A very possible real life scenario


The Borrowed World cover

Jim Powell and a group of coworkers are in Richmond, VA to attend a meeting when ISIS attacks multiple weak points throughout the USA along the power grid, at dams, oil refineries, etc. simultaneously. With fuel confiscated for emergency use by the government Jim and his group have no easy way to travel the several hundred miles to home. Lawlessness quickly overtakes the land. Being a prepper Jim has a plan. But, will his coworkers listen to him or go their own way?

Horton’s first novel in The Borrowed World Series, The Borrowed World: A Novel of Post-Apocalyptic Collapse, is a realistic look at a highly probably disaster. The characters are believable and their personalities well developed. The story is nicely paced and keeps your attention. There are a couple of typos and/or contextual errors, but not enough to be distracting.

This was a very enjoyable book for me. It dealt in real world terms that I was able to relate to. The characters were easily to see as people I already knew who were of a similar mind. I really liked the contrast between Jim and Gary. Though both had been prepping neither were completely prepared for this disaster but in different ways.

5 out of 5 stars.


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