John Matherson lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina working as a professor at Montreat College. It’s an idyllic place to live and raise a family. Then the USA suffers an EMP attack that leaves virtually everything nonfunctional. Nothing will be the same for John as he struggles to hold his family and his community together. Keeping everyone alive and safe from a society that has broken down, with the worst of the worst cutting a path of destruction everywhere they go, is his number one priority.
Forstchen presents us with a ‘what if’ scenario in very real terms. His insight into human behavior is spot on. He doesn’t sugarcoat the issues and presents new world problems in the harsh environment of a post EMP strike. He does a good job of developing John’s character. The world building has enough details that I can envision the scenes. Overall, these books are well written and attention-grabbing.
You will enjoy this series. It will educate you and challenge you. If nothing else, it is thought-provoking.
5 out of 5 stars.