Book Review: The Dark That Dwells – Matt Digman & Ryan Roody

Book Review: The Dark That Dwells – Matt Digman & Ryan Roody

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Release Date:
July 10th 2020
Pages: 486
Find it on: Goodreads. BookDepository. Author’s Website.
Source: The authors kindly sent me a copy of this book to review
Rating: 5/5 stars


An immersive new space opera featuring an unforgettable ensemble cast, set in a sci-fi world with a fantasy twist.

In this evocative science fiction series, four strangers are swept up in a gripping adventure of thrilling battles, ravenous creatures, and the return of forbidden magic.





As their paths interweave in love and hate, redemption and revenge, one threat will eclipse their greatest fears: a being of utter darkness and its imminent return.

THE DARK THAT DWELLS: essential for readers craving robust, character-driven adventures on fantastic alien worlds, bullet-ridden spaceships barely held together, and the expansive infinity of space-time itself.


Copy of book cover (4)The Dark That Dwells is the kind of book that hooks you from the very first chapter. The story follows four different characters – a ranger, a warrior, a tyrant and an arcanist as their lives become intertwined and they must fight for survival. It’s a brilliant mix of science fiction and fantasy and I loved every single minute of it.

Matt Digman and Ryan Roody have created an action packed tale and the fast paced plot that doesn’t let up the entire time. I found myself grabbing any spare moment I could to dive back into the incredible world the authors have created. I really enjoyed the writing style in this one too and it’s so easy to sink into the world. The world building is excellent and the authors put so much detail into the depictions of the alien worlds and spaceships that really made the story come to life.

One of the things that gripped me most about The Dark That Dwells was the fascinating characters. The reader is treated to multiple POVs, which gives you the chance to get to know all of them. I loved seeing their relationships adapt and change as the story went on and each character is well fleshed out with plenty of character growth. I definitely grew quite attached to the characters by the end of the story (Fall is my favourite) and they had me turning pages faster and faster because I just had to know how it was going to end.

The Dark That Dwells is an epic space opera that will have you on the edge of your seat. It’s got a few surprise twists in the story, and it ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. I completely adored this book and I would love to read more in this world. If you’re a fan of fast paced science fiction this is definitely one to pick up. The Dark That Dwells is one of my favourite books of 2020 and I can’t wait to see what this author duo writes next.
5 Stars

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