‘Dark Confluence’ – Book 1 of ‘The Darkening’ trilogy

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Dark Confluence is not what you call generic dark fantasy – it is set in a country town in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland of Queensland, Australia, and there is not a single vampire or werewolf in sight!

I wrote Dark Confluence for two reasons. Firstly, because I love dark fantasy/paranormal fiction and wanted to write a story in that genre. Secondly, because Australia doesn’t have many, if any adult fairy tales set here, and I wanted to create one.  I also wanted to write a dark fantasy with a mature-aged heroine. So many books in that genre feature teenagers – as a mature woman I felt disengaged from those characters, I could not relate to them, so Jen McDonald was born.

Hint – There is also a hidden message in the story.

There is now a new Facebook page dedicated to The Darkening trilogy.


Dark Confluence is again available to buy as an eBook from:



Dark Confluence is again available to buy as a paperback from CreateSpace, other buy links are here, I will post more links up as they become available.

Watch this space if you would like to purchase an author-signed paperback copy of
Dark Confluence. There will be a limited number of these available. I hope to have some available for sale from August 2016, the cost per book will be AUS$19.99 + postage.
If you want a copy, email me in advance on (theauthor@rosemaryfryth.com).


TITLE: Dark Confluence
SERIES: The Darkening Trilogy, Book 1
AUTHOR: Rosemary Fryth
GENRE: Paranormal Horror Thriller


It’s just another ordinary day for Jen McDonald. Until she slams on her brakes and narrowly misses hitting a shrouded woman. Disoriented and stumbling from her car, she’s stunned when she discovers the woman has disappeared. Unbeknownst to Jen, that event is the catalyst for many others in the small Australian town of Emerald Hills.

In another part of town, a witch rises up determined to gain more power, influence and wealth, setting into motion a series of catastrophic episodes.

People disappear, only to be later found dead, animals are mutilated, seedlings and saplings suddenly appear that only Jen can see, children go missing, a strange group of pale men and women show up, and the town folk appear to be entranced. Amongst all this, Jen is experiencing strange things happening to her as well. Something dark and sinister is coming and it’s determined to take over the town.

Jen’s world is turned upside down when she’s told by Fionn that it is only she who can save the town and its residents. Will Jen be brave enough to accept her destiny, even knowing she may have to sacrifice herself?


For those who may have wondered where in the world the fictional town
of ‘Emerald Hills’ is set.

‘Dark Destination’ and ‘Dark Destiny’ will be released later in the year.


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