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The Dark Path (The Legacy Chronicles)

The Dark Path (The Legacy Chronicles) [Kindle Edition]

Luke Romyn
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The incredible precursor to Luke Romyn's epic Legacy Chronicles series.




"The 21st Century's Newest Master-of-Horror... Rivaling both Stephen King and Thomas Harris, without doubt, the edgy and provocative Luke Romyn is destined to emerge as the 21st century's newest Master-of-Horror." -- Dee Marie - Award winning author of the Sons Of Avalon saga.

"If you are a lover of this genre, then The Dark Path would be an excellent book to read." -- 4.4 Stars - Anthony Wessel (reviewer for The Kindle Book Review) and founder of

New York's underworld quivers at the mention of his name. Evil courses through his veins like blood and his conscience has lain dormant for over a decade while he has slashed and burned his way to the top of the food chain.


The Dark Man, born of torment into an existence of death. In the underworld of killers he reigns supreme. And yet he is chosen for a task of supreme benevolence. Why would he be selected to save a young boy, the Avun-Riah, and then protect him against a horde of enemies, both mortal and demonic?

Because he is the only one with any hope of success.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have risen from the pits of Hell and, along with a fanatical army of cultists, are ranged against Vain. If the boy is slain then Sordarrah will be raised to destroy the Earth, a feat even Lucifer never managed.

Evil is being used to fight evil in the ultimate battle for the outcome of all existence. Armageddon sits upon the horizon and all that stands in its way is a man whose path has always been dark....

"Astonishing insight into apparently amoral evil, derived from pain... To term this novel "A Psychological Thriller" would, IMO, misrepresent its sensitivity and power. The Dark Path is a book that seems to defy categorization, which is an amazing accomplishment... This book casts a spell that is, for me, more beautiful than horrifying." -- Mysterious Microburst "Apocryphal Raven"

"Ah, this is seasoned writing. 5 PLUS STARS... This deserves wide acclaim. The Dark Path is one fantastic thrill ride." -- Glen Cantrell

"A compelling, thought provoking...EXCELLENT MUST read!! ... The book is brilliantly written...bringing such vivid life to his characters...and mind provoking predicaments... It has been a very long time since I found myself so involved in a work of fiction." -- A.J. Luck

About the Author

Luke Romyn spent many years, over nineteen in fact, working in the security industry. From doorwork in some of Australia's roughest pubs and clubs to protecting Mickey Mouse and the Disney crew from the overzealous jaws of tenacious toddlers, Luke has worked throughout Australia and internationally in a vast array of roles. He's done close protection for UK celebrities in Fiji and chased feral pigs and snakes out of the jungle film sets on Steven Spielberg's and Tom Hank's epic: The Pacific. There are few things Luke hasn't seen. With all this experience behind him, it would have been tempting to write a set of memoirs. Instead, Luke utilized it to fuel his own expansive imagination and began writing fiction. Initially starting with short stories, Luke rapidly progressed onto novels. All three of Luke's books have been category best sellers on Amazon, with over 200,000 copies being distributed to date.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1121 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
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  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,438 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Luke Romyn was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1975. His life since reads like something out of his novels: heavily entrenched in personal trauma, action, thrills, and adventure.

For over two decades, Luke has worked in the security industry; from bouncing in some of Australia's roughest pubs and nightclubs to protecting Mickey Mouse and the Disney crew from the overzealous jaws of tenacious toddlers. He's been bodyguard for celebrities internationally and chased feral pigs and snakes from jungle sets on Steven Spielberg productions. Luke has traveled the globe and spent time in some of the most amazing locations the world has to offer.

This experience fuels the Australian writer's ever-expansive imagination, and he pours it into his novels, combining fact with fiction, history with fantasy, delivering engrossing action-thrillers which leave fans gasping for more. Luke's quick wit has seen his social media following explode, and he is currently one of the most prolific social media celebrities in Australia, with several hundred thousand followers across the internet.

Publishing his first book, The Dark Path, in 2009 saw it voted in the top 10 horror novels of that year, even though Luke denies ever intending the novel to be classed as horror. Luke Romyn is now one of the most popular indie authors in the ever-growing eBook market and personally completes everything from cover art to final formatting, working tirelessly with editors so as to refine the best stories possible for his readers. The results are international bestsellers you're certain to love diving into. Hundreds of thousands of readers can't be wrong.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripped with fear! 7 Mar 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
`The Dark Path', by Australian author Luke Romyn, is a novel in the horror genre. However, more than that, it also deals with questions of spirituality and the supernatural. Written in a very straightforward manner, with no excessive or flowery description (you are told as much as is necessary - I found this refreshing) it tells the story of a hard-headed, cold blooded assassin named Vain.

