Maeve Tildon is a widow trying to make the best life she can for her son. Mark Bishop is ex-military and shuns most human contact. Bishop promised Maeve’s husband that he would always look out for her and her son. When a mini ice age suddenly places all of the world in dire straits Bishop will do whatever he can to keep that promise.
Shaw’s novel, Surrender The Sun: A Post Apocalyptic Dystopian Thriller (Volume 1), is a refreshing look at survival and the breakdown of society. The main characters as well as several of the supporting ones are well developed. The story itself is suspenseful and a cause for nail biting. What amazed me the most was how quickly man turned on one another. Maybe it was because of the sudden isolation caused by the weather. The darker side of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho took over in a matter of days.
This is a story about learning how to survive under harsh circumstances. It emphasizes the need for a long-term plan and provisions. With no end in sight for this weather phenomena the second book in this series will surely test the goodwill of those that have survived.
5 out of 5 stars.