster Cathedral and Tower Bridge. I think this really helped to create an “our world but not as we know it” feel that invites the reader into the futuristic setting and helps to make everything more believable. I also liked the concept of the futuristic world being built on top of the old world, it reminded me of the sunken streets below Edinburgh and reflects the building practices already used but adapted and made more futuristic. This book also deals with Armageddon, good, evil, God and the Devil but the subject is addressed in a way that I found innovative and easy to enjoy regardless of religious inclination. I thought this was a well-written book that, although it has a comic book/action hero vibe, is definitely targeted at a more mature audience, with the odd graphic moment and use of black humour. I would recommend this to science fiction and fantasy fans.