Although Vain is an abhorrent character from the outset, killing his victims for profit and money (and enjoyment!), the reader quickly identifies and feels empathy for him. This allows you to care for the `Dark Man' as he takes his journey on the dark path.

The story is fast paced and also forces the reader to think about some spiritual issues that were completely unexpected by me when I started the book.

I originally found the author Luke Romyn via the social media tool Twitter, and was tempted by his personal wit and personality to purchase this novel. It was a good decision and I thoroughly enjoyed the journey which reading `The Dark Path' took me on. I would definitely recommend this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last. something awesome to read... 2 May 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Authors are like Photographers.

Everyone who has a camera thinks they take amazing photos, many books available here are by those who are trying to write amazing books but do not achieve their aim.

Luke is an author in a very different category. This book is awesome.

He writes beautifully with insightful build up in his characters which leads you to actually CARE what happens and leaves you wanting more. Much more.

It took me some time to find Luke as an author due to the amount of material I go through.
Testimony indeed that I feel the need to devote my time to a review of his work.

The story is a well structured, supernatural theme which I thoroughly enjoy but it is the characters are the main body of the story.

Like a skilled artist, they are painted as beautifully as the scenes in which they are placed.
As I dislike others spoiling a storyline for others so I will not divulge other details.
Sufficient to say the story is well paced and more than captivating throughout.

On the strength of this one title, I have now purchased ALL of Lukes other works and I am currently enthralled by 'Blacklisted'

To summarise. ignore any negatives you read, do yourself justice and make your own mind up by clicking the purchase button.

It's well worth the asking price!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thriller 17 Sep 2013
By Mr. G. Johns VINE VOICE
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Once more Luke Romyn excels - unbeknownst to me, this book set the scene and characters for later novels, which were to come, and have subsequently read. Superb!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Romyn Doth Murder Sleep... 20 Feb 2013
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A book well written enough to make it hard to sleep. Up there with James Herbert, I'd say, for a nail biting and hypnotic read. Right from the start one feels like a rabbit held hypnotized by the venomous snake of Romyn's strong and compelling narrative.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FLIPPIN'ECK! 13 Aug 2014
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Okay, so it's not the "best written" book I've come across, (but who am I to judge?)
This guy's stories are amazing, the characters great fun and the pace is phrenetic and non stop.
If you want a strong story line AND a fast read which you will not want to put down.READ ON!

I also have to say the rest are better and if you get around to reading BLACKLISTED when it is out, I only wish I could give 6 or 7 stars!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 22 Mar 2014
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Vane ... what can i say if i was going to be an free spirit ... a troubled free spirit i'd want to be Vane this book was good but vane really comes into his own the Lukes Legacy Chronicles
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read. 17 Feb 2014
By Diana
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Could not put this down. A wonderful start to The Legacy Chronicles.I had already read Book 1 in a omnibus but have now downloaded all three
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read 17 Feb 2014
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Loved this book and I'm now going to read all the other books by this diamond of a find author.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I stumbled across this Author.....luckily for me. He had me gripped from the first book downloaded and now read them all. Excellent .
Published 8 months ago by anitaalexander
3.0 out of 5 stars Will read more Luke Romyn
Not really my usual type of book and nearly abandoned early on. However, persevered and pleased that I did. Contains a few interesting twists on old preconceptions.
Published 12 months ago by Jaybird
3.0 out of 5 stars Predictable for the genre.
Predictable characters and predictable language. Tries too hard to be shocking. It's all been done before and in many cases far better.
Published 14 months ago by Anthony Turner
4.0 out of 5 stars A Dark Path-Man-Story
I received a free copy of THE DARK PATH from when the author offered a free download. In exchange, I offer this, my fair and honest review. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Patricia Reding
5.0 out of 5 stars As dark as it gets!
The Dark Man, born of torment into an existence of death. In the underworld of killers he reigns supreme. And yet he is chosen for a task of supreme benevolence. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Shane KP O'Neill (Writer of the Dracula Chronicles)
4.0 out of 5 stars Wicked
I love horror in the 21st century and this had it all. Loved it. Couldn't put it down. Was sorry when it ended.
Published 19 months ago by Goldilocks
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Got this as a free kindle book .. Like the fact it gives you a chance to read books you wouldn't ordinarily read.
Published 19 months ago by Sally R
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