Marcus Battle has been living an isolated life after the Scourge took his wife and child. Over the years prior he built a homestead completely off grid. It is fully stocked with “beans, bullets, and bandaids” according to the prepper credo. Battle is totally oblivious to the what is ongoing in the world outside of his property. That is, until it drops in on him with a bang.
Abrahams first novel in The Traveler series, Home, is set in post-apocalypic Texas, in and around the Abilene area. The lawless are in power, and you either join them or die. Battle isn’t one to give up without a fight. And, the lawless in this dystopian world live to fight.
Battle’s character is well developed and we are able to understand who he is by knowing about his past. The other major characters are described in a way that you can not only picture them but feel their emotions. The plot is nicely paced, speeding up and slowing down as appropriate. The story moves along with a few twists and turns that are often dictated by Battle’s moral decisions.
It’s a good book, but not a great book. I found it believable only because of the Battle’s military background.
I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.
4 out of 5 stars.