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This article was published on February 19, 2011

Dark Prophecy. CSI creator releases amazing iPad Digi-Novel

Dark Prophecy. CSI creator releases amazing iPad Digi-Novel
Jeff Cormier
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Jeff Cormier, a graduate of SMU and the TW School of Law, is the co-founder of C4 Universe, LLC. Desire to know more? http://about.me/jffc Jeff Cormier, a graduate of SMU and the TW School of Law, is the co-founder of C4 Universe, LLC. Desire to know more? http://about.me/jffcrmr/bio...

There are many things about Apple’s iPad which make it a super device: watching movies, gaming, catching up on news, following activity on your social networks, browsing the web, and more.

Our own Martin penned a marvelous piece concerning the best apps to accomplish all the above lest you question the voluminous things one can do using an iPad.

That said, one of the best things to do on the iPad is read a good book (assuming you’re a reader).  There’s the Kindle app for the iPad, a wonderful cross-platform option for reading items purchased on Amazon.com.

Another option is Apple’s own iBooks.  One of the benefits of using iBooks over other options is the type of content one has access to including: regular novels, interactive children’s books, 3D books, and a new type of book, the Digi-Novel.

An amazing new Digi-Novel, Dark Prophecy ($12.99), from CSI creator, Anthony E. Zuiker, is the second book in the “Level 26” series of stories.

Dark Prophecy combines a 400 page reading experience with a hour-long film (directed by Anthony E. Zuiker and starring Dan Buran, Justine Bateman and Michael Ironside), an interactive experience that moves readers from passages in the book, to the ‘cyber-bridge’ videos, to other features like collecting bios and evidence.

The story follows Steve Dark, a crime-scene investigator, as he tracks the “Tarot Card Killer.”

As one encounters bios, there are options to skip additional information, or view other biographical content about Dark, the nightmare-inducing White Sqweegel, and other characters in the story.

Moving through the story, following Dark on the trail of the Tarot Card Killer, interactive tarot cards present themselves which, like the characters and the balance of Dark Prophecy, are superbly creepy.

Dark Prophecy offers three versions of the novel with a single purchase:

  • Traditional – Like any eBook this version is text only.
  • Digi-Novel – Containing both text and live-action motion picture cyber-bridges integrated into the reading experience.
  • Ultimate Digi-novel – Giving you everything the ‘Digi-novel’ has to offer, this option provides text and cyber-bridges, as well as allowing one to collect character bios and evidence.

Dark Prophecy is an incredible immersive reading experience, adding a film, photo gallery and more for only $12.99.  Of all the iBooks I’ve tried, none have provided such a superb experience as Dark Prophecy.  If you enjoy a thrilling story which takes complete advantage of the iPad’s capabilities, Dark Prophecy is for you.

Pick up Dark Prophecyhere and let us know what you think!