Darkness Be My Friend (Tomorrow Series #4)

Darkness Be My Friend (Tomorrow Series #4)

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Overview

That’s what war does for you. Either kills you in one hit or destroys you slowly. One way or the other, it gets you. Unless you fight back.

"Each book has its place in the tone and tenor of the series, but Darkness, Be My Friend is one of the best.... Like ancient myths, the stories confront the purpose of life, death, betrayal, killing, love, hate, revenge, selflessness, sacrifice and, in this most recent book, faith." – The Age

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781486219131
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Series: Tomorrow Series , #4
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author


John Marsden accidentally put himself through the perfect training to become a novelist.

He read vast numbers of books, acquired a love of language, and became insatiably curious about other people. He also had a variety of jobs, 32 at the last count, including working in abattoirs, hospitals, morgues and a haunted house.

In 1985, rather to his own surprise, he found himself teaching English in the Australian bush, at Timbertop School. Noticing a complete lack of interest in reading among his Year 9 students he tried his hand at writing a short novel that he thought they might enjoy.

The rest is history. John Marsden, author of the Tomorrow series and Ellie Chronicles, is now the world's most successful author of teenage fiction. He has sold a million and a half books worldwide, and has won awards in Europe, America and Australia. His first love however is still teaching, and he spends most of his time running writing camps at his property, near Hanging Rock, Victoria.

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Darkness Be My Friend (Tomorrow Series #4) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
John Marsden has the unique ability to peer inside the mind of someone else; the person he's writing about. His books are incredibly, the ones I've read so far. I'm always looking for more of his work. the Pain, suffering, and hardships, that Ellie and her friends had to go through is portrayed beautifully and passionatly in each book.
15amyb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the 4th book from the series tomorrow when the war began which is a Australian based series about a group of teens who find that their country (Australia) has been invaded. The books are about there struggles to enable the enemy¿s progress. This book is a really great read it starts off with them having to return back to Australia after the last book where they get captured. The story is told by Elli who is one of the teens. My favorite charter in the book is Elli because she is honest throughout the whole book even about think that she was not proud of and I think that the author did a very good job of making the charter not biased. Even thought I thought the last book was the end john Marsden was able to make it entertaining and fill it even more with action then the last book I think it is really well written and I can¿t wait to read the next book.amyb9c
emilyannward on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The fourth book in the Tomorrow series, Darkness Be My Friend centers around Ellie and her friends. The book starts off in New Zealand, where the protagonists have been for a few months. They're asked to go back to Wirrawee to help with a mission to attack the air field. They're not directly involved with the mission, they're just leading New Zealand soldiers around Wirrawee. Unfortunately, things don't go according to plan.This series is gradually becoming slower in pace. I know some people don't like it - the first book is action packed, and by this one, there is a lot more retroflection and waiting for things to happen. But I think it's very realistic. These teenagers aren't trained soldiers, they're just teenagers who were in the right (or wrong, depending on how you look at it) place at the time of the invasion. Instead of carrying out missions every few days, they have to rest, think about what they're doing, and try very hard not to be killed.This book took me a bit longer to read than the last ones, but I'll definitely pick up the next one and eventually finish the series. I'm very involved with the characters, I want to see what happens to them. I wonder if I'm the only one who could see Ellie and Homer eventually getting together. They have pretty strong personalities, and would always be butting heads.
LamSon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found book 3 at a library sale. It looked interesting, so I found the first two at the library. These are very enjoyable reads about six teens in Australia who are camping when their country is invaded. Circumstances force them to become partisans. Marsden writes with good suspense, action and leaving you looking forward to the next volume. I have two compliants - 1. By book six we still don't know who invaded. This seems unlikely for even the most geographically ignorant. 2. In spite of numerous clashes with the enemy the group never accumulate an arsenal of weapons.All-in-all these are good books.
mcgarry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Yr 8 - Yr 10When you're thrown into the wildness of war you don't get many choices.You can give up - or you can fight. Ellie and her friends fight. They don'tlike it, they spend a lot of time being terrified, they make mistakes,sometimes it is a victory just to stay alive.
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graysmenagerie More than 1 year ago
I saw the movie and noticed that is was based on a book, so I came to B&N to look for the nook books and was excited to see that it was a series of 7. Please read series in order! This is supposed to be a youth/teen book, but they did not write them this way when I was young. I recommend that parents glance through these books to be sure they think that their child can handle the "war time" theme. But anyway, i loved the series and really was sad when it was over!! In it's own way, this is educational on survival that unfortunately may be needed one day.
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I love this series. The books are amazing, but I had to stop reading them because I was upset because so many characters were being lost.
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