The Dark Winter - David Mark Read my full review @ rating: 3.5 Stars My opinion: A new series for me! I thought this book stared off stronger than it ended, but I still enjoyed the ride in this debut novel. The writing and character development started off strong. I feel the author kind of let it slip towards the end and simply wrapped the book up which was disappointing. Furthermore, I felt that there were a couple of slips or missteps (underdevelopment) in the writing, but would expect that to a point in a new series. I am happy I accidentally stumbled upon this!