TWO TEENAGERS FIGHT TO SURVIVE IN AN AMERICA GONE DARK
When massive solar flares send an intense electromagnetic pulse to Earth, every electrical device is fried instantly. The modern world that sixteen-year-old Mitch Henley has always known comes crashing down. Anarchy, looting and chaos explode all around him. Stranded in New Orleans, Mitch escapes into the Mississippi backwoods he knows so well, hoping to stay alive using the survival and hunting skills he learned from his game-warden father. Alone and on foot, Mitch sets out to make his way back to the family farm and his younger sister. Not knowing if his parents are dead or alive, nothing else matters . . . until he meets April Gibbs along the way. Smart, beautiful, lethal and alone, she is also making a treacherous trek to find her lost family. They decide to travel together for safety, but neither can begin to imagine the danger that awaits them in the woods.
Set in the same anarchy-and-desperation-reigned world of the author’s dystopian thriller: The Pulse, The Darkness After a frightening look at how fragile our technologically dependent lifestyle really is.
Scott B. Williams
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I must disagree with the one-star review by kczar that said this book might appeal only to a 12-year old. I'm a 65 year-old prepper who has lots of weapons and preps, and who has read extensively in this genre, including "The Pulse" that Scott published last year. And I found the book to not only be well written with very few spelling and grammar errors, but also a credible story. It's not out of the realm of reason that a 16 year-old boy who lives in a very rural setting, whose father is a game warden, and who has had extensive hunting experience for his age, has the knowledge and maturity to act as he did in the story. Scott avoids unnecessary sensationalism that most authors would have stooped to in a TEOTWAWKI story centered around teens. Yes, he did also avoid foul language since this book was probably aimed at a younger audience; but it did not detract from the story at all. I've read some SHTF books laced with expletives and heavy action that were milk-toast compared to...
Even though I place this story in the YA catagory, I enjoyed the read very much. Two young teenagers find themselves trying to get home to their loved ones after the grid goes down. Mitch is in New Orleans heading back to Mississippi and his family farm, April on the road to Hattiesburg to be with her young daughter and family.
Mitch and April's characters are well developed, with portrayals of strengths and weaknesses. Both of them draw strength from the other in various ways, learning to trust and adapt in a world cast into chaos. Each of them are forced to take violent measures when their lives are interrupted by those who prey on the weak. Armed with the skills taught by their father's, Mitch and April team up and move toward their destination, but not without detours.
One would think, by reading the description of the story, this book is about a love story. It's not...it's about two people trying to survive and get home. It does have some teenage...
I loved the Pulse and am anxiously awaiting the sequel. This book, while not a sequel, follows 2 more people struggling to survive in the post-pulse world. Fast moving and compelling, Williams proves again he can hold your interest and demand your attention. As good as any post-shtf novels out there. Buy it, read it, and impatiently wait for more.
